Ted Lewis

Theodore Leopold Friedman (June 6, 1890 – August 25, 1971), known as Ted Lewis, was an American entertainer, bandleader, singer, and musician. He fronted a band and touring stage show that presented a combination of jazz, comedy, and nostalgia that was a hit with the American public before and after World War II. He was known by the moniker "Mr. Entertainment" or Ted "Is Everybody Happy?" Lewis. Lewis died of lung failure in August 1971.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6th, 1890 (Circleville), Died August 25th, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, clarinet, composer, lyricist, songwriter, speaker, whistling

Recordings (Results 301-317 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38780 10-in. 10/2/1934 I'll close my eyes to everyone else Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, leader  
Decca DLA 1317 10-in. 4/16/1938 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1318 10-in. 4/16/1938 Goodnight (Waltz) Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1319 10-in. 4/16/1938 When my baby smiles at me Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1320 10-in. 7/16/1938 Wear a hat with a silver lining Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1343 10-in. 7/25/1938 Three o'clock in the morning Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1344 10-in. 7/25/1938 I'm the medicine man for the blues Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1345 10-in. 7/25/1938 (I got a woman.crazy for me) She's funny that way Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 1346 10-in. 7/25/1938 The old St. Louis blues Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2407 10-in. 5/26/1941 Just around the corner Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2408 10-in. 5/26/1941 Down the old church aisle Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2409 10-in. 5/26/1941 Tiger rag Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2410 10-in. 5/26/1941 Jazz me blues Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca C 9614 10-in. 11/10/1934 Did she ask for me? Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca C 9615 10-in. 11/10/1934 A new deal in love Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca C 9616 10-in. 11/10/1934 Earthquake Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
Decca C 9617 10-in. 11/10/1934 I can sew a button Ted Lewis and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, vocalist  
(Results 301-317 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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