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 26-50 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 78925 10-in. 1/12/1920 When my baby smiles at me Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist, leader  
Columbia 79046 10-in. 3/14/1920 Oh! By jingo Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79047 10-in. 3/14/1920 I'll see you in C-U-B-A Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with whistling vocalist, whistling, leader  
Columbia 79086 10-in. 3/28/1920 The moon shines on the moonshine Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 79111 10-in. 4/9/1920 Somehow Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 79127 10-in. 4/18/1920 Unlucky blues Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79361 10-in. 8/25/1920 Fair one Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79362 10-in. 8/25/1920 I love you Sunday Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79363 10-in. 8/25/1920 The hula blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79364 10-in. 8/25/1920 Oh! Ted Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 79365 10-in. 8/25/1920 Tired of me Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79366 10-in. 8/25/1920 That Riga-liga-lee Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 79367 10-in. 8/25/1920 Gypsy moon Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79542 10-in. 11/28/1920 Broadway Rose Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79543 10-in. 11/28/1920 Margie Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 79546 10-in. 11/29/1920 Margie Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79687 10-in. Feb. 1921 Queen of Sheba Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 79688 10-in. Feb. 1921 I'm coming back to you—maybe Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 79689 10-in. Feb. 1921 Underneath the palms Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79694 10-in. 3/22/1921 Not so long ago Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79695 10-in. 3/22/1921 Where is my daddy now blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79696 10-in. 3/22/1921 Love me Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79884 10-in. 6/11/1921 All by myself Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79923 10-in. 7/1/1921 Sally, won't you come back Ted Lewis’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 79937 10-in. 7/13/1921 Second hand Rose Ted Lewis’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 26-50 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786

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