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 51-75 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79963 10-in. 8/18/1921 Wang wang blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79964 10-in. 8/17/1921 Home again blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79984 10-in. 9/12/1921 Ma Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79988 10-in. 9/13/1921 Bimini bay Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80017 10-in. 10/7/1921 Ten little fingers and ten little toes (down in Tennessee) Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80037 10-in. 10/20/1921 Down the old church aisle Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader, speaker  
Columbia 80039 10-in. 10/21/1921 Everybody step Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80122 10-in. 12/23/1921 Marie Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80219 10-in. 2/24/1922 Rosy posy Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80220 10-in. 2/24/1922 Every day Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80360 10-in. 5/19/1922 Sunshine Alley Ted Lewis’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80361 10-in. 5/19/1922 We'll build a dear little, cute little love nest some sweet day Ted Lewis’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80428 10-in. 6/28/1922 Georgette Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with talk speaker, leader  
Columbia 80429 10-in. 6/28/1922 Send back my honeyman Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80463 10-in. 7/20/1922 Hot lips Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80469 10-in. 7/22/1922 I love you, sweet Angeline Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80543 10-in. 9/15/1922 Homesick Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with whistling leader, vocalist, whistling  
Columbia 80548 10-in. 9/16/1922 To-morrow Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80566 10-in. 9/27/1922 Fate Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80567 10-in. 9/27/1922 Bees' knees Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 80573 10-in. 9/29/1922 Lovin' Sam (The sheik of Alabam) Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80703 10-in. 12/5/1922 Runnin' wild! Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80711 10-in. 12/7/1922 St. Louis blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80712 10-in. 12/7/1922 Three o'clock in the morning Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with monologue leader, speaker  
Columbia 80763 10-in. 1/4/1923 The Memphis blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 51-75 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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