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 76-100 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80764 10-in. 1/5/1923 Jenny Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80765 10-in. 1/5/1923 Tiger rag Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80969 10-in. 4/17/1923 Wet yo' thumb Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80970 10-in. 4/16/1923 Aunt Hagar's blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80971 10-in. 4/17/1923 Beale Street mamma Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80979 10-in. 4/19/1923 Beale Street blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80980 10-in. 4/19/1923 12th Street rag Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80981 10-in. 4/20/1923 Louisville Lou Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81111 10-in. 7/5/1923 Cut yourself a piece of cake Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81135 10-in. 7/14/1923 Annabelle Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81218 10-in. 9/16/1923 Ted Lewis popular favorites Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81381 10-in. 12/4/1923 Twelve o'clock at night Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 81382 10-in. 12/4/1923 Steppin' out Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81386 10-in. 12/6/1923 Unfortunate blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81387 10-in. 12/6/1923 The one I love belongs to somebody else Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81544 10-in. 2/10/1924 Dream daddy Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81545 10-in. 2/10/1924 Mr. Radio Man Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81546 10-in. 2/10/1924 The day will come Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia 81547 10-in. 2/10/1924 Let me go to sleep Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81681 10-in. 4/10/1924 San Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81682 10-in. 4/10/1924 She's everybody's sweetheart Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia 81790 10-in. 5/23/1924 I wonder what's become of Sally? Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81795 10-in. 5/24/1924 June night Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81808 10-in. 6/5/1924 Barnyard blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81811 10-in. 6/6/1924 There'll be some changes made Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 76-100 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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