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 101-125 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81908 10-in. 8/11/1924 Sweet little you Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81909 10-in. 8/11/1924 Eccentric Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81990 10-in. 9/10/1924 She loves me Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140039 10-in. 9/17/1924 Me and the boy friend Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140094 10-in. 10/7/1924 Too tired Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140095 10-in. 10/9/1924 Show me the way Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 140110 10-in. 10/17/1924 Nobody loves you like I do Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140140 10-in. 11/14/1924 Rose-Marie Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 140149 10-in. 11/24/1924 Madeline Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140199 10-in. 12/19/1924 I ain't got nobody to love Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140205 10-in. 12/23/1924 I like you the best of all Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 140234 10-in. 1/9/1925 Will you remember me? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia 140319 10-in. 2/4/1925 Tin roof blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140324 10-in. 2/5/1925 12th Street blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140334 10-in. 2/7/1925 We' re back together again Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140374 10-in. 1/29/1925 O Katharina! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140379 10-in. 2/2/1925 Ah-ha! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W140709 10-in. 6/22/1925 Milenberg joys Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140710 10-in. 6/22/1925 Tin roof blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140711 10-in. 6/22/1925 Angry Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140714 10-in. 6/23/1925 Marguerite Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140715 10-in. 6/23/1925 Say Arabella Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140716 10-in. 6/23/1925 I miss my Swiss Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141123 10-in. 10/8/1925 Bam Bam Bamy shore Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141124 10-in. 10/8/1925 The camel walk Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 101-125 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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