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 126-150 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W141211 10-in. 10/28/1925 While we danced till dawn Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W141212 10-in. 10/28/1925 Just around the corner Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W141393 10-in. 12/15/1925 Don't wake me up (Let me dream) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141394 10-in. 12/15/1925 Drifting and dreaming Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141415 10-in. 12/18/1925 That certain party Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W141416 10-in. 12/18/1925 The monkey doodle-doo Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141436 10-in. 12/28/1925 Pretty little baby Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141437 10-in. 12/28/1925 I wish't I was in Peoria Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W141657 10-in. 2/10/1926 Poor papa Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141665 10-in. 2/10/1926 No Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W141672 10-in. 2/11/1926 In my gondola Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W141673 10-in. 2/11/1926 I've found a new baby Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142271 10-in. 6/1/1926 That's why I love you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W142272 10-in. 6/1/1926 Where'd you get those eyes? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W142273 10-in. 6/2/1926 Iyone—my own Iyone Frank Ferera ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar and male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W142274 10-in. 6/2/1926 Hi-diddle-diddle Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142275 10-in. 6/3/1926 My mamma's in town Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142276 10-in. 6/3/1926 The new St. Louis blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142444 10-in. 7/16/1926 Tiger rag Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142445 10-in. 7/16/1926 Blues (My naughty sweetie gives to me) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142447 10-in. 7/26/1926 Bring back those minstrel days Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142448 10-in. 7/26/1926 I can't get over a girl like you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142950 10-in. 11/22/1926 Bugle call rag Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142951 10-in. 11/22/1926 When my baby smiles at me Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W142954 10-in. 11/23/1926 Keep a little sunshine in your heart Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
(Results 126-150 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786

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