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 151-175 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142955 10-in. 11/23/1926 Some of these days Ted Lewis and his Band ; Sophie Tucker Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142962 10-in. 11/26/1926 Wistful and blue Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W142963 10-in. 11/26/1926 If you see Sally Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W143442 10-in. 2/6/1927 Wandering in dreamland Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W143443 10-in. 2/6/1927 Lily Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W143640 10-in. 3/23/1927 Wah! Wah! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W143708 10-in. 3/23/1927 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W143997 10-in. 4/21/1927 The Memphis blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143998 10-in. 4/21/1927 Frankie and Johnny Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W144052 10-in. 4/27/1927 Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W144053 10-in. 4/27/1927 One sweet letter from you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W144247 10-in. 6/2/1927 Alexander's ragtime band Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W144261 10-in. 6/8/1927 Down the old church aisle Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W144262 10-in. 6/8/1927 Beale Street blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W144990 10-in. 11/18/1927 The sweetheart of Sigma Chi Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W144991 10-in. 11/18/1927 Is everybody happy now? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia W145395 10-in. 12/23/1927 Keep sweeping the cobwebs off the moon Ruth Etting ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W145420 10-in. 12/16/1927 Good night Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145421 10-in. 12/16/1927 Away down South in heaven Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145496 10-in. 1/10/1928 Is everybody happy now? Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W145552 10-in. 1/18/1928 Mary Ann Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145588 10-in. 1/26/1928 Cobble-stones Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145606 10-in. 2/1/1928 Start the band Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W145794 10-in. 3/21/1928 Oh, baby! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145797 10-in. 3/22/1928 Hello Montreal! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
(Results 151-175 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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