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 6, 1890 (Circleville), Died August 25, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, clarinet, composer, lyricist, songwriter, speaker, whistling

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 319 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145798 10-in. 3/22/1928 A good man is hard to find Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145799 10-in. 3/23/1928 I ain't got nobody (And nobody cares for me) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145876 10-in. 3/23/1928 Laugh! Clown! Laugh! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W145953 10-in. 4/3/1928 A jazz holiday Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W145954 10-in. 4/3/1928 Jungle blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W146642 10-in. 7/16/1928 Shim-me-sha-wabble Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146643 10-in. 7/16/1928 Clarinet marmalade Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146649 10-in. 7/17/1928 There's no end to my love for you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Columbia W146733 10-in. 7/17/1928 Moonlight madness Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W146742 10-in. 7/18/1928 My little dream boat Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W146746 10-in. 7/19/1928 King for a day Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W147416 10-in. 12/11/1928 Limehouse blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W147417 10-in. 12/12/1928 When the curtain comes down Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W147423 10-in. 12/13/1928 Glad rag doll Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W147693 10-in. 12/4/1928 Wear a hat with a silver lining Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W147696 10-in. 12/5/1928 (I got a woman crazy for me) She's funny that way Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W147700 10-in. 12/6/1928 Allah's holiday Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W147721 10-in. 12/20/1928 Roses of Picardy Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W147722 10-in. 12/20/1928 Russian lullaby Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W148405 10-in. 5/2/1929 I'm walking around in a dream Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W148559 10-in. 5/26/1929 I'm walkin' around in a dream Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148560 10-in. 5/26/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148561 10-in. 5/26/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148562 10-in. 5/26/1929 Maybe—who knows? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148566 10-in. 5/30/1929 In the land of jazz Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
(Results 176-200 of 319 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Ted," accessed May 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

Lewis, Ted. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786.

"Lewis, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106786

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