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 201-225 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148567 10-in. 5/30/1929 New Orleans Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148568 10-in. 5/30/1929 Lewisada blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148576 10-in. 6/4/1929 Samoa Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W148577 10-in. 6/5/1929 Shine Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148578 10-in. 6/5/1929 I love you Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Columbia W148684 10-in. 6/11/1929 I'm walkin' around in a dream Jerome Conrad Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148930 10-in. 8/21/1929 Farewell blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W148931 10-in. 8/21/1929 Wabash blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W148932 10-in. 8/22/1929 Lady luck Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148933 10-in. 8/23/1929 Through! (How can you say we're through) Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148936 10-in. 8/24/1929 Lonely troubadour Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149613 10-in. 12/23/1929 You've got that thing Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W149734 10-in. 1/6/1930 Harmonica Harry Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149743 10-in. 1/8/1930 San Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W149758 10-in. 1/10/1930 The lonesome road Dixie Four ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149784 10-in. 1/20/1930 Aunt Hagar's blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W149911 10-in. 1/24/1930 Dinah Four Dusty Travelers ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150043 10-in. 2/28/1930 On the sunny side of the street Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150050 10-in. 3/3/1930 Singing a vagabond song Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150460 10-in. 4/14/1930 The world is waiting for the sunrise Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W150467 10-in. 4/16/1930 Three o'clock in the morning Ted Lewis ; Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150478 10-in. 4/17/1930 Somebody stole my gal Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150479 10-in. 4/17/1930 Someday sweetheart Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150482 10-in. 4/18/1930 The Yellow Dog blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W150490 10-in. 4/24/1930 Sobbin' blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 201-225 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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