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Lewis James

Lewis Lyman James (July 27, 1892 – February 19, 1959) was a vocalist and among the most active of recording artists in the United States from 1917 through much of the 1930s. He was a member of The Shannon Four, The Revelers, and The Criterion Trio. He had many Top Ten hits during that time, including "My Baby Boy", "Till We Meet Again", "What'll I Do", "All Alone)" and "Pal of My Cradle Days", among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 27th, 1892 (Scio Township), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, speaker, vocalist

Notes: Also sings in bass range.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3449 10-in. 2/4/1925 Toreador song Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-8907 12-in. 8/23/1926 Gems from The Mikado Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10526 10-in. 6/12/1911 Joy to the world Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-11909 12-in. 10/31/1927 Songs of Ireland Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-12116 12-in. 10/31/1927 Songs of Scotland Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-12507 12-in. 4/11/1928 Gems from Cavalleria rusticana Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-12616 12-in. 3/30/1928 Gems from I pagliacci Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-13723 12-in. 5/11/1927 Sea songs Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-14445 10-in. 5/12/1926 Pilgrim's chorus Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-14569 10-in. 3/30/1928 America Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-15563 12-in. 4/11/1928 Gems from La traviata Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-15564 12-in. 1/5/1915 Gems from La traviata Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-16098 12-in. 1/13/1927 Songs of the past, no. 1 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-16100 12-in. 1/13/1927 Songs of the past, no. 2 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-16173 12-in. 1/13/1927 Songs of the past, no. 3 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-16216 12-in. 5/11/1927 Songs of the past, no. 4 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-19121 10-in. 4/8/1927 Deep river Frances Alda ; Shannon Quartet Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19585 10-in. 4/13/1917 The sword of Bunker Hill Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19586 10-in. 4/13/1917 The girl I left behind me Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21463 10-in. 2/21/1918 A little bit of sunshine Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21473 10-in. 2/27/1918 All aboard for home, sweet home Lewis James ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21474 10-in. 2/27/1918 The last long mile Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21484 10-in. 3/5/1918 The Kilties march Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21673 10-in. 4/12/1918 Soldier's farewell Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21674 10-in. 4/12/1918 Nearer, my God, to Thee Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 1128 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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