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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 29, 1892 (Scio Township), Died February 19, 1959 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, speaker, vocalist

Notes: Also sings in bass range.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-21935 10-in. 5/28/1918 Oh moon of the summer night (Tell my mother her boy's all right) Harry Macdonough ; Shannon Four Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21936 10-in. 5/28/1918 Bring me a letter from my old home town Lewis James ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-21937 10-in. 5/28/1918 Cheer up, Father, cheer up, Mother Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22077 10-in. 7/29/1918 Mary Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22114 10-in. 7/2/1918 Goodbye, Mother Machree Harry Macdonough ; Shannon Four Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22115 10-in. 7/2/1918 Any old time at all Helen Clark ; Shannon Four Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22185 10-in. 7/30/1918 We're bound to win with boys like you Charles Hart ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal solo and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22186 10-in. 7/30/1918 That's what God made mothers for Lewis James ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22281 10-in. 10/9/1918 Croon, croon, underneat' de moon Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22421 10-in. 11/14/1918 Robin Adair Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22432 10-in. 11/26/1918 Silent night, hallowed night Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22435 10-in. 11/26/1918 The vacant chair Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22446 10-in. 12/4/1918 Mother, here's your boy Lewis James ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22447 10-in. 12/4/1918 Till we meet again Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22568 10-in. 1/30/1919 Salvation lassie of mine Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22616 10-in. 3/10/1919 College days Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22620 10-in. 3/12/1919 Smile and the world smiles with you (Weep and you weep alone) Lewis James ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22879 10-in. 5/28/1919 The music of wedding chimes Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22880 10-in. 5/28/1919 The gates of gladness (On the road to Sunshine Land) Lewis James ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23041 10-in. 6/30/1919 Mandy Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23054 10-in. 7/9/1919 Dreamy Alabama Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23167 10-in. 9/22/1919 Everybody's crazy over Dixie Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23168 10-in. 9/22/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23181 10-in. 10/1/1919 I love you just the same, sweet Adeline Charles Harrison ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with celeste, violin, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23198 10-in. 10/10/1919 On the trail to Santa Fe Crescent Trio Male vocal trio, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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