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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 76-100 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27338 10-in. 12/22/1922 Christ arose Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27363 10-in. 12/29/1922 Jesus Christ is risen today Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27381 10-in. 1/12/1923 There's a mother always waiting you at home, sweet home Lewis James ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27382 10-in. 1/12/1923 In an old rose and lavender shawl Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27388 10-in. 1/19/1923 Honeymoon time Alice Green ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27389 10-in. 1/22/1923 Oh, what a mother I had Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin, oboe, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27390 10-in. 1/22/1923 Hosanna Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27391 10-in. 1/22/1923 The Holy City Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27520 10-in. 1/29/1923 The Holy City Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27700 10-in. 3/14/1923 I wonder how the old folks are at home Lewis James ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27739 10-in. 4/6/1923 Massa's in the cold, cold ground Wilfred Glenn ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27740 10-in. 4/6/1923 I've been workin' on de railroad Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27768 10-in. 4/23/1923 Whoopee ti yi yo Wilfred Glenn ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27769 10-in. 4/23/1923 Song of the brown October ale Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27791 10-in. 5/2/1923 River Shannon moon Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-27952 10-in. 5/26/1926 When you were sweet sixteen Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27952 10-in. 5/11/1923 When you were sweet sixteen Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27968 10-in. 5/24/1923 My mother's prayer Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27969 10-in. 5/24/1923 Then you'll remember me Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28184 10-in. 7/13/1923 Louisiana Lou Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28185 10-in. 7/13/1923 By the watermelon vine Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28189 10-in. 7/13/1923 When all the world forgets you (there's a mother waiting still) Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28409 10-in. 7/23/1923 I wish I had someone to cry over me Lewis James Male vocal solo, with saxophone and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28438 10-in. 8/21/1923 Mighty lak' a rose Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28439 10-in. 8/21/1923 Tales of Hoffman : Barcarolle Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609

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