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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 101-125 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28483 10-in. 9/17/1923 Through deep'ning trials Trinity Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28578 10-in. 9/20/1923 I'm drifting back to dreamland Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28627 10-in. 10/2/1923 Why should I give my love to you? Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28672 10-in. 10/17/1923 Indiana moon Claire Brookhurst ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28676 10-in. 10/19/1923 Stars of the summer night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28678 10-in. 10/19/1923 America the beautiful Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-28678 10-in. 3/11/1927 America the beautiful Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28833 10-in. 11/5/1923 Lou'siana Lewis James ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with trombone and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28844 10-in. 11/6/1923 You didn't want me when I wanted you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28887 10-in. 11/12/1923 The west, a nest, and you Claire Brookhurst ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28977 10-in. 11/22/1923 Jesus, lover of my soul Trinity Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29011 10-in. 11/16/1923 The pirate bold Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29012 10-in. 11/16/1923 The west, a nest and you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29026 10-in. 11/23/1923 Nearer and dearer Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29027 10-in. 11/23/1923 Mandy Lee Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29213 10-in. 12/21/1923 Dreaming of my old home, sweet home Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29273 10-in. 1/11/1924 Annie Laurie Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29332 10-in. 1/21/1924 Linger awhile Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29405 10-in. 1/22/1924 Mr. Radio Man (Tell my mammy to come back home) Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29406 10-in. 1/22/1924 Until to-morrow Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29617 10-in. 3/4/1924 When love comes stealing Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29618 10-in. 3/4/1924 The rosary Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with celeste and chimes vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29853 10-in. 4/1/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29892 10-in. 4/17/1924 School day sweethearts Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29941 10-in. 4/28/1924 Don't blame it all on me International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 101-125 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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