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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 126-150 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29982 10-in. 5/9/1924 Paradise Alley Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30030 10-in. 4/29/1924 Just some roses Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30052 10-in. 5/7/1924 The sidewalks of New York Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30053 10-in. 5/7/1924 Maggie Murphy's home Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30054 10-in. 5/7/1924 Old familiar faces Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30168 10-in. 6/6/1924 Only you International Novelty Orchestra ; Lewis James Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30238 10-in. 6/4/1924 Any old time at all Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30240 10-in. 6/4/1924 Swanee River Rose Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30256 10-in. 6/9/1924 Carmena Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30262 10-in. 6/9/1924 Estudiantina Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30263 10-in. 6/10/1924 King all glorious Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30264 10-in. 6/10/1924 King all glorious Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30265 10-in. 6/10/1924 Adeste fideles Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30266 10-in. 6/11/1924 Stand up for Jesus Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30267 10-in. 6/11/1924 Day is dying in the west Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30406 10-in. 6/19/1924 All through the night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30407 10-in. 6/19/1924 Oft in the stilly night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30408 10-in. 6/19/1924 Come back to Erin Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30460 10-in. 7/2/1924 I wonder what's become of Sally? Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30501 10-in. 7/15/1924 If love were all Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30503 10-in. 7/15/1924 Drifting to you Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30505 10-in. 7/16/1924 The big bass viol Wilfred Glenn ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30530 10-in. 7/24/1924 Driftwood Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30562 10-in. 8/11/1924 Bonny Eloise (The belle of the Mohawk vale) Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30563 10-in. 8/11/1924 Annie Lisle Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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

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