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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 (Results 151-175 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30564 10-in. 8/11/1924 Killarney Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30565 10-in. 8/12/1924 Why live a lie? Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30566 10-in. 8/12/1924 At the end of the sunset trail Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30738 10-in. 9/2/1924 My Madeleine Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30739 10-in. 9/2/1924 My Madeleine Lewis James Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30763 10-in. 9/23/1924 Holy Ghost, with light divine Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30871 10-in. 9/30/1924 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) International Novelty Orchestra ; Lewis James Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-30871 10-in. 8/18/1926 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Lewis James ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30922 10-in. 9/22/1924 Tea for two Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30923 10-in. 9/22/1924 I want to be happy Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30926 10-in. 9/23/1924 Caroline (Pal o' mine) Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30927 10-in. 9/23/1924 The pal that I loved stole the gal that I loved Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30961 10-in. 10/2/1924 The ten commandments of love Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30963 10-in. 10/2/1924 Hail Columbia Lewis James ; Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30975 10-in. 10/6/1924 All alone Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31060 10-in. 10/30/1924 Then you'll know that you're in love Dan Gregory Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31098 10-in. 11/11/1924 Nancy George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31288 10-in. 10/30/1924 Eternity Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31306 10-in. 11/7/1924 Only a beam of sunshine Franklyn Baur ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31309 10-in. 11/7/1924 Riviera Rose Lewis James Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31321 10-in. 11/13/1924 The palms Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31348 10-in. 11/21/1924 Red Wing Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-31348 10-in. 6/24/1926 Red Wing Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31349 10-in. 11/21/1924 Rainbow Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-31349 10-in. 6/24/1926 Rainbow Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 151-175 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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