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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 176-200 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-31367 10-in. 12/4/1924 When you and I were seventeen Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31435 10-in. 11/20/1924 My kid Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31446 10-in. 11/25/1924 When it's love-time in Hawaii Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31540 10-in. 12/23/1924 I'm afraid to care for you The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31581 10-in. 1/7/1925 Where are you tonight The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31582 10-in. 1/7/1925 I'm smilin' through my tears The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31600 10-in. 12/22/1924 Captain Stratton's fancy Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-31672 12-in. 2/4/1925 The appeal of the crucified Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-31673 12-in. 2/4/1925 Fling wide the gates Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31807 10-in. 1/27/1925 I'll see you in my dreams Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31824 10-in. 2/5/1925 I don't care what you used to be Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31882 10-in. 3/3/1925 She was bred in old Kentucky Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31883 10-in. 3/3/1925 Dear old girl Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31884 10-in. 3/3/1925 June brought the roses Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31887 10-in. 3/9/1925 I don't care what you used to be (I know what you are to-day) Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31888 10-in. 3/9/1925 Oh, how I miss you to-night Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31900 10-in. 2/3/1925 I'll see you in my dreams Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31958 10-in. 2/17/1925 Take me back to your heart Dan Gregory Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32198 10-in. 4/2/1925 Homeland Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32199 10-in. 4/2/1925 Recessional Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32573 10-in. 5/6/1925 Ah-ha! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32574 10-in. 5/6/1925 Just a little drink Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32723 10-in. 6/2/1925 Pal of my cradle days Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32725 10-in. 6/3/1925 Let me linger longer in your arms Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32818 10-in. 5/21/1925 Only a weaver of dreams Edna Brown ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 176-200 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 April 2024.

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

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