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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 201-225 of 1129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-32857 12-in. 6/2/1925 My old Kentucky home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33015 10-in. 6/23/1925 Carry me back to old Virginny Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33072 10-in. 7/13/1925 Just a bundle of sunshine The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with guitar, piano, and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33076 10-in. 7/13/1925 Every Sunday afternoon The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with guitar, piano, and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33080 10-in. 7/16/1925 Soldiers' chorus Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33081 10-in. 7/16/1925 Chorus of bishops and priests Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33090 10-in. 7/20/1925 Jingle bells Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33116 10-in. 7/30/1925 Land of hope and glory Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33154 10-in. 8/10/1925 The quilting party Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33155 10-in. 8/10/1925 Calm on the listening ear of night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-33194 12-in. 9/1/1925 War songs Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33251 10-in. 9/4/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33252 10-in. 9/4/1925 Dinah The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33273 10-in. 9/12/1925 Collegiate The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33281 10-in. 9/24/1925 Oh, Miss Hannah The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-33285 12-in. 10/2/1925 Larboard watch Wilfred Glenn ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33308 10-in. 8/13/1925 Croon a little lullaby International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33506 10-in. 9/23/1925 Show me the way to go home International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33533 10-in. 10/1/1925 Let us waltz as we say good-bye International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33779 10-in. 11/12/1925 Teach me to smile Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33838 10-in. 11/2/1925 Normandy Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33850 10-in. 11/5/1925 Bam Bam Bamy shore The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33935 10-in. 11/24/1925 Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33936 10-in. 11/24/1925 It is well with my soul Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-33979 12-in. 12/9/1925 Gems from Sunny Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 201-225 of 1129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Lewis," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

James, Lewis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109609.

"James, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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