Lew Porter

Lew Porter (February 4, 1892, New York City – January 29, 1956, Los Angeles) was an American composer and songwriter, contributing to the soundtracks of 72 films.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 4, 1892, Died January 29, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

Notes: It is surmised that "Wel Retrop" was a pseudonym for Lew Porter.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20081 10-in. 6/22/1917 Wake up, Virginia Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor C-20357 12-in. 7/3/1917 Indiana Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-23196 10-in. 10/8/1919 Someday you'll want me back (Maybe I won't want you) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-43799 10-in. 5/15/1928 Look what you've done Charlie Fry ; Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-46355 10-in. 8/9/1928 She didn't say 'yes' she didn't say 'no' (she only said 'maybe') All Star Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63121 10-in. 7/16/1930 When vagabond dreams come true Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036942 10-in. 5/12/1939 Just because you're in Deep Elem Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-043365 10-in. 11/7/1939 The little red fox (N'ya, n'ya ya can't catch me) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-046420 10-in. 1/12/1940 The little red fox Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle ; Three Blue Notes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-048458 10-in. 3/27/1940 It's all over now (I won't worry) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-050891 10-in. 5/29/1940 It's all over now (I won't worry) Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-053014 10-in. 5/24/1940 It's all over now (I won't worry) Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-057051 10-in. 10/29/1940 Chapel in the valley Kenny Baker Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-058807 10-in. 12/27/1940 Chapel in the valley Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-073428 10-in. 3/12/1942 The Angelus rings again Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4632 10-in. 5/18/1950 Ashes of roses Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with recitation and string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0408 10-in. 3/8/1949 Need you Buckaroos (Dave Denney) ; Dave Denney ; Patsy Montana Female-male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0717 10-in. 8/24/1949 Wonderful Christmas night Dale Evans ; Riders of the Purple Sage ; Roy Rogers ; Foy Willing Mixed vocal chorus, with string band, strings and recitation songwriter  
Columbia HCO3660 10-in. 3/21/1949 My empty heart Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
OKeh 252 10-in. ca. July 1918 Mothers of America (You have done your share) Harry A. Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27641 10-in. 6/4/1928 Sweet Kalua lady The Hanapi Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Brunswick E37280 10-in. 10/6/1931 She didn’t say yes, she didn’t say no Unidentified performer(s) (Brunswick Records) Unknown songwriter  
Brunswick E26462-E26463 10-in. 2/10/1928 Hawaiian bluebird The Hanapi Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Edison 5793 10-in. 9/19/1917 Wake up, Virginia, and prepare Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 6442 10-in. between 11/1/1918 and 11/4/1918 I love her (Ooh la la la) New York Police Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Porter, Lew," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110090.

Porter, Lew. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110090.

"Porter, Lew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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