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.
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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.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||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 narration 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 narration||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||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||18205||10-in.||1/31/1928||O' promise me (That you will never cry)||Victor Hall ; Al Lynn ; Music Masters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||18216||10-in.||2/7/1928||My Hawaiian||Anthony J. Franchini ; South Sea Serenaders||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||18282||10-in.||3/5/1928||She didn't say "yes," she didn't say "no," she only said "maybe"||Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||18299||10-in.||3/12/1928||Two blue eyes||Al Friedman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||18316||10-in.||3/20/1928||She didn't say "yes," she didn't say "no" (She only said "maybe")||Piccadilly Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||18355||10-in.||3/31/1928||Red hot||McAlpineers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||18450||10-in.||4/27/1928||She didn't say "yes," she didn't say "no," she only said "maybe"||Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Edison||18451||10-in.||4/27/1928||Two blue eyes||Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Edison||18638||10-in.||7/26/1928||Hawaiian bluebird||Shaw's Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||18677||10-in.||8/24/1928||My sweet Hawaiian baby||South Sea Serenaders||Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||18866||10-in.||11/14/1928||My sweet Hawaiian baby||Aloha-Land Serenaders||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||18918||10-in.||12/4/1928||Love's first kiss||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||N-348||10-in.||7/26/1928||Hawaiian bluebird||Shaw's Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||N-385||10-in.||8/24/1928||My sweet Hawaiian baby||South Sea Serenaders||Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Edison||N-561||12-in.||11/14/1928||My sweet Hawaiian baby||Aloha-Land Serenaders||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||lyricist, songwriter|
|Edison||N-612||10-in.||12/4/1928||Love's first kiss||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Porter, Lew," accessed March 20, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110090.
Porter, Lew. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 20, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110090.
"Porter, Lew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 20 March 2023.
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Wikipedia: Lew Porter
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LCNAR: Porter, Lew, 1892-1956 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95044996
Wikidata: Lew Porter - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6536041
MusicBrainz: Lew Porter - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/37579786-62cc-4b02-b789-7ef1f0c4088b
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