Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, dubbed as "The King of Comedy" and "The Total Filmmaker". He gained his career breakthrough with singer Dean Martin, billed as Martin & Lewis, in 1946 and would perform together for ten years until an acrimonious breakup in 1956.
Lewis then pursued a solo career, starring in several theatrical movies, worked behind-the-scenes as director, producer and screenwriter, performed comedy routines on stage, released albums as a singer, selling millions of records and raised awareness for muscular dystrophy, while as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, most notably the telethons he hosted, raising $2.6 billion for the cause.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1926 (Newark), Died August 20th, 2017 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||100712||10/8/1956||Back in your own back yard||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100713||10/8/1956||Come rain or come shine||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100714||10/8/1956||I'm sitting on top of the world||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100715||10/8/1956||By myself||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100716||10/8/1956||Sometimes I'm happy||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100717||10/8/1956||How long has this been going on?||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100718||10/8/1956||Bye bye baby||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100719||10/8/1956||I've got the world on a string||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100720||10/8/1956||Get happy||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100721||10/8/1956||Birth of the blues||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100722||10/8/1956||Shine on your shoes||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||100723||10/8/1956||Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||101767||2/26/1957||Easy to love||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||101768||2/26/1957||Let me sing and I'm happy||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||101769||2/26/1957||It all depends on you||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||101770||2/26/1957||Somebody loves me||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||108093||9/9/1959||Makin' whoopee||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||108094||9/9/1959||Have a girl, have a boy||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||108096||9/9/1959||Everything's coming up roses||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||L 10051||4/24/1957||I've heard that song before||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||L 10052||4/24/1957||With these hands||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||L 10053||4/24/1957||Too late now||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||L 10054||4/24/1957||I'm nobody's baby||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
|Decca||L 10055||4/25/1957||I dream of you (more than you .. )||Jerry Lewis||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Jerry," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327351.
Lewis, Jerry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327351.
"Lewis, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.
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