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Jerry Lewis

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 108095 9/19/1959 Smile 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  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327351

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