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Mel Lewis

Melvin Sokoloff (May 10, 1929 – February 2, 1990), known professionally as Mel Lewis, was an American jazz drummer, session musician, professor, and author. He received fourteen Grammy Award nominations.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1929 (Buffalo), Died February 2nd, 1990 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 118999 5/26/1967 Day by day Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119000 5/26/1967 Que se vaya Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119001 5/26/1967 My heart loves the samba Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119002 5/26/1967 Meditation (Meditaçao) Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119003 5/26/1967 How insensitive (Insensatez) Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119031 6/7/1967 Now I know the feeling Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119032 6/7/1967 Como va Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119033 6/7/1967 Brasilville Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119034 6/7/1967 Teach me tonight Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119035 6/7/1967 Forgetting you Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119060 6/16/1967 Forgetting you Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119092 6/16/1967 My heart loves the samba Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10060 4/25/1957 Bright eyes Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10061 4/25/1957 You and I Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10062 4/25/1957 Evil eyes Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10063 4/29/1957 Airegin Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10064 4/29/1957 Come rain or come shine Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10065 4/29/1957 The big street Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10306 6/24/1957 Blue moon Howard Lucraft instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10307 6/24/1957 Smog a la mode Howard Lucraft instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10308 6/24/1957 I may be wrong Howard Lucraft instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10982 5/28/1958 Love is sweeping the country Milt Bernhart instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10983 5/28/1958 Jungle drums Milt Bernhart instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10984 5/28/1958 I'm beginning to see the light Milt Bernhart instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 11451 3/30/1959 I only have eyes for you-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Mel," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327361.

Lewis, Mel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327361.

"Lewis, Mel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327361

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