Ted Lewis  (1890-1971)
Last updated: 05.11.18
p_lewisted.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Ted Lewis was an American Clarinetist, composer and band leader s born in Circleville, Ohio.
After early ventures he gained success in 1916 on joining Earl Fuller's band which had engagements at the Aux Caprice Domino Room and Rector's supper club in Manhattan making his first recordings in 1917. The success of the Original Dixieland Jass Band had opened the doors for other hot and novelty syncopated orchestras and Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band was the most successful.
Ted Lewis and his Band became one of the most popular bands of the early 1920s and continued to be very successful throughout the rest of the decade and the 1930s. Lewis' bands and records over the years featured many up-and-coming Jazz musicians like Muggsy Spanier, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, George Brunies, Jack Teagarden and Thomas Waller .
Three films were made about his career which continued up into the 1960s appearing on TV and playing in Las Vegas.
 
Websites:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 9 works by Ted Lewis (1890-1971). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Unlucky Blues 1920 J.R. Robinson  wvicon.gif
I'm Coming Back to You 1921 Words & Music by Lewis Ernest Golden  wvicon.gif
Queen of Sheba 1921 Frank Ross  wvicon.gif
Bees Knees 1922 R. Lopez Leo Wood  wvicon.gif
Show Me the Way 1924 Frank Ross Benny Davis  wvicon.gif
Night 1926 Erving Erving Fred Dexter  wvicon.gif
I'm Walkin' Around in a Dream 1929 Words & Music by Lewis Larry Yoell, Robert E. Spencer  wvicon.gif
Fresh Eggs 1931 J. V. DeCimber Bill Lauderback  wvicon.gif
Wailing Blues ? Lew Colwell Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Is Everybody Happy?:Ted Lewis 1929 5:22 T. Lewis  Ted Lewis
youtube15.jpg Ted Lewis "The New Saint Louis Blues" (1926) 2:57 W.C. Handy  Ted Lewis