Ted Lewis  (1890-1971)
Last updated: 22.11.21
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:
url15.gif Ted Lewis and His Band Brief biography by redhotjazz.com  
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pdf15.gif I'll See You in C-U-B-A (1920) Piano By I. Berlin
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 15 songs sung by Ted Lewis who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif I'm the Medicine Man For the Blues (1929) Harry Akst Grant Clarke (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif I'll See You in C-U-B-A (1920) Irving Berlin T. Lewis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Fate (1922) Byron Gay(w&m) T. Lewis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif New Saint Louis Blues (1926), The William C. Handy T. Lewis (perf.)
sm15.gif Georgette (1922) Ray Henderson Lew Brown (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bees Knees (1922) Ted Lewis R. Lopez (co-author)
Leo Wood (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif I'm Coming Back to You (1921) Ted Lewis(w&m) Ernest Golden (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif I'm Walkin' Around in a Dream (1929) Ted Lewis(w&m) Larry Yoell (words)
Robert E. Spencer (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Lily (1927) Ballard MacDonald T. Lewis (perf.)
Bobbe Arnst (perf.)
sm15.gif Ah Ha! (1925) Jimmie V. Monaco Sidney Clare (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
Henri Gendron and His Strand Roof Orchestra (perf.)
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sm15.gif  Broadway Blues (1920), The Carey Morgan Arthur Swanstrom (words)
N. Bayes (perf.)
J. Norworth (perf.)
T. Lewis (perf.)
Henry Santrey (perf.)
A. Bernard (perf.)
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sm15.gif When My Baby Smiles at Me (1920) Bill Munro Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Ted Lewis (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Down the Old Church Aisle (1921) Ray Perkins T. Lewis (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Just Around the Corner (1925) Harry von Tilzer Dolph Singer (words)
N. Bayes (perf.)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bimini Bay (1921) Richard A. Whiting Gus Kahn (words)
Raymond B. Egan (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
E. Cantor (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Ted Lewis (1890-1971). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Unlucky Blues (w&m) 1920 J.R. Robinson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
I'm Coming Back to You (w&m) 1921 Ernest Golden (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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Queen of Sheba 1921 Frank Ross (words)  wvicon.gif
Bees Knees 1922 R. Lopez (co-author)
Leo Wood (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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Show Me the Way 1924 Frank Ross (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
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Night (w&m) 1926 Erving Erving (co-author)
Fred Dexter (words)
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I'm Walkin' Around in a Dream (w&m) 1929 Larry Yoell (words)
Robert E. Spencer (words)
T. Lewis (perf.)
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Is Everybody Happy? 1929  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Fresh Eggs 1931 J. V. DeCimber (co-author)
Bill Lauderback (words)
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Wailing Blues ? Lew Colwell (co-author)
Jay Livingston (words)
Ray Evans (words)
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youtube15.jpg Ted Lewis "The New Saint Louis Blues" (1926) 2:57 Ted Lewis W.C. Handy 
youtube15.jpg Is Everybody Happy?:Ted Lewis 1929 5:22 Ted Lewis T. Lewis