Lewis James

Real Name:
Lewis Lyman James
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July 29, 1892 - February 19, 1959
A vocalist and among the most active of recording artists in the United States from 1917 through much of the 1930s. He was a member of the The Shannon Four, The Revelers, The Singing Sophomores, The Merryamkers and The Criterion Trio. He had many Top Ten hits during that time, including "My Baby Boy", "Till We Meet Again", "What'll I Do", and "Pal of My Cradle Days", among others.

Lewis James was born in Dexter, Michigan. He recorded extensively as a soloist,duet partner, and quartet lead singer. His first recording with the Shannon Four (aka the Shannon Quartet) was the World War I chestnut, "All Aboard For Home Sweet Home." Like many of his colleagues, he proved exceedingly versatile in recording love ballads, hymns, children's songs, and the more sophisticated early jazz harmonies of the Revelers with whom he made several successful European tours. The Shannon Four, Revelers, Crescent Trio, and Merrymakers consisted mostly of the same singers, with occasional substitutes. His sweet melodic tenor is immortalized on Victor, Columbia, and Edison recordings, mostly from 1917 through 1927.
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Lewis James Discography Tracks

Albums

Lewis James Songs For Little People (Album) Victor Canada 1923 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1054 Lewis James / Frank Croxton Lewis James / Frank Croxton - Morning / When The Bell In The Lighthouse Rings Ding-Dong(Shellac, 10", Ver) Okeh 1054 US 1918 Sell This Version
18481 Charles Hart (2) / Lewis James Charles Hart (2) / Lewis James - Paul Revere (Won't You Ride For Us Again) / Bring Me A Letter From My Old Home Town(Shellac, 10") Victor 18481 US 1918 Sell This Version
18441 Geoffrey O'Hara / Lewis James And Shannon Four Geoffrey O'Hara / Lewis James And Shannon Four - Send Me A Curl / All Aboard For Home, Sweet Home(Shellac, 10") Victor 18441 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2681 Henry Burr / Lewis James Henry Burr / Lewis James - Don't Cry, Little Girl, Don't Cry / Have A Smile(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2681 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2638 Lewis James / Peerless Quartette Lewis James / Peerless Quartette - My Baby Boy / You're The Greatest Little Mother In The World(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2638 US 1918 Sell This Version
1152 Campbell And Burr / Lewis James Campbell And Burr / Lewis James - Till We Meet Again / Lonesome(Shellac, 10") Okeh 1152 US 1919 Sell This Version
2 Charles Harrison* / Lewis James and Charles Hart* Charles Harrison* / Lewis James and Charles Hart* - I Hear You Calling Me / Serenade(Shellac, 10") Superior (11) 2 US 1919 Sell This Version
22093 Lewis James And Charles Hart (2) / Turner Roe Lewis James And Charles Hart (2) / Turner Roe - You're Still An Old Sweetheart Of Mine / That Tumble-Down Shack In Athlone(Shellac, 10") Pathé 22093 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2666 Lewis James Take Me Back To That Rose Covered Shack / Don't You Remember The Day (Shellac, 10") Columbia A2666 US 1919 Sell This Version
18590 Elizabeth Spencer - Henry Burr / Lewis James And Shannon Four Elizabeth Spencer - Henry Burr / Lewis James And Shannon Four - You're Still An Old Sweetheart Of Mine / The Gates Of Gladness (On The Road To Sunshine Land)(Shellac, 10") Victor 18590 US 1919 Sell This Version
22010 Big City Four / Lewis James Big City Four / Lewis James - Sweet And Low / Rose Marie(Shellac, 10") Pathé 22010 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2791 Lewis James And Charles Harrison (3) Lewis James And Charles Harrison (3) - Golden Gate / I Am Climbing Mountains(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2791 US 1919 Sell This Version
18518 Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James / Sterling Trio Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James / Sterling Trio - Till We Meet Again / Have A Smile(Shellac, 10") Victor 18518 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2863 Lewis James / Henry Burr Lewis James / Henry Burr - When The Harvest Moon Is Shining / All That I Want Is You(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2863 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2711 Henry Burr / Lewis James Henry Burr / Lewis James - That Wonderful Mother Of Mine / I Can't See The Good In Good-Bye(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2711 US 1919 Sell This Version
18624 Lewis James - Charles Harrison (3) / Sterling Trio Lewis James - Charles Harrison (3) / Sterling Trio - I Love You Just The Same Sweet Adeline / Pretty Little Rainbow(Shellac, 10") Victor 18624 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2559 Campbell And Burr / Robert Lewis* Campbell And Burr / Robert Lewis* - Belgian Rose / My Daddy's Star(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia A2559 US 1919 Sell This Version
18545 Lewis James And Peerless Quartet* / Sterling Trio Lewis James And Peerless Quartet* / Sterling Trio - Smile And The World Smiles With You (Weep And You Weep Alone) / That Tumble-Down Shack In Athlone(Shellac, 10") Victor 18545 US 1919 Sell This Version
18517 Lewis James And Shannon Four / Charles Hart (2) Lewis James And Shannon Four / Charles Hart (2) - Mother Here's Your Boy / Watch, Hope And Wait Little Girl (I'm Coming Back To You)(Shellac, 10") Victor 18517 US 1919 Sell This Version
18524 Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James - That Wonderful Mother Of Mine / Salvation Lassie Of Mine(Shellac, 10") Victor 18524 US 1919 Sell This Version
18596 Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James / Charles Hart (2) And Shannon Four Charles Hart (2) - Lewis James / Charles Hart (2) And Shannon Four - Dreamy Alabama / The Muisc Of Wedding Chimes(Shellac, 10") Victor 18596 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2691 Lewis James / Henry Burr Lewis James / Henry Burr - I'm Glad I Can Make You Cry / Baby's Prayer Will Soon Be Answered(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2691 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
A2658 Irene Farber And Lewis James / Peerless Quartette Irene Farber And Lewis James / Peerless Quartette - On The Level You're A Little Devil / Any Old Time At All(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2658 US 1919 Sell This Version
Henry Burr / Lewis James And Charles Harrison (3) Henry Burr / Lewis James And Charles Harrison (3) - Out Of A Clear Sky / Lullaby Time Columbia US 1920 Sell This Version

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