Lewis James

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Lewis James
Born July 29, 1892
Died February 19, 1959
Genres Close harmony
Occupations Singer
Instruments Voice (tenor)
Years active 1917 - 1930s

Lewis James (July 29, 1892 - February 19, 1959) was a vocalist and among the most active of recording artists in the United States from 1917 through much of the 1930s.[1] He was a member of the The Shannon Four, The Revelers, 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.[2] He died in 1959.[3]

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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  1. ^ "Songwriters Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Songwriters Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Songwriters Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 

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