Morgan Lewis

William Morgan "Buddy" Lewis, Jr. (26 December 1906 – 8 December 1968) was a writer of jazz songs, some of which were also recorded in the pop music genre.

Lewis was born in Rockville, Connecticut and died in New York City. He wrote songs and Broadway theatre scores with lyricist Nancy Hamilton including "How High the Moon" and "The Old Soft Shoe".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1906, Died December 8th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047025 10-in. 2/8/1940 How high the moon Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047028 10-in. 2/8/1940 A house with a little red barn Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-047079 10-in. 2/20/1940 How high the moon Terry Allen ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Morgan," accessed October 23, 2021,

Lewis, Morgan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from

"Lewis, Morgan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

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