Lew Brown (born Louis Brownstein, Russian: Луис Браунштейн, December 10, 1893 – February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. During World War I and the Roaring Twenties, he wrote lyrics for several of the top Tin Pan Alley composers, especially Albert Von Tilzer. Brown was one third of a successful songwriting and music publishing team with Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson from 1925 until 1931. Brown also wrote or co-wrote many Broadway shows and Hollywood films. Among his most-popular songs are "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "That Old Feeling", and "The Birth of the Blues".
Birth and Death Data: Born December 10th, 1893 (Odessa), Died New York City
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, tenor vocal, author
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1009 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-10373||10-in.||5/23/1911||Good-bye, old gal||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-11330||10-in.||12/5/1911||That hypnotizing man||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-11520||10-in.||1/29/1912||Where you goin'?||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||B-11651||10-in.||3/1/1912||I would like to try it, but I'm just a bit afraid||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-11793||10-in.||3/26/1912||Please don't take my lovin' man away||Edna Brown||Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-12647||10-in.||11/22/1912||Parisienne||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||B-13244||10-in.||5/6/1913||Floating down the river on the Alabam'||Heidelberg Quintette||Male vocal quintet, with soloist and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-13310||10-in.||5/14/1913||Come and kiss your little baby||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-13871||10-in.||9/29/1913||Kiss me goodnight!||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-13950||10-in.||10/10/1913||At the midnight masquerade||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14094||10-in.||11/18/1913||I'm afraid I'm beginning to love you||Helen Clark ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-14230||10-in.||12/22/1913||The ragtime dream||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-14573||10-in.||3/16/1914||Celebratin' day in Tennessee||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14636||10-in.||3/26/1914||Everybody loves my girl||Billy Watkins||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-15739||10-in.||2/25/1915||They start in to do battle again||George L. Thompson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-16892||10-in.||12/10/1915||Is there still room for me 'neath the old apple tree?||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19109||10-in.||1/22/1917||The Honolulu hicki boola boo||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19177||10-in.||2/14/1917||To any girl||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19691||10-in.||5/4/1917||What kind of an American are you?||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20082||10-in.||6/22/1917||I may be gone for a long, long time||Shannon Four||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-21004||10-in.||10/25/1917||Give me the moonlight, give me the girl (And leave the rest to me)||Henry Jordan [i.e., Charles Hart]||Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-21418||10-in.||1/15/1918||Au revoir but not goodbye, soldier boy||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-21460||10-in.||2/20/1918||I'll come back to you when it's all over||William F. Larkin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-21639||10-in.||3/28/1918||I'll come back to you when it's all over||Percy Hemus||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-21684||10-in.||4/18/1918||I may stay away a little longer||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Lew," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108996.
Brown, Lew. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108996.
"Brown, Lew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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