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Lew Brown

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  
(Results 1-25 of 1009 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108996

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