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 10, 1893 (Odessa), Died February 5, 1958 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, tenor vocal, author
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 76-100 of 1092 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-36812||10-in.||10/12/1926||Give me a ukulele and a ukulele baby (And leave the rest to me)||Mitchell Brothers||Male vocal duet, with 2 banjos (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36887||10-in.||10/30/1926||I'm tellin' the bird, tellin' the bees (How I love you)||Whispering Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36909||10-in.||11/6/1926||I'm tellin' the birds, tellin' the bees (How I love you)||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36947||10-in.||11/19/1926||Give me a ukulele and a ukulele baby and leave the rest to me||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37177||10-in.||12/23/1926||So will I||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37408||10-in.||1/6/1927||So will I||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht ; The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37459||10-in.||3/24/1927||I wonder how I look when I'm asleep||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37460||10-in.||3/22/1927||South wind||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37728||10-in.||1/21/1927||It all depends on you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with pipe organ and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37828||10-in.||2/18/1927||I wonder how I look when I'm asleep||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38012||10-in.||4/27/1927||One sweet letter from you||Charles Dornberger Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38310||10-in.||3/29/1927||So blue||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38375||10-in.||4/28/1927||South wind||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band (takes 5 and 6); with male vocal solo (takes 1-4)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38409||10-in.||3/25/1927||So blue||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38465||10-in.||4/14/1927||Ask me another||Carl Mathieu ; Billy Murray||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38552||10-in.||8/30/1927||Broken hearted||Carroll C. Tate||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38706||10-in.||4/28/1927||You won't see me, if I see you (With anybody else at all)||Whispering Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38722||10-in.||5/4/1927||One o'clock baby||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38778||10-in.||5/24/1927||Broken hearted||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38779||10-in.||5/24/1927||Magnolia (Mix the lot, what have you got?)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38786||10-in.||5/26/1927||Magnolia||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38790||10-in.||5/26/1927||One sweet letter from you||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39224||10-in.||6/7/1927||Magnolia (Mix the lot, what have you got?)||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39379||10-in.||10/28/1927||The best things in life are free||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39471||10-in.||8/18/1927||Lucky in love||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Lew," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108996.
Brown, Lew. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108996.
"Brown, Lew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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