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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 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 (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  
(Results 76-100 of 1092 records)

Citation

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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