Al Lewis (April 18, 1901 – April 4, 1967) was an American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher. He is thought of mostly as a Tin Pan Alley era lyricist; however, he did write music on occasion as well. Professionally he was most active during the 1920s working into the 1950s. During this time, he most often collaborated with popular songwriters Al Sherman and Abner Silver. Among his most famous songs are "Blueberry Hill" and "You Gotta Be a Football Hero".
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Birth and Death Data: Born April 18, 1901 (New York City), Died April 4, 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, tenor vocal
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 279 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-34171||10-in.||12/21/1925||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Gene Austin ; Dave Franklin||Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34181||10-in.||12/28/1925||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34227||10-in.||12/18/1925||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Tom Waring||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34229||10-in.||12/18/1925||Let's forget (And be sweethearts again)||Tom Waring||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-35687||10-in.||6/15/1926||As long as I have you||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36659||10-in.||11/6/1926||Broken hearted||Tom Waring||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37738||10-in.||2/3/1927||A lane in Spain||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38140||10-in.||3/4/1927||Gonna get a girl||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39452||10-in.||7/22/1927||I'd walk a million miles (To be a little nearer to you)||Jack Crawford Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41148||10-in.||12/7/1927||Where in the world (Is there someone for me)||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43968||10-in.||5/10/1928||Trinkets||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45682||10-in.||7/5/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48446||10-in.||12/10/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48631||10-in.||11/28/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48778||10-in.||1/14/1929||Ya' comin' up to night, huh?||Jean Goldkette Orchestra ; Wynken, Blynken, and Nod||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio and monologue||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48805||10-in.||1/18/1929||When the curtain comes down||George Jessel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-49152||10-in.||11/27/1928||I'm crazy over you||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50937||10-in.||3/13/1929||Dream mother||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50980||10-in.||3/27/1929||Dream mother||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50982||10-in.||3/28/1929||I'm crazy over you||Willard Robison ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-51250||10-in.||4/23/1929||Old-fashioned lady||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51646||10-in.||4/19/1929||On a summery night||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53528||10-in.||5/29/1929||Spanish doll||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53563||10-in.||6/14/1929||He's so unusual||Helen Kane||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-53892||10-in.||6/28/1929||Madre de mis sueños||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed June 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Al Lewis (lyricist)
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LCNAR: Lewis, Al, 1901-1967 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no90011011
Wikidata: Al Lewis (lyricist) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q4704297
MusicBrainz: Al Lewis - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/05fdcf87-8d59-406e-a024-0107e96f3675
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