Al Lewis

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".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 18th, 1901 (New York City), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, tenor vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 239 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  
(Results 1-25 of 239 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

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