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 April 4th, 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, tenor vocal
Recordings (Results 226-241 of 241 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||19057||10-in.||2/20/1929||I'm marching home to you (Step by step—mile by mile)||Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||19133||10-in.||3/29/1929||Old fashioned lady||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||19205||10-in.||5/21/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Billy Jones ; Kaplan's Melodists||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||19229||10-in.||5/31/1929||Dream mother||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||19264||10-in.||6/20/1929||I'm cuckoo again||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||N-619||10-in.||12/6/1928||I'm crazy over you||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-645||10-in.||12/19/1928||I love to bumpity bump on a bumpy road with you||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||N-658||10-in.||12/26/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Golden Gate Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||N-748||10-in.||2/20/1929||I'm marching home to you (Step by step—mile by mile)||Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||N-826||10-in.||3/29/1929||Old fashioned lady||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||N-909||10-in.||5/21/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Billy Jones ; Kaplan's Melodists||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||N-933||10-in.||5/31/1929||Dream mother||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-971||10-in.||6/20/1929||I'm cuckoo again||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Vocalion||E1926-E1928||10-in.||12/12/1925||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Chick Endor||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E4801-E4803||10-in.||4/9/1927||A lane in Spain||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with string quartet, piano, and chimes||composer|
|Vocalion||E6435-E6437||10-in.||9/9/1927||I’d walk a million miles (To be a little bit nearer to you)||Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.
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