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 (Results 226-250 of 279 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E36303||10-in.||3/11/1931||Got the bench—got the park (But I haven’t got you)||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E36851||10-in.||6/9/1931||Let’s drink a drink (To the future)||Will Osborne and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E37466||10-in.||12/16/1931||(Potatoes are cheaper, tomatoes are cheaper) Now’s the time to fall in love||Victor Young Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E1926-E1928||10-in.||12/12/1925||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Chick Endor||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E4801-E4803||10-in.||4/9/1927||A lane in Spain||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with string quartet, piano, and chimes||composer|
|Brunswick||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|
|Brunswick||E18033-E18036||10-in.||2/20/1926||Sweet child||The Merrymakers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E19290-E19292||10-in.||5/17/1926||As long as I have you||Colonial Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E22074-E22076||10-in.||3/22/1927||A lane in Spain||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E22154-E22156||10-in.||3/29/1927||A lane in Spain||Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio; with male vocal solo (take E22156)||composer|
|Brunswick||E22330-E22332||10-in.||4/9/1927||A lane in Spain||Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Keller Sisters and Lynch ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E23867-E23870||10-in.||7/7/1927||Gonna get a girl||Six Jumping Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E23870)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E24171-E24174||10-in.||8/10/1927||I’d walk a million miles (To be a little bit nearer to you)||Frank Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24174)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E30993-E30994||10-in.||Sept. 1929||He’s so unusual||Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E30621-E3061122||10-in.||Aug. 1929||Song of Siberia (The exile's lament)||Bob Haring Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C2060||10-in.||7/14/1928||Wonderful you||Mary Williams||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C2185||10-in.||8/9/1928||Wonderful you||Mary Williams||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3207||10-in.||3/29/1929||Dream mother||The Ambassadors [Wolverines]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3908||10-in.||7/20/1929||Song of Siberia||Art Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3994||10-in.||8/5/1929||Song of Siberia||Frank Sylvano||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C4455||10-in.||4/17/1930||Promises||Lloyd Huntley Isle O’ Blues Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C5192||10-in.||Jan. 1930||Sweetheart||Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C5723||10-in.||5/5/1930||Promises||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6496||10-in.||11/7/1930||Wedding bells are ringing for Sally (But not for Sally and me)||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6543||10-in.||Dec. 1930||(Five-six-seven-eight) Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Tom Gerun Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 June 2023.
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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
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