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 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  
(Results 226-241 of 241 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001

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