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 276-279 of 279 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|Columbia (U.K.)||WL1050||10-in.||5/4/1928||Gonna get a girl||Pierre Chagnon ; Maurice Chevalier||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Al Lewis (lyricist)
Discogs: Al Lewis
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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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