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 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  
(Results 276-279 of 279 records)


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"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.

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