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 26-50 of 242 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-54880 10-in. 7/18/1930 Siempre que tus ojos, siempre que tus labios José Bohr Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-55061 10-in. 6/21/1929 Good morning, good evening, good night Ted Weems Orchestra ; Country Washburne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-55063 10-in. 6/25/1929 Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams?) Art Jarrett ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-55142 10-in. 7/18/1929 King for a day Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55492 10-in. 7/24/1929 And especially you! Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-57484 10-in. 11/26/1929 Collegiate Fannie Kay Kyser Orchestra ; Sully Mason Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-59673 10-in. 4/4/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-59796 10-in. 5/19/1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to someone else Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-59909 10-in. 4/1/1930 Promises Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BVE-62201 10-in. 4/16/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Bernie Cummins ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-62357 10-in. 7/18/1930 On a little street in Honolulu Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BVE-62648 10-in. 6/10/1930 If you didn't care for me Charles Dameron ; Henry Thies Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62651 10-in. 6/11/1930 Havin' you around is heaven Charles Dameron ; Henry Thies Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63115 10-in. 7/14/1930 I wonder how it feels (to be head over heels in love) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-63122 10-in. 7/16/1930 The golden West, a silvery West and you Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-64812 10-in. 11/21/1930 Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-67485 10-in. 3/3/1931 Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you) Richard Barry ; Henry Busse Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-67787 10-in. 1/13/1931 99 out of a hundred wanna be loved Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-68819 10-in. 3/24/1931 Mine yesterday—his today Lew Conrad ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-68826 10-in. 3/25/1931 Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you) William Wirges Special Radio Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BRC-70213 10-in. 9/4/1931 Sweet summer breeze Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70951 10-in. 11/13/1931 (Potatoes are cheaper, tomatoes are cheaper) Now's the time to fall in love Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-71246 10-in. 1/18/1932 Potatoes are cheaper, now's the time to fall in love Log Cabin Four Vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor ESHQ-72886 8-in. 6/13/1932 I got the potatoes, I got the tomatoes, but someone else has got my gal Rex Blaine and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73357 10-in. 9/2/1932 All-American girl Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 26-50 of 242 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

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