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 26-50 of 279 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||lyricist, composer|
|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|
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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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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