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 51-75 of 241 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74780 10-in. 1/9/1933 I am a fugitive from the chain gang Dwight Butcher Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-74787 10-in. 1/9/1933 I'm a fugitive from a chain gang Slim Dwight Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-75971 10-in. 7/28/1933 Little old log cabin in the lane Judy Rogers Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-77335 10-in. 12/13/1933 Where's Elmer? Wendell Hall Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77985 10-in. 9/25/1933 You gotta be a football hero Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-80786 10-in. 9/14/1934 Isn't it a shame Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81720 10-in. 2/19/1934 Over somebody else's shoulder (I fell in love with you) Sid Peltyn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81797 10-in. 3/7/1934 Over somebody else's shoulder (I fell in love with you) Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82376 10-in. 5/4/1934 I'm dancing with the girl of my dreams Sid Peltyn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82567 10-in. 5/29/1934 The breeze (That's bringin' my honey back to me) Henry King Orchestra ; Joseph Sudy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-83355 10-in. 7/3/1934 The breeze (That's bringing my honey back to me) Anthony Trini ; Village Barn Orchestra [Anthony Trini] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-84964 10-in. 11/12/1934 No! No! A thousand times no! Dixieland Orchestra ; Landt Trio ; Howard White Male vocal trio and piano, with jazz/dance quintet songwriter  
Victor BS-84981 10-in. 11/13/1934 No! No! A thousand times no!! George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-86263 10-in. 11/26/1934 The phantom of the rhumba Hotel Weylin Orchestra ; Enric Madriguera ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-88709 10-in. 2/14/1935 My sweetheart's a mule in the mines Dick Robertson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89573 10-in. 4/22/1935 'Way back home Johnny Hauser ; King’s Men ; Al Lewis ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-89590 10-in. 4/25/1935 'Way back home George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-94171 10-in. 9/3/1935 I've got it again [from Garrick gaieties] Lewine and Lewis Piano duet composer  
Victor BS-95024 10-in. 9/13/1935 Every now and then Ramona and Her Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-95028 10-in. 9/14/1935 Every now and then George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98103 10-in. 11/7/1935 At a little church affair Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98389 10-in. 12/21/1935 One night in Monte Carlo Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98435 10-in. 12/20/1935 One night in Monte Carlo George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98493 10-in. 1/6/1936 Hypnotized California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98669 10-in. 1/21/1936 Dream shadows Vincent Lopez Orchestra ; Stanley Worth Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 51-75 of 241 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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