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 76-100 of 241 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98803 10-in. 1/6/1936 Hypnotized Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-270 10-in. 4/21/1927 Gonna get a girl Eddie Harkness Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-04328 10-in. 1/27/1937 The meanest thing you ever did was kiss me Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-04953 10-in. 2/22/1937 The meanest thing you ever did was kiss me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-07129 10-in. 2/18/1937 The kid in the three cornered pants Frank Britton ; Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07731 10-in. 4/7/1937 I'm hatin' this waitin' around Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-013329 10-in. 9/3/1937 Sweet Varsity Sue Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-014690 10-in. 10/15/1937 Sweet varsity Sue Jerry Blaine ; Johnny McKeever ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-019302 10-in. 6/1/1938 The same sweet you Elmer Feldkamp ; Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023684 10-in. 7/11/1938 On the bumpy road to love Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023763 10-in. 7/1/1938 On the bumpy road to love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036927 10-in. 5/9/1939 Rumpel-stilts-kin (Oh! Could he sew, could he sew) Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037197 10-in. 6/6/1939 Rumpel-Stilts-Skin Gordon Goons ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BS-037198 10-in. 6/6/1939 Start the day right Gordon Goons ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-037742 10-in. 6/21/1939 It's time to say goodnight Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038219 10-in. 6/29/1939 Start the day right (Ho-dle-ay) Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-043294 10-in. 11/7/1939 The creaking old mill on the creek Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-043310 10-in. 10/24/1939 The creaking old mill on the creek Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051050 10-in. 5/31/1940 Blueberry Hill Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-064471 10-in. 6/25/1941 Under blue Canadian skies Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-064901 10-in. 9/18/1941 Ma-ma-Maria Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-064902 10-in. 9/18/1941 Rose O'Day (The filla-ga-dusha song) Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-066445 10-in. 7/1/1941 Under blue Canadian skies Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068490 10-in. 12/17/1941 Pretty little busy-body Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-068759 10-in. 12/29/1941 Pretty little busy-body Wood-Nymphs ; Barry Wood Male vocal solo and female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 76-100 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001

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