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 101-125 of 241 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-072558 10-in. 7/30/1942 (As long as you're not in love with anyone else) Why don't you fall in love with me Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-075574 10-in. 7/22/1942 (As long as you're not in love with anyone else) Why don't you fall in love with me Hal McIntyre Orchestra ; Jerry Stuart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-178 10-in. 4/19/1929 At the peep of dawn Austin "Skin" Young Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1928-04-25-01] 10-in. 4/25/1928 Schewing bum Al Lewis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1928-04-25-02] 10-in. 4/25/1928 Sweet letter from you Al Lewis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141441 10-in. 12/29/1925 Sweet child Ipana Troubadours ; Billy Jones ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W141446 10-in. 12/30/1925 Sweet child Robert Benjamin ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W142736 10-in. 10/6/1926 Broken hearted Irving Kaufman ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142833 10-in. 10/18/1926 Broken hearted Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with tuba and piano songwriter  
Columbia W143410 10-in. 2/17/1927 Gonna get a girl Jackie Souders Orchestra ; Walton McKinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W143566 10-in. 3/2/1927 A lane in Spain Henry Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (takes 1 and 2); with male vocal solo (takes 3-5) songwriter  
Columbia W143621 10-in. 3/8/1927 Gonna get a girl Clarence Badger ; Robert Mueseler Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W143738 10-in. 4/1/1927 A lane in Spain Columbians ; Johnny Marvin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143958 10-in. 4/12/1927 You'll leave me blue Mary Flood Gates Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W144057 10-in. 4/27/1927 I'd walk a million miles (To be a little bit nearer to you) Art Gillham ; Southland Syncopators Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W144091 10-in. 5/5/1927 A lane in Spain Jimmy Flynn ; Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144112 10-in. 5/9/1927 A lane in Spain The Harmonizers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W144326 10-in. 6/14/1927 I'd walk a million miles (To be a little nearer to you) William Fletcher ; Hotel Tuller Orchestra ; Gerald Marks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144450 10-in. 7/8/1927 A lane in Spain Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Columbia W145249 10-in. 11/28/1927 Where in the world is there someone for me? Columbians ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145280 10-in. 12/7/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) The Cavaliers ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145417 10-in. 12/16/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145442 10-in. 12/21/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W145816 10-in. 3/19/1928 As long as I live (I'll love you) Gerald Marks and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146987 10-in. 9/13/1928 My sorority sweetheart Paul Ash Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 101-125 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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