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|
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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