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 126-150 of 241 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W147014 10-in. 9/18/1928 My sorority sweetheart Harry Barth's Mississippians ; Mell Lou Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147417 10-in. 12/12/1928 When the curtain comes down Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147509 10-in. 11/14/1928 I love to bumpity bump (On a bumpy road with you) Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Columbia W147510 10-in. 11/16/1928 Please let me dream in your arms Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147679 10-in. 12/28/1928 Please let me dream in your arms Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147706 10-in. 12/17/1928 The sun is at my window (Throwing kisses at me) Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147756 10-in. 1/7/1929 (Step by step—mile by mile) I'm marching home to you George Dewey Washington Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W147941 10-in. 2/7/1929 I'm marching home to you Carolina Club Orchestra ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148044 10-in. 3/8/1929 Dream mother Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148060 10-in. 3/12/1929 Old fashioned lady Tommy Weir Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W148075 10-in. 3/14/1929 Dream mother Tommy Weir Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148127 10-in. 3/23/1929 Old fashioned lady Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148174 10-in. 4/4/1929 Old fashioned lady Irving Kaufman ; Perley Stevens and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148524 10-in. 5/14/1929 Dream mother Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148629 10-in. 5/27/1929 Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)? Golden Gate Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148665 10-in. 6/7/1929 Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)? Pete Woolery Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W148739 10-in. 7/9/1929 He's so unusual The Mystery Girl Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W148865 10-in. 8/12/1929 Song of Siberia The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149195 10-in. 10/28/1929 He's so unusual Patsy Young Female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149429 10-in. 11/15/1929 He's so unusual Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Columbia W149716 10-in. 12/12/1929 The more I'm in love with you Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149824 10-in. 3/22/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W149996 10-in. 2/19/1930 Promises Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Jack Lord Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150038 10-in. 2/27/1930 Sweetheart Jim Andrews ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150074 10-in. 3/10/1930 Once again before we part Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
(Results 126-150 of 241 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.

"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001

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