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|
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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