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 151-175 of 241 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W150169||10-in.||4/4/1930||You showed me the way||Hotel Pennsylvania Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W150171||10-in.||4/4/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150509||10-in.||4/29/1930||My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else||Lloyd Keating and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150546||10-in.||5/27/1930||Promises||Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150645||10-in.||7/10/1930||I wonder how it feels to be head over heels in love||Paul Specht Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150665||10-in.||7/24/1930||My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else||Art Gillham||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Columbia||W150901||10-in.||10/24/1930||Wedding bells are ringing for Sally (But not for Sally and me)||The Cavaliers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150992||10-in.||12/2/1930||(Five-six-seven-eight) Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151108||10-in.||12/11/1930||Fraternity medley||Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W151285||10-in.||2/6/1931||Ninety-nine out of a hundred wanna be loved||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Helen Rowland||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W151328||10-in.||2/18/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||Fred Rich Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151348||10-in.||2/25/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||Fred Rich Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151627||10-in.||6/22/1931||Let's drink a drink to the future!||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151892||10-in.||11/27/1931||(Potatoes are cheaper—tomatoes are cheaper) Now's the time to fall in love||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152279||10-in.||8/19/1932||A bungalow, a piccolo and you||The Foursome||Male vocal quartet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152343||10-in.||1/3/1933||A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152503||10-in.||9/19/1933||You gotta be a football hero||Ben Bernie and All the Lads||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152624||10-in.||7/20/1934||The breeze (That's bringin' my honey back to me)||Anson Weeks Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W351134||10-in.||11/16/1931||Now's the time to fall in love||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||9628||10-in.||3/16/1926||Sweet child||Emil Casper ; Charlie Troutt's Melody Artists||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||9764||10-in.||6/21/1926||As long as I have you||Creole Roof Orchestra ; Arthur Sims||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||73960||10-in.||Jan. 1926||Sweet child (I'm wild about you)||Earl Rickard||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet||lyricist|
|OKeh||W80289||10-in.||1/5/1927||I gotta get myself somebody to love||Russell Douglas [Les Reis] ; Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W80658||10-in.||3/21/1927||A lane in Spain||Gotham Troubadours [Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400594||10-in.||5/5/1928||Laugh, clown, laugh||Charles W. Hamp||Male vocal solo, with piano||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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