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 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  
(Results 151-175 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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