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".
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Birth and Death Data: Born April 18, 1901 (New York City), Died April 4, 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, tenor vocal
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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 279 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||148174||10-in.||4/4/1929||Old fashioned lady||Irving Kaufman ; Perley Stevens and his Orchestra [Selvin's 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||148629||10-in.||5/27/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; 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||[W]149195||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||[W]149716||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||[W]149996||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||150038||10-in.||2/27/1930||Sweetheart||Jim Andrews ; The Harmonians [California Ramblers]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||[W]150074||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|
|Columbia||[W]150169||10-in.||4/4/1930||You showed me the way||Bill Coty ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||[W]150171||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||[W]150509||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Lewis, Al, 1901-1967 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no90011011
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