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 176-200 of 279 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||[W]151328||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||W100340||10-in.||11/15/1929||He's so unusual||Rudy Marlow and his Orchestra [Fred Rich Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W351046||10-in.||6/18/1931||Let's drink a drink (To the future)||Bobby Dix ; Lloyd Keating and his Music [Selvin's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male 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|
|OKeh||W401555||10-in.||1/25/1929||I'm crazy over you||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W401733||10-in.||3/21/1929||That's a drop in the bucket||Cabaret Dance Orchestra [Jazz Pilots]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W402486||10-in.||7/1/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||songwriter|
|OKeh||W402877||10-in.||6/14/1929||The girl I love||Band O’ Sunshine ; Lew Bray ; Sunny Clapp||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403208||10-in.||10/30/1929||He's so unusual||Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403864||10-in.||3/19/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Ed Kirkeby Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W404032||10-in.||5/22/1930||Promises||New Yorkers ; Joe Venuti||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
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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