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 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  
(Results 176-200 of 279 records)

Citation

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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