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 176-200 of 242 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|OKeh||W404262||10-in.||7/11/1930||I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love)||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W404271||10-in.||7/23/1930||I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love)||Seger Ellis||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W404818||10-in.||1/26/1931||99 out of a hundred (Wanna be loved)||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E23867-E23870||10-in.||7/7/1927||Gonna get a girl||Six Jumping Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E23870)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C2060||10-in.||7/14/1928||Wonderful you||Mary Williams||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C2185||10-in.||8/9/1928||Wonderful you||Mary Williams||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3207||10-in.||3/29/1929||Dream mother||The Ambassadors [Wolverines]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3908||10-in.||7/20/1929||Song of Siberia||Art Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3994||10-in.||8/5/1929||Song of Siberia||Frank Sylvano||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C5192||10-in.||Jan. 1930||Sweetheart||Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C5723||10-in.||5/5/1930||Promises||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6496||10-in.||11/7/1930||Wedding bells are ringing for Sally (But not for Sally and me)||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6543||10-in.||Dec. 1930||(Five-six-seven-eight) Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Tom Gerun Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||LAE858||10-in.||8/15/1930||I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love)||Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||[Br (U.K.) cat 118-a]||10-in.||July 1927||Gonna get a girl||Harry Shalson||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29483||10-in.||Mar. 1929||Dream mother||Bob Haring Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29507||10-in.||3/20/1929||(Step by step—mile by mile) I’m marching home to you||The Captivators ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29522||10-in.||Mar. 1929||And especially you!||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Al," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
Lewis, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109001.
"Lewis, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.
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