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 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  
(Results 176-200 of 242 records)

Citation

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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