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 201-225 of 242 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E29555 10-in. Mar. 1929 Old fashioned lady Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E29563 10-in. Mar. 1929 Old fashioned lady Copley Plaza Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29584 10-in. Apr. 1929 Dream mother Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E29935 10-in. May 1929 Please let me dream in your arms Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E29942 10-in. May 1929 (I’m just wild about everything) And especially you! Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E29992 10-in. 6/6/1929 Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams?) Meyer Davis ; Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E30105 10-in. June 1929 Altmodishe mame David Putterman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E30986 10-in. Sept. 1929 He’s so unusual Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E32589 10-in. Apr. 1930 Livin’ in the sunlight, lovin’ in the moonlight Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E18033-E18036 10-in. 2/20/1926 Sweet child The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Brunswick E19290-E19292 10-in. 5/17/1926 As long as I have you Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E22074-E22076 10-in. 3/22/1927 A lane in Spain Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E22154-E22156 10-in. 3/29/1927 A lane in Spain Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio; with male vocal solo (take E22156) composer  
Brunswick E22330-E22332 10-in. 4/9/1927 A lane in Spain Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Keller Sisters and Lynch ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick E24171-E24174 10-in. 8/10/1927 I’d walk a million miles (To be a little bit nearer to you) Frank Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24174) lyricist  
Brunswick E30993-E30994 10-in. Sept. 1929 He’s so unusual Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E30621-E3061122 10-in. Aug. 1929 Song of Siberia (The exile's lament) Bob Haring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Edison 10959 10-in. 5/5/1926 As long as I have you Arthur Fields ; Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 11561 10-in. 3/7/1927 A lane in Spain Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra ; Bernhard Levitow Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 11760 10-in. 6/24/1927 Gonna get a girl Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet lyricist  
Edison 18068 10-in. 11/29/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 18349 10-in. 3/30/1928 Laugh, clown, laugh Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 18542 10-in. 5/28/1928 Trinkets Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 18926 10-in. 12/6/1928 I'm crazy over you Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 18954 10-in. 12/19/1928 I love to bumpity bump on a bumpy road with you 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 201-225 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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