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|
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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