Sam Lewis

Real Name:
Samuel M. Levine
Profile:
American singer and lyricist.

Born: 25 October 1885 in New York City, New York, USA.
Died: 22 November 1959 in New York City, New York, USA (aged 74).

Lewis began his music career by singing in cafes throughout New York City, and began writing songs in 1912. He wrote numerous songs, and collaborated with other song writers, most frequently with Joe Young (3), but also with Harry Warren (2), J. Fred Coots, Victor Young, Peter de Rose, and Harry Akst, among others.

Some the most known songs he (co-)wrote include: "For All We Know", "Dinah", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Just Friends".
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Writing & Arrangement

17170 Sam Lewis - The Mellow Melody / The Wedding Glide album art Walter J. Van Brunt* / Ada Jones And Billy Murray The Mellow Melody (as Lewis) Walter J. Van Brunt* / Ada Jones And Billy Murray - The Mellow Melody / The Wedding Glide(Shellac, 10") Victor 17170 US 1912 Sell This Version
17445 Sam Lewis - He Wants Someone To Call Him Papa / Curly Head album art Ada Jones - Billy Murray* / Walter Van Brunt Curly Head (as Lewis) Ada Jones - Billy Murray* / Walter Van Brunt - He Wants Someone To Call Him Papa / Curly Head(Shellac, 10") Victor 17445 US 1913 Sell This Version
17810 Sam Lewis - My Little Girl / There's A Little White Church In The Valley album art Albert Campbell (2) - Henry Burr / Peerless Quartet* My Little Girl (as Lewis) Albert Campbell (2) - Henry Burr / Peerless Quartet* - My Little Girl / There's A Little White Church In The Valley(Shellac, 10") Victor 17810 US 1915 Sell This Version
A5642 Sam Lewis - Valse Boston / When You're A Long, Long Way From Home album art Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra When You're A Long, Long Way From Home (One-Step) Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra - Valse Boston / When You're A Long, Long Way From Home(Shellac, 12") Columbia A5642 US 1915 Sell This Version
201 Sam Lewis - My Little Girl album art Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - My Little Girl(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 201 US 1915 Sell This Version
A1681 Sam Lewis - My Daddy Long Legs / When You're  Long, Long Way From Home album art Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr When You're Long, Long Way From Home Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr - My Daddy Long Legs / When You're Long, Long Way From Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1681 US 1915 Sell This Version
2940 Sam Lewis - If I Knock The "L" Out Of Kelly, Etc. album art Ada Jones If I Knock The and 2 more… Ada Jones - If I Knock The "L" Out Of Kelly, Etc.(Cyl, 4min) Edison Blue Amberol Record 2940 US 1916 Sell This Version
17948 Sam Lewis - She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree / My Mother's Rosary album art Charles Harrison (3) My Mother's Rosary (as Sam M. Lewis) Charles Harrison (3) - She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree / My Mother's Rosary(Shellac, 10") Victor 17948 Canada 1916 Sell This Version
A-1976 Sam Lewis - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night? / I'm Going Way Back Home And Have A Wonderful Time album art Al Jolson / Anna Chandler Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night? (as Sam M. Lewis) Al Jolson / Anna Chandler - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night? / I'm Going Way Back Home And Have A Wonderful Time(Shellac, 10", Single) Columbia A-1976 US 1916 Sell This Version
18081 Sam Lewis - My Mother's Rosary / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula album art Avon Comedy Four My Mother's Rosary Avon Comedy Four - My Mother's Rosary / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula(Shellac, 10") Victor 18081 US 1916 Sell This Version
18079 Sam Lewis - Do What Your Mother Did / When The Sun Goes Down In Romany album art Sterling Trio When The Sun Goes Down In Romany (as Lewis) Sterling Trio - Do What Your Mother Did / When The Sun Goes Down In Romany(Shellac, 10") Victor 18079 US 1916 Sell This Version
369 Sam Lewis - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night album art Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 369 US 1916 Sell This Version
18318 Sam Lewis - Huckleberry Finn / Mulberry Rose album art Van And Schenck Huckleberry Finn (as Lewis) Van And Schenck - Huckleberry Finn / Mulberry Rose(Shellac, 10") Victor 18318 US 1917 Sell This Version
18393 Sam Lewis - In San Domigo / Some Sunday Morning album art Peerless Quartet* / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* In San Domigo (as Lewis) Peerless Quartet* / Ada Jones - Billy Murray* - In San Domigo / Some Sunday Morning(Shellac, 10") Victor 18393 US 1917 Sell This Version
18220 Sam Lewis - Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo / That's How You Can Tell They're Irish album art Van And Schenck Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo (as Lewis) Van And Schenck - Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo / That's How You Can Tell They're Irish(Shellac, 10") Victor 18220 US 1917 Sell This Version
18240 Sam Lewis - Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo / Everybody Hula album art Helen Louise-Frank Ferera* Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo Helen Louise-Frank Ferera* - Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo / Everybody Hula(Shellac, 10") Victor 18240 US 1917 Sell This Version
19065 Sam Lewis - Down Among The Sleepy Hills Of Ten-Ten-Tennessee / Beside A Babbling Brook album art Billy Murray - Ed. Smalle* / Georgie Price Down Among The Sleepy Hills Of Ten-Ten-Tennessee Billy Murray - Ed. Smalle* / Georgie Price - Down Among The Sleepy Hills Of Ten-Ten-Tennessee / Beside A Babbling Brook(Shellac, 10") Victor 19065 US 1917 Sell This Version
18506 Sam Lewis - Oh! How I Wish I Could Sleep Until My Daddy Comes Home / There's Nobody Home But Me album art Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) Oh! How I Wish I Could Sleep Until My Daddy Comes Home Henry Burr / Charles Hart (2) - Oh! How I Wish I Could Sleep Until My Daddy Comes Home / There's Nobody Home But Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 18506 US 1917 Sell This Version
A2638 Sam Lewis - My Baby Boy / You're The Greatest Little Mother In The World album art Lewis James / Peerless Quartette You're The Greatest Little Mother In The World Lewis James / Peerless Quartette - My Baby Boy / You're The Greatest Little Mother In The World(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2638 US 1918 Sell This Version
18439 Sam Lewis - Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / On The Road To Home Sweet Home album art Henry Burr / Percy Hemus Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) (as Lewis) Henry Burr / Percy Hemus - Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / On The Road To Home Sweet Home(Shellac, 10") Victor 18439 US 1918 Sell This Version
18496 Sam Lewis - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / I Miss That Mississippi Miss That Misses Me album art Charles Harrison (3) / Sterling Trio I Miss That Mississippi Miss That Misses Me (as Lewis) Charles Harrison (3) / Sterling Trio - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / I Miss That Mississippi Miss That Misses Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 18496 US 1918 Sell This Version
18515 Sam Lewis - The Worst Is Yet To Come / Can You Tame Wild Mimmen? album art Billy Murray The Worst Is Yet To Com Billy Murray - The Worst Is Yet To Come / Can You Tame Wild Mimmen?(Shellac, 10") Victor 18515 US 1918 Sell This Version
1075 Sam Lewis - Cheer Up Father, Cheer Up Mother / Hello Central Give Me No Man's Land album art Peerless Quartette / Irving Kaufman Hello Central Give Me No Man's Land (as Lewis) Peerless Quartette / Irving Kaufman - Cheer Up Father, Cheer Up Mother / Hello Central Give Me No Man's Land(Shellac, 10", Ver) Okeh 1075 US 1918 Sell This Version
915 Sam Lewis - Are You From Heaven? / A Baby's Prayer At Twilight album art Frank Woods / Henry Burr A Baby's Prayer At Twilight (as Lewis) Frank Woods / Henry Burr - Are You From Heaven? / A Baby's Prayer At Twilight(Shellac, 9") Emerson Records (2) 915 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2672 Sam Lewis - The Worst Is Yet To Come / Ja-Da (Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Jing Jing!) album art Peerless Quartette / Arthur Fields The Worst Is Yet To Come Peerless Quartette / Arthur Fields - The Worst Is Yet To Come / Ja-Da (Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Jing Jing!)(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2672 US 1919 Sell This Version