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 of the most well-known songs he (co-)wrote include: "For All We Know", "Dinah", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Just Friends".
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Vocals

B 5671 Sam Lewis - Wake Up, Chillun Wake Up / From Sunrise To Sunset  album art Nathaniel Shilkret And His Orchestra From Sunrise To Sunset Nathaniel Shilkret And His Orchestra - Wake Up, Chillun Wake Up / From Sunrise To Sunset (Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5671 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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
1588 Anna Chandler Anna Chandler - That Mellow Melody(Cyl, 4min) Edison Blue Amberol Record 1588 US 1912 Sell This Version
1762 Sam Lewis - Always Take A Girl Named Daisy album art Campbell* And Gillette* Always Take A Girl Named Daisy Campbell* And Gillette* - Always Take A Girl Named Daisy(Cyl, 4min) Edison Blue Amberol Record 1762 US 1913 Sell This Version
17414 Sam Lewis - Where Did You Get That Girl? / That Naughty Melody album art Walter Van Brunt / Billy Murray That Naughty Melody (as Lewis) Walter Van Brunt / Billy Murray - Where Did You Get That Girl? / That Naughty Melody(Shellac, 10") Victor 17414 US 1913 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
17491 Sam Lewis - He'd Have To Get Under—Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile) / Wilhelm, The Grocer album art Billy Murray / Ada Jones Wilhelm, The Grocer (as Lewis) Billy Murray / Ada Jones - He'd Have To Get Under—Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile) / Wilhelm, The Grocer(Shellac, 10") Victor 17491 US 1914 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 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
17853 Sam Lewis - Put Me To Sleep With An Old Fashioned Melody / Honeymoon Bells    album art Irving Kaufman / American Quartet Put Me To Sleep With An Old Fashioned Melody (Wake Me Up With A Rag) Irving Kaufman / American Quartet - Put Me To Sleep With An Old Fashioned Melody / Honeymoon Bells (Shellac, 10") Victor 17853 US 1915 Sell This Version
201 Sam Lewis - My Little Girl album art Sam Ash Sam Ash - 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 A Long, Long Way From Home album art Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr When You're A Long, Long Way From Home Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr - My Daddy Long Legs / When You're A Long, Long Way From Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1681 US 1915 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 Victor 18081 Canada 1916 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 Victor 17948 Canada 1916 Sell This Version
17878 Sam Lewis - You'll Always Be The Same Sweet Girl / There's A Little Lane Without A Turning album art James Reed (4) - J. F. Harrison* / Henry Burr There's A Little Lane Without A Turning and 2 more… James Reed (4) - J. F. Harrison* / Henry Burr - You'll Always Be The Same Sweet Girl / There's A Little Lane Without A Turning Victor 17878 US 1916 Sell This Version
45795 Sam Lewis - There's A Little Lane Without A Turning On The Way To Home Sweet Home  album art Henry Burr There's A Little Lane Without A Turning On The Way To Home Sweet Home Henry Burr - There's A Little Lane Without A Turning On The Way To Home Sweet Home (Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 45795 US 1916 Sell This Version
A5828 Sam Lewis - At The Fountain Of Youth / Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night album art Prince's Band Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night Prince's Band - At The Fountain Of Youth / Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night(Shellac, 12") Columbia A5828 USA & Canada 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
18105 Sam Lewis - If I Knock The "L" Out Of Kelly / By The Sad Luana Shore album art Marguerite Farrell If I Knock The and 2 more… Marguerite Farrell - If I Knock The "L" Out Of Kelly / By The Sad Luana Shore(Shellac, 10") Victor 18105 US 1916 Sell This Version
46290 Sam Lewis - My Mother's Rosary album art Harry McClaskey My Mother's Rosary Harry McClaskey - My Mother's Rosary(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 46290 US 1916 Sell This Version
369 Sam Lewis - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night album art Sam Ash Sam Ash - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 369 US 1916 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 Victor 18240 Canada 1917 Sell This Version
5389 Sam Lewis - Arrah Go On I'm Gonna Go Back To Oregon / This Is No Place For Me album art Irving Kaufmann* / Bob Roberts (9) Arrah Go On I'm Gonna Go Back To Oregon (as Lewis) Irving Kaufmann* / Bob Roberts (9) - Arrah Go On I'm Gonna Go Back To Oregon / This Is No Place For Me(Shellac, 10", Ver) Mozart (3) 5389 US 1917 Sell This Version
18353 Sam Lewis - I'm All Bound 'Round With The Mason-Dixon Line / Sailin' Away On The Henry Clay album art Irving Kaufman / American Quartet I'm All Bound 'Round With The Mason-Dixon Line (as Lewis) Irving Kaufman / American Quartet - I'm All Bound 'Round With The Mason-Dixon Line / Sailin' Away On The Henry Clay(Shellac, 10") Victor 18353 US 1917 Sell This Version