Lewis Allan

Lewis Allan

Real Name:
Abel Meeropol
Profile:
American songwriter and writer who worked under this pseudonym.
Born 10th February 1903; died 30th October 1986, Longmeadow, Mass.
Adopted in 1957 the sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed for passing atomic secrets to Soviet Union.
Wrote the anti-lynching poem "Strange Fruit" which was later set to music for and made famous by Billie Holiday, then, in 1980, by UB40.
Two other famous songs are "The House That I Live In" (performed by Frank Sinatra) and "Apples, Peaches and Cherries". The latter song became famous in France in its translation by Sacha Distel under the title "Scoubidou".
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Lewis Allan Discography

Writing & Arrangement

526 Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra Strange Fruit Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow (Single) Commodore 526 US 1939 Sell This Version
10-1227 Lauritz Melchior The House I Live In Lauritz Melchior - Because / The House I Live In(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor Red Seal 10-1227 US 1942 Sell This Version
36886 Frank Sinatra With The Ken Lane Singers* / Frank Sinatra The House I Live In (as Allan) Frank Sinatra With The Ken Lane Singers* / Frank Sinatra - America, The Beautiful / The House I Live In(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36886 US 1945 Sell This Version
ED 684 Peggy Lee Apples, Peaches And Cherries Peggy Lee - Peggy - Songs In An Intimate Style(7", EP, Mono) Decca ED 684 US 1954 Sell This Version
LN 3294 Roy Hamilton (5) The House I Live In (as L. Allan) Roy Hamilton (5) - You'll Never Walk Alone (Album) Epic LN 3294 US 1955 Sell This Version
33C 9023 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit (as Allan) Billie Holiday - At Jazz At The Philharmonic (Album) Columbia 33C 9023 UK 1956 Sell This Version
CLP 1175 Josh White Strange Fruit (as Lewis-Allen) Josh White - The Josh White Stories Volume II ABC-Paramount CLP 1175 UK 1958 Sell This Version
LSP-1927 Harry Belafonte Small One Harry Belafonte - Love Is A Gentle Thing (Album) RCA Victor LSP-1927 US 1959 Sell This Version
32-084 Webster Young Strange Fruit Webster Young - For Lady (Album) Esquire 32-084 UK 1959 Sell This Version
W 1334 The Gateway Singers Turn Home, Beloved (as Allan) and 2 more… The Gateway Singers - Wagons West(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records W 1334 US 1959 Sell This Version
8042 The Tarriers This Train (as Lewis Allen) The Tarriers - Tell The World About This(LP) Atlantic 8042 US 1959 Sell This Version
V-10181x45 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit (as Allen) Billie Holiday - These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) / Strange Fruit(7") Verve Records V-10181x45 US 1959 Sell This Version
11 Various Apples And Peaches and 1 more… Various - Sonorama N°11 - Septembre-Octobre 1959(6xFlexi, 7", S/Sided, Whi) Sonorama Magazine 11 France 1959 Sell This Version
VRS-9057 Cisco Houston This Train (as Lewis Allen) Cisco Houston - The Cisco Special!(LP, Album, Mono) Vanguard VRS-9057 US 1960 Sell This Version
LSP-2221 Sam Cooke The House I Live In (as L. Allan) Sam Cooke - Cooke's Tour(LP) RCA Victor LSP-2221 US 1960 Sell This Version
ABC-407 Josh White Apples, Peaches And Cherries (as L. Allan) and 1 more… Josh White - Live! (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-407 US 1961 Sell This Version
847 155 BY, SBBL 667 Carmen McRae Strange Fruit (as L. Allen) Carmen McRae - Yesterdays (Album) Philips, Philips 847 155 BY, SBBL 667 UK 1962 Sell This Version
MG 20675, MG-20675 Smothers Brothers Apples Peaches And Cherries Smothers Brothers - The Two Sides Of The Smothers Brothers (Album) Mercury, Mercury MG 20675, MG-20675 US 1962 Sell This Version
KSEP 3321 Josh White Apples, Peaches And Cherries (as Allan) Josh White - Live!(7", EP, Mono) Karusell KSEP 3321 Sweden 1962 Sell This Version
V6-8505 Various Strange Fruit Various - The Essential Jazz Vocals (Comp) Verve Records V6-8505 US 1963 Sell This Version
237 641 Alex Harvey Strange Fruit (as Allan) Alex Harvey - The Blues (Album) Polydor 237 641 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
M2001, M 2001 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit (as Allen) Billie Holiday - A Rare Live Recording Of Billie Holiday (Album) Recording Industries Corp., Recording Industries Corp. M2001, M 2001 US 1964 Sell This Version
135 150 MCY Sarah Vaughan The House I Live In (as Allan) Sarah Vaughan - My Heart Sings(LP, Album) Mercury 135 150 MCY Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
FS-2020 Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians The House I Live In (as Allan) Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - America I Hear You Singing (Album) Reprise Records FS-2020 US 1964 Sell This Version
PHS 600-187 Nina Simone Strange Fruit (as Allen) Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (Album) Philips PHS 600-187 US 1965 Sell This Version