Curtis Reginald Lewis
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Curtis Reginald Lewis (August 29, 1918 in Fort Worth, Texas – May 23, 1969 in Kew Gardens, New York), American composer of popular songs, many of which have become jazz standards. He grew up in Chicago and came to New York City in the 1940s. Lewis subsequently became one of the first black composers and lyricists to own a music publishing company on Broadway in the early 1950s.
Having served in the United States Army during World War II (from August 22, 1942, discharged as a Staff Sergeant December 2, 1945), the body of Curtis Reginald Lewis was interred at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
- "All Night Long"
- Shirley Horn; Album: All Night Long (1981)
- Billie Holiday
- George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson; Album: The Swingin's Mutual!
- Freddie Roach; Album: Brown Sugar
- Aretha Franklin; Album: Sweet Bitter Love
- Sonny Criss; Album: Crisscraft (Muse, 1975)
- Sandy Graham; Album: Sandy Graham
- Elkie Brooks; Album: No More the Fool: The Collection
- Rolf Delfos, Marijn Wijnands; Album: Complete Boulevard of Broken Dreams
- Beverley Staunton, Album: Here's to You
- Mary Stallings; Album: Live at the Village Vanguard
- Mary Stallings; Album: San Francisco Jazz Festival
- Dylan Cramer; Album: All Night Long (2001)
- Nancy Wilson; Album: Lady Sings the Blues
- Joe Sample, Randy Crawford; Album: Feeling Good
- Diana Krall; Album: Only Trust Your Heart (1995)
- "All Soul"
- "Blue City"
- Shirley Horn; Album: Embers And Ashes (1960)
- "Fortune Teller, Marion Keene" (1955)
- "Garden of the Blues Suite, The"
- "Great City, The"
- "He Never Mentioned Love"
- "He’s Gone Again"
- "Now or Never" — Billie Holiday (music), Curtis R. Lewis (words)
- "Old Country"
- "Roaming Lover"
- "Today I Sing the Blues"
- "What Would a Woman Do?"
- "You Oughta Be Mine"
Film & TV
- Blown Away (1994), (song, All Night Long)