Al Shean

Abraham Elieser Adolph Schönberg (12 May 1868 – 12 August 1949), known as Al Shean, was a comedian and vaudeville performer. Other sources give his birth name variously as Adolf Schönberg, Albert Schönberg, or Alfred Schönberg. He is most remembered for being half of the vaudeville team Gallagher and Shean, and as the uncle of the Marx Brothers.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 12th, 1868 (Dornum), Died August 12th, 1949 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, vocalist

Notes: Real name is Alfred Schoenberg.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26703 10-in. 7/21/1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Gallagher and Shean Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-26704 10-in. 7/21/1922 Quietly Gallagher and Shean Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-26709 10-in. 8/3/1922 Boola-boola Gallagher and Shean Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-26728 10-in. 8/18/1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Gallagher and Shean Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27277 10-in. 1/2/1923 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with monologue songwriter  
Victor B-27960 10-in. 5/18/1923 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Charles Cohan ; Joseph Feldman Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27961 10-in. 5/18/1923 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Charles Cohan ; Joseph Feldman Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-28157 10-in. 6/29/1923 Polski Gallagher i Shean Mieczslaw Emcewicz ; Władysław Ochrymowicz Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-28158 10-in. 6/29/1923 Polski Gallagher i Shean Mieczslaw Emcewicz ; Władysław Ochrymowicz Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80310 10-in. 4/15/1922 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Furman and Nash Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80704 10-in. 12/6/1922 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-70633 10-in. Apr. 1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-70638 10-in. Apr. 1922 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-71293 10-in. Feb. 1923 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Gus Goldstein ; Alex Lifschutz Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-71294 10-in. Feb. 1923 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean Gus Goldstein ; Alex Lifschutz Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick 8691 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 7793-7794 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 8425 10-in. 4/18/1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Edward Meeker ; Steve Porter Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 8720 10-in. Feb. 1923 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Stevens' Dance Quartet Instrumental quartet songwriter  
Edison 8848 10-in. 2/15/1923 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shean, Al," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105745.

Shean, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105745.

"Shean, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105745

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