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Al Sherman

Avrum Sherman (September 7, 1897 – September 16, 1973) pen name Al Sherman was an American songwriter active during the Tin Pan Alley era in American music history. Some of his most recognizable song titles include: "You Gotta Be a Football Hero," "Now's the Time to Fall in Love" and "Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.)." Sherman is one link in a long chain of family members who were musical. Most notably, his sons, Robert and Richard (referred to popularly as the "Sherman Brothers") were to join the ranks of America's most highly regarded songwriters. Pairing up and mentoring the Sherman Brothers team has often been referred to as Al Sherman's greatest songwriting achievement.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7th, 1897 (Kiev), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 417 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26547 10-in. 6/19/1922 Deedle deedle dum Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27522 10-in. 1/30/1923 Wanita (Wanna eat? Wanna eat?) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-31581 10-in. 1/7/1925 Where are you tonight The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32740 10-in. 6/23/1925 Save your sorrow for to-morrow George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32766 10-in. 7/11/1925 Fooling Meyer Davis ; Le Paradis Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33226 10-in. 8/14/1925 Ukulele baby Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola composer  
Victor BVE-33540 10-in. 10/5/1925 Better call the preacher now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer  
Victor BVE-34030 10-in. 12/13/1925 Save your sorrow for tomorrow Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-34100 10-in. 11/25/1925 Save your sorrow (For to-morrow) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34367 10-in. 1/27/1926 The roses brought me you Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-34685 10-in. 3/8/1926 The roses brought me you Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-34925 10-in. 3/2/1926 The rescue of the Antinoe (By the Roosevelt) Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34926 10-in. 3/2/1926 A coal miner's dream Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34974 10-in. 3/24/1926 Don-ta do-a that-a Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35688 10-in. 6/15/1926 Roses remind me of you Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-35839 10-in. 8/18/1926 Me too (Ho-ho! Ha-ha!) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (takes 5-10); unaccompanied (takes 1-4) composer  
Victor BVE-36043 10-in. 8/12/1926 Me too Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor BVE-36052 10-in. 8/18/1926 Roses remind me of you Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-36094 10-in. 9/3/1926 Trudy Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-36393 10-in. 10/6/1926 When you waltz with the one you love Henry Burr ; Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36624 10-in. 10/19/1926 Trudy Ivan Frank Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36994 10-in. 12/3/1926 Everything's made for love Gene Austin ; Art Fowler Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer  
Victor BVE-38106 10-in. 2/23/1927 That's my hap-hap-happiness The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38107 10-in. 2/23/1927 Cock-a-doodle, I'm off my noodle The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38144 10-in. 3/7/1927 Everything's made for love (You know, I know) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
(Results 1-25 of 417 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081

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