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 7, 1897 (Kiev), Died September 15, 1973 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 443 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 January 2022.
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