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 226-250 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W148739||10-in.||7/9/1929||He's so unusual||The Mystery Girl||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W148865||10-in.||8/12/1929||Song of Siberia||The Knickerbockers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W149195||10-in.||10/28/1929||He's so unusual||Patsy Young||Female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W149429||10-in.||11/15/1929||He's so unusual||Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W149716||10-in.||12/12/1929||The more I'm in love with you||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W149824||10-in.||3/22/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W149996||10-in.||2/19/1930||Promises||Frank Auburn and his Orchestra ; Jack Lord||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150038||10-in.||2/27/1930||Sweetheart||Jim Andrews ; The Harmonians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150074||10-in.||3/10/1930||Once again before we part||Hotel Pennsylvania Music ; Three Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Columbia||W150169||10-in.||4/4/1930||You showed me the way||Hotel Pennsylvania Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150171||10-in.||4/4/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W150509||10-in.||4/29/1930||My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else||Lloyd Keating and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150546||10-in.||5/27/1930||Promises||Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150645||10-in.||7/10/1930||I wonder how it feels to be head over heels in love||Paul Specht Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150665||10-in.||7/24/1930||My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else||Art Gillham||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W150901||10-in.||10/24/1930||Wedding bells are ringing for Sally (But not for Sally and me)||The Cavaliers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150992||10-in.||12/2/1930||(Five-six-seven-eight) Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151108||10-in.||12/11/1930||Fraternity medley||Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W151285||10-in.||2/6/1931||Ninety-nine out of a hundred wanna be loved||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Helen Rowland||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W151328||10-in.||2/18/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||Fred Rich Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151348||10-in.||2/25/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||Fred Rich Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151627||10-in.||6/22/1931||Let's drink a drink to the future!||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151892||10-in.||11/27/1931||(Potatoes are cheaper—tomatoes are cheaper) Now's the time to fall in love||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152279||10-in.||8/19/1932||A bungalow, a piccolo and you||The Foursome||Male vocal quartet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152362||10-in.||1/31/1933||Buy American (And good times will come thru')||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.
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