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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 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  
(Results 226-250 of 417 records)

Citation

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

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