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 September 15th, 1973 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone
Recordings (Results 251-275 of 419 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W152503||10-in.||9/19/1933||You gotta be a football hero||Ben Bernie and All the Lads||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Columbia||W351134||10-in.||11/16/1931||Now's the time to fall in love||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||9220||10-in.||7/5/1925||Save your sorrow||Atlanta Melody Artists ; Vic Meyers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||9544||10-in.||3/1/1926||The roses brought me you||Castle of Paris Orchestra ; Emerson Gill||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70697||10-in.||June 1922||Deedle deedle dum||Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70886||10-in.||Oct. 1922||When you're near||Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||71229||10-in.||Jan. 1923||Wanita (Wanna eat? Wanna eat?)||Billy Jones||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71833||10-in.||Sept. 1923||Hoot mon!||Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||73543||10-in.||8/17/1925||Marguerite||Melody Sheiks||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||73812||10-in.||12/4/1925||Save your sorrow||Louise Vant||Female vocal solo, with trombone and piano||composer|
|OKeh||74134||10-in.||4/21/1926||The governor's pardon||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and traps||songwriter|
|OKeh||74249||10-in.||8/10/1926||Me too!||Araby Gardens Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||74419||10-in.||11/12/1926||When you waltz with the one you love||Justin Ring ; Yellow Jackets||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||80055s||10-in.||6/3/1926||Roses remind me of you||Melody Sheiks||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||80079||10-in.||8/24/1926||Trudy||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with ukulele||composer|
|OKeh||W80236||10-in.||12/2/1926||Cock-a-doodle, I'm off my noodle (My baby's back)||OKeh Kut-Ups||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80279||10-in.||1/3/1927||You know—I know, ev'rything's made for love||Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser ; Tom Stacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80341||10-in.||1/27/1927||Cock-a-doodle, I'm off my noodle, my baby's back||Tom Stacks and his Minute Men||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80395||10-in.||2/5/1927||You know—I know, ev'rything's made for love||Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80439||10-in.||2/17/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||W80656||10-in.||3/21/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||Irwin Abrams Orchestra ; Les Reis||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80667||10-in.||3/23/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Gerald Macy ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||W80736||10-in.||4/15/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Happy Hour Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|OKeh||W80936||10-in.||5/26/1927||Lindbergh (The eagle of the U.S.A.)||Noel Taylor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81013||10-in.||6/15/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewey day||Vaughn De Leath ; Eddie Lang||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.
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