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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 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  
(Results 251-275 of 419 records)

Citation

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

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