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 7, 1897 (Kiev), Died September 15, 1973 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone

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Recordings (Results 276-300 of 444 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
OKeh W81121 10-in. 6/29/1927 (What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewy day Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W81498 10-in. 9/30/1927 A siren dream Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W81502 10-in. 10/3/1927 Mister aeroplane man (Take me up to heaven) Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with clarinet and piano composer  
OKeh W81578 10-in. 10/27/1927 When I was hikin' with you Les Reis Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81957 10-in. 12/22/1927 I've been longing for a girl like you (For a long, long time) Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W400607 10-in. 4/11/1928 I must be dreaming Seger Ellis ; Okeh Novelty Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble composer  
OKeh W400706 10-in. 5/25/1928 I must be dreaming New Yorkers ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401555 10-in. 1/25/1929 I'm crazy over you Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401733 10-in. 3/21/1929 That's a drop in the bucket Cabaret Dance Orchestra [Jazz Pilots] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W402486 10-in. 7/1/1929 Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh W402877 10-in. 6/14/1929 The girl I love Band O’ Sunshine ; Lew Bray ; Sunny Clapp Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W403208 10-in. 10/30/1929 He's so unusual Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W403864 10-in. 3/19/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404032 10-in. 5/22/1930 Promises New Yorkers ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404262 10-in. 7/11/1930 I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love) Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404271 10-in. 7/23/1930 I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W404818 10-in. 1/26/1931 99 out of a hundred (Wanna be loved) Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 10029-10031 10-in. 3/1/1923 Wanita (Wanna eat? Wanna eat?) Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 12711-12713 10-in. 3/21/1924 Oh, gee, Georgie! Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28306 10-in. 9/21/1928 Kiddie kapers Varsity Four Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick E28421 10-in. 9/26/1928 I never kissed a baby like you Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
(Results 276-300 of 444 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

Sherman, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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