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 276-300 of 422 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||E16132-E16134||10-in.||8/13/1925||Save your sorrow (For tomorrow)||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E22209-E22210||10-in.||4/1/1927||That’s my hap-hap-happiness||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E23953-E23956||10-in.||7/12/1927||Dew-dew-dewy day||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E23956)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E24041-E24043||10-in.||7/19/1927||Dew-dew-dewy day||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3207||10-in.||3/29/1929||Dream mother||The Ambassadors [Wolverines]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3908||10-in.||7/20/1929||Song of Siberia||Art Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.
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