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 301-325 of 422 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||C3994||10-in.||8/5/1929||Song of Siberia||Frank Sylvano||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C5192||10-in.||Jan. 1930||Sweetheart||Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||C5723||10-in.||5/5/1930||Promises||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6496||10-in.||11/7/1930||Wedding bells are ringing for Sally (But not for Sally and me)||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C6543||10-in.||Dec. 1930||(Five-six-seven-eight) Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Tom Gerun Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C1778-C1779||10-in.||3/23/1928||He’s tall and dark and handsome||Ruth Muse||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||LA5-LA8||10-in.||May 1925||Ukulele baby||Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||LAE858||10-in.||8/15/1930||I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love)||Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||[Br (U.K.) cat 180-b]||10-in.||May 1928||He’s tall and dark and handsome||Alice Morley||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||DB91||10-in.||10/8/1928||Oh how I love my boatman||Betty Fields||Female vocal solo, with piano||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|
|Brunswick||E28664||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1928||Kiddie kapers||Collegiate Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29483||10-in.||Mar. 1929||Dream mother||Bob Haring Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29507||10-in.||3/20/1929||(Step by step—mile by mile) I’m marching home to you||The Captivators ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29522||10-in.||Mar. 1929||And especially you!||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29555||10-in.||Mar. 1929||Old fashioned lady||Belle Baker||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29563||10-in.||Mar. 1929||Old fashioned lady||Copley Plaza Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29584||10-in.||Apr. 1929||Dream mother||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29935||10-in.||May 1929||Please let me dream in your arms||Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29942||10-in.||May 1929||(I’m just wild about everything) And especially you!||Colonial Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29974||10-in.||May 1929||At the peep of dawn (I love you)||Jack Denny ; Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E29992||10-in.||6/6/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams?)||Meyer Davis ; Hotel Astor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E30105||10-in.||June 1929||Altmodishe mame||David Putterman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||XE30724||12-in.||8/30/1929||Bremer-Tully broadcast record no. 10||Bremer-Tully Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
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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