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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 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 301-325 of 444 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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; without vocal (take G) 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  
Brunswick E30986 10-in. Sept. 1929 He’s so unusual Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E32589 10-in. Apr. 1930 Livin’ in the sunlight, lovin’ in the moonlight Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E32750 10-in. May 1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Castlewood Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E33169 10-in. 6/25/1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Brunswick E33292 10-in. June 1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E33341 10-in. 7/15/1930 Pene d’amore Giuseppe Napolitano Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E33431 10-in. July 1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E34076 10-in. Aug. 1930 I wonder how it feels Cotton and Morpheus Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E35836 10-in. 2/5/1931 99 out of a hundred wanna be loved Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36120 10-in. 2/24/1931 Got the bench—got the park (But I haven’t got you) Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E36135 10-in. 2/21/1931 Got the bench—got the park (But I haven’t got you) Ross Colby ; Ralph Bennett and his Seven Aces (All Eleven of 'Em) [Fred Rich Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E36303 10-in. 3/11/1931 Got the bench—got the park (But I haven’t got you) Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 301-325 of 444 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

Sherman, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 January 2023.

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

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