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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 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  
(Results 301-325 of 422 records)

Citation

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

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