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 326-350 of 444 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E36851||10-in.||6/9/1931||Let’s drink a drink (To the future)||Will Osborne and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E37466||10-in.||12/16/1931||(Potatoes are cheaper, tomatoes are cheaper) Now’s the time to fall in love||Victor Young Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E2455-E2457||10-in.||2/17/1926||The roses brought me you||The Ambassadors||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E2701-E2703||10-in.||3/26/1926||A coal miners’ dream||Frivolity Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E2728-E2730||10-in.||4/5/1926||A coal miners’ dream||Frivolity Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E2811-E2812||10-in.||4/19/1926||A coal miners’ dream||Frivolity Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E3304-E3306||10-in.||6/26/1926||Roses remind me of you||Windsor Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E3482-E3484||10-in.||7/22/1926||Camille||The Ambassadors [Brunswick Records]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E4829-E4832||10-in.||4/21/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra [Harry Reser's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E4832)||composer|
|Brunswick||E6204-E6207||10-in.||7/8/1929||Oh how I love my boatman||Peggy English||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||E6259-E6261||10-in.||7/22/1927||Oh how I love my boatman||Peggy English||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||E16132-E16134||10-in.||8/13/1925||Save your sorrow (For tomorrow)||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E16210-E16212||10-in.||8/24/1925||Save your sorrow||Ray Miller Orchestra [Carl Fenton's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E17749-E17751||10-in.||1/29/1926||The roses brought me you||Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E17766-E17768||10-in.||2/2/1926||The roses brought me you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E18286-E18288||10-in.||3/9/1926||The governor’s pardon||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E19475-E19477||10-in.||6/4/1926||Roses remind me of you||Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E19847-E19849||10-in.||7/21/1926||Camille||Park Lane Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E19888-E19890||10-in.||7/22/1926||Me too!||Monarch Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E19891-E19893||10-in.||7/23/1926||Me, too||Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E20413-E20414||10-in.||10/14/1926||When you waltz with the one you love||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E20865-E20866||10-in.||12/3/1926||You know—I know, ev’rything’s made for love||G. Underhill Macy ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E21058-E21059||10-in.||12/24/1926||Cock-a-doodle, I’m off my noodle, my baby’s back||Six Jumping Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E21100-E21102||10-in.||1/3/1927||Ev'rything's made for love||Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E21853-E21855||10-in.||3/11/1927||That’s my hap-hap-happiness||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.
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