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 326-350 of 422 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||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|
|Brunswick||E22358-E22360||10-in.||4/11/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Frank Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E22486-E22488||10-in.||4/18/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Harry Richman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E22876-E22877||10-in.||5/2/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Harry Richman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E24466-E24468||10-in.||9/17/1927||A siren dream||Anglo-Persians ; Louis Katzman||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E24689-E24691||10-in.||10/11/1927||Mister Aeroplane Man (Take me up to heaven)||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E30993-E30994||10-in.||Sept. 1929||He’s so unusual||Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E30621-E3061122||10-in.||Aug. 1929||Song of Siberia (The exile's lament)||Bob Haring Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Edison||7674||10-in.||12/10/1920||Good as gold||Max Fells' Della Robbia Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||8478||10-in.||6/5/1922||Deedle deedle dum||Broadway Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||8701||10-in.||10/13/1920||When you're near||Ernest L. Stevens Trio||Instrumental trio||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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