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 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  
(Results 326-350 of 444 records)

Citation

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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