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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 351-375 of 444 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E22209-E22210||10-in.||4/1/1927||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||E23953-E23956||10-in.||7/12/1927||Dew-dew-dewy day||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E23956)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E24041-E24043||10-in.||7/19/1927||Dew-dew-dewy day||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|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|
|Brunswick||C3207||10-in.||3/29/1929||Dream mother||The Ambassadors [Wolverines]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C3908||10-in.||7/20/1929||Song of Siberia||Art Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C3994||10-in.||8/5/1929||Song of Siberia||Frank Sylvano||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C4455||10-in.||4/17/1930||Promises||Lloyd Huntley Isle O’ Blues Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||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||C7446||10-in.||2/13/1931||99 out of a hundred (Wanna be loved)||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||C7902||10-in.||7/9/1931||Drink a drink to the future||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C7903||10-in.||7/9/1931||Drink a drink to the future||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||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||LA978||10-in.||3/24/1931||Was I just another love affair to you?||Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio||Male vocal trio, with string instrument(s)||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.
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