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 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  
(Results 351-375 of 444 records)

Citation

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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