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 376-400 of 444 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick KC602 10-in. Nov. 1929 He’s tall [and] dark and handsome Julia Lee Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 1219W-1221W 10-in. 8/25/1925 Marguerite Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 1362W-1364W 10-in. 9/18/1925 Save your sorrow Norman Clark ; Tuxedo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 1444W-1446W 10-in. 10/8/1925 Fooling Tuxedo Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 180-b] 10-in. May 1928 He’s tall and dark and handsome Alice Morley Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick DB91 10-in. 10/8/1928 Oh how I love my boatman Betty Fields Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
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  
Edison 9956 10-in. 1/21/1925 Where are you to-night? Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10276 10-in. 3/25/1925 Fooling 14 Virginians ; Ace Brigode Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10460 10-in. 6/24/1925 Save your sorrow (For to-morrow) Clover Gardens Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10515 10-in. 7/23/1925 Marguerite Nat Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10894 10-in. 3/25/1926 The governer's pardon Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar songwriter  
Edison 11023 10-in. 6/4/1926 Roses remind me of you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 11037 10-in. 6/10/1926 Camille Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11081 10-in. 7/1/1926 When you waltz with the one you love Herbert Soman Salon Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 11160 10-in. 8/11/1926 Me too Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 11187 10-in. 9/9/1926 Trudy Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11201 10-in. 9/16/1926 Camille Marguerite Ringo ; Walter Scanlan Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 11335 10-in. 11/26/1926 My baby's back (Cock-a-doodle I'm off my noodle) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11374 10-in. 12/16/1926 Ev'rything's made for love (You know—I know) Vaughn De Leath ; Stuart Ross Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Edison 11428 10-in. 1/12/1927 Roses remind me of you Frederick Kinsley Pipe organ solo songwriter  
Edison 11492 10-in. 2/2/1927 My baby's back (Cock-a-doodle I'm off my noodle) Albert Campbell ; Jack Glogau ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Edison 11493 10-in. 2/2/1927 Why did Dr. Jekyl-Hide Albert Campbell ; Jack Glogau ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet and dialogue, with piano songwriter  
(Results 376-400 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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