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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 7th, 1897 (Kiev), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone

Recordings (Results 401-417 of 417 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion E2455-E2457 10-in. 2/17/1926 The roses brought me you The Ambassadors Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E2701-E2703 10-in. 3/26/1926 A coal miners’ dream Frivolity Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E2728-E2730 10-in. 4/5/1926 A coal miners’ dream Frivolity Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E2811-E2812 10-in. 4/19/1926 A coal miners’ dream Frivolity Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E3304-E3306 10-in. 6/26/1926 Roses remind me of you Windsor Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Vocalion E3482-E3484 10-in. 7/22/1926 Camille The Ambassadors Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion E4829-E4832 10-in. 4/21/1927 My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you) Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E4832) composer  
Vocalion E6259-E6261 10-in. 7/22/1927 Oh how I love my boatman Peggy English Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Vocalion 1219W-1221W 10-in. 8/25/1925 Marguerite Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 1362W-1364W 10-in. 9/18/1925 Save your sorrow Norman Clark ; Tuxedo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion 1444W-1446W 10-in. 10/8/1925 Fooling Tuxedo Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca DLA 1264 10-in. 4/21/1938 Quaker City jazz Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1265 10-in. 4/21/1938 Cherokee Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1266 10-in. 4/21/1938 Trans-Continental Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1267 10-in. 4/21/1938 Ecstacy Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1268 10-in. 4/21/1938 Dancing with a debutante Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca DLA 1269 10-in. 4/21/1938 My little girl Spud Murphy Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 401-417 of 417 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081

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