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 401-425 of 444 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||11563||10-in.||3/9/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||The Happiness Boys ; Dave Kaplan||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Edison||11715||10-in.||5/27/1927||Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.)||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||11748||10-in.||6/20/1927||Somebody else||Al Friedman Orchestra ; Leroy Montesanto||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||11764||10-in.||6/27/1927||Oh how I love my boatman||Jack Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||11777||10-in.||7/1/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewey day?||Clyde Doerr Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||11868||10-in.||9/2/1927||Mister aeroplane man (Take me up to heaven)||Radio Franks ; Frank White||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Edison||11904||10-in.||9/21/1927||A siren dream||Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||11994||10-in.||10/29/1927||Try and get a kiss from Fifi||Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||18016||10-in.||11/7/1927||We (My honey and me)||The Rollickers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||songwriter|
|Edison||18024||10-in.||11/9/1927||Where the Coosa River flows||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||18083||10-in.||12/6/1927||Hooray—hooray) It's ray-ray-raining||Duke Yellman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||18084||10-in.||12/6/1927||I've been longing for a girl like you||Duke Yellman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||18123||10-in.||12/21/1927||(Hooray—hooray) It's ray-ray-raining||Yale Collegians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||18146||10-in.||12/30/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewy-day||Muriel Pollock||Piano solo||composer|
|Edison||18149||10-in.||1/3/1928||I must be dreaming||Dick Robertson ; The Strollers||Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo-guitar||composer|
|Edison||18154||10-in.||1/5/1928||(Hooray—hooray) It's ray ray raining||Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Edison||18256||10-in.||2/23/1928||It's in the bag||The Happiness Boys ; Dave Kaplan||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Edison||18542||10-in.||5/28/1928||Trinkets||Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Edison||18926||10-in.||12/6/1928||I'm crazy over you||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||18954||10-in.||12/19/1928||I love to bumpity bump on a bumpy road with you||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||18967||10-in.||12/26/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||19057||10-in.||2/20/1929||I'm marching home to you (Step by step—mile by mile)||Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||19079||10-in.||3/6/1929||I'll be a pal to your boy (If you'll be a pal to mine)||Bob Pierce||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||19133||10-in.||3/29/1929||Old fashioned lady||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||19205||10-in.||5/21/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Billy Jones ; Kaplan's Melodists||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||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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