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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 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  
(Results 401-425 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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