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|
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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