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 426-444 of 444 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||19210||10-in.||5/23/1929||Spanish doll||Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||19229||10-in.||5/31/1929||Dream mother||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||19264||10-in.||6/20/1929||I'm cuckoo again||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||N-619||10-in.||12/6/1928||I'm crazy over you||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||N-645||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||N-658||10-in.||12/26/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||N-748||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||N-770||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||N-826||10-in.||3/29/1929||Old fashioned lady||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||N-909||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|
|Edison||N-914||10-in.||5/23/1929||Spanish doll||Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||N-933||10-in.||5/31/1929||Dream mother||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-971||10-in.||6/20/1929||I'm cuckoo again||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton||Male vocal solo, with 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 November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.
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