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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 September 15th, 1973 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939

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

Recordings (Results 126-126 of 126 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion 1362W-1364W 10-in. 9/18/1925 Save your sorrow Norman Clark ; Tuxedo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, banjo, Musical group  
(Results 126-126 of 126 records)


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