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 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  
(Results 426-444 of 444 records)

Citation

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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