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 26-50 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-38183||10-in.||3/18/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38225||10-in.||3/18/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38826||10-in.||5/23/1927||Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A. )||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39618||10-in.||7/1/1927||What do we do on a dew-dew-dewy day||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39949||10-in.||8/9/1927||What do we do on a dew-dew-dewy day||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39950||10-in.||8/10/1927||Where the Coosa River flows||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40161||10-in.||10/10/1927||A siren dream||Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40163||10-in.||10/11/1927||What do we do on a dew-dew-dewy day?||Frank E. Banta||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40201||10-in.||9/13/1927||Oh how I love my boatman||Duncan Sisters||Female vocal duet, with 2 pianos||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40537||10-in.||11/2/1927||We (My honey and me)||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41193||10-in.||12/21/1927||It's in the bag||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41511||10-in.||1/3/1928||I must be dreaming||All Star Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43435||10-in.||4/3/1928||He's tall and dark and handsome||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43968||10-in.||5/10/1928||Trinkets||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-44502||10-in.||Spring 1929||Y que haremos hoy||Orquesta Victor Popular||Instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-45682||10-in.||7/5/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46324||10-in.||7/19/1928||Kiddie kapers||Arden-Ohman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47750||10-in.||10/16/1928||My Scandinavian gal (By yumpin' yiminy)||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders ; Phil Saxe||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47785||10-in.||10/25/1928||Lend me your eyes, pretty baby||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48446||10-in.||12/10/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48631||10-in.||11/28/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48778||10-in.||1/14/1929||Ya' comin' up to night, huh?||Jean Goldkette Orchestra ; Wynken, Blynken, and Nod||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio and monologue||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48805||10-in.||1/18/1929||When the curtain comes down||George Jessel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-49152||10-in.||11/27/1928||I'm crazy over you||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49900||10-in.||1/31/1929||My Scandinavian gal||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
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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