Image Source: Wikipedia

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 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  
(Results 26-50 of 417 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.