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 51-75 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-50508||10-in.||2/21/1929||I'll be a pal to your boy (If you'll be a pal to mine)||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50937||10-in.||3/13/1929||Dream mother||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50980||10-in.||3/27/1929||Dream mother||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50982||10-in.||3/28/1929||I'm crazy over you||Willard Robison ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-51250||10-in.||4/23/1929||Old-fashioned lady||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51646||10-in.||4/19/1929||On a summery night||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53528||10-in.||5/29/1929||Spanish doll||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53563||10-in.||6/14/1929||He's so unusual||Helen Kane||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-53892||10-in.||6/28/1929||Madre de mis sueños||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54880||10-in.||7/18/1930||Siempre que tus ojos, siempre que tus labios||José Bohr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-55061||10-in.||6/21/1929||Good morning, good evening, good night||Ted Weems Orchestra ; Country Washburne||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-55063||10-in.||6/25/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams?)||Art Jarrett ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-55492||10-in.||7/24/1929||And especially you!||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-57484||10-in.||11/26/1929||Collegiate Fannie||Kay Kyser Orchestra ; Sully Mason||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59673||10-in.||4/4/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Maurice Chevalier||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-59796||10-in.||5/19/1930||My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to someone else||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59909||10-in.||4/1/1930||Promises||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-62201||10-in.||4/16/1930||Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight||Bernie Cummins ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-62357||10-in.||7/18/1930||On a little street in Honolulu||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-62648||10-in.||6/10/1930||If you didn't care for me||Charles Dameron ; Henry Thies Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62651||10-in.||6/11/1930||Havin' you around is heaven||Charles Dameron ; Henry Thies Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63115||10-in.||7/14/1930||I wonder how it feels (to be head over heels in love)||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-63122||10-in.||7/16/1930||The golden West, a silvery West and you||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-64812||10-in.||11/21/1930||Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee||Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-67485||10-in.||3/3/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||Richard Barry ; Henry Busse Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
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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