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 76-100 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-67787||10-in.||1/13/1931||99 out of a hundred wanna be loved||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-68826||10-in.||3/25/1931||Got the bench, got the park (But I haven't got you)||William Wirges Special Radio Orchestra||Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-69652||10-in.||5/25/1931||June time is love time (For everyone but me)||High Hatters||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-69940||10-in.||6/16/1931||June time is love time (For everyone but me)||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70213||10-in.||9/4/1931||Sweet summer breeze||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70951||10-in.||11/13/1931||(Potatoes are cheaper, tomatoes are cheaper) Now's the time to fall in love||Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71246||10-in.||1/18/1932||Potatoes are cheaper, now's the time to fall in love||Log Cabin Four||Vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||ESHQ-72886||8-in.||6/13/1932||I got the potatoes, I got the tomatoes, but someone else has got my gal||Rex Blaine and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-74780||10-in.||1/9/1933||I am a fugitive from the chain gang||Dwight Butcher||Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-74787||10-in.||1/9/1933||I'm a fugitive from a chain gang||Slim Dwight||Male vocal solo, with guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75563||10-in.||3/23/1933||Dream of Indiana||Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-75971||10-in.||7/28/1933||Little old log cabin in the lane||Judy Rogers||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-77335||10-in.||12/13/1933||Where's Elmer?||Wendell Hall Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-77985||10-in.||9/25/1933||You gotta be a football hero||Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BS-80786||10-in.||9/14/1934||Isn't it a shame||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-81008||10-in.||12/27/1933||My blue eyed Sue||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Barry Wells||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81321||10-in.||1/26/1934||Do you miss me tonight?||Peerless Trio||Male vocal trio, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81707||10-in.||2/15/1934||Do you miss me to-night||Ted Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81720||10-in.||2/19/1934||Over somebody else's shoulder (I fell in love with you)||Sid Peltyn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81797||10-in.||3/7/1934||Over somebody else's shoulder (I fell in love with you)||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-82307||10-in.||4/12/1934||Somebody cares for you||Vincent Lopez ; Lou Rapp ; St. Regis Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82376||10-in.||5/4/1934||I'm dancing with the girl of my dreams||Sid Peltyn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-84964||10-in.||11/12/1934||No! No! A thousand times no!||Dixieland Orchestra ; Landt Trio ; Howard White||Male vocal trio and piano, with jazz/dance quintet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-84981||10-in.||11/13/1934||No! No! A thousand times no!!||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Sonny Schuyler||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-95024||10-in.||9/13/1935||Every now and then||Ramona and Her Gang||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.
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