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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 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  
(Results 76-100 of 417 records)

Citation

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

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