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 101-125 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-95028||10-in.||9/14/1935||Every now and then||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98103||10-in.||11/7/1935||At a little church affair||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98389||10-in.||12/21/1935||One night in Monte Carlo||Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98435||10-in.||12/20/1935||One night in Monte Carlo||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98493||10-in.||1/6/1936||Hypnotized||California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98669||10-in.||1/21/1936||Dream shadows||Vincent Lopez Orchestra ; Stanley Worth||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98803||10-in.||1/6/1936||Hypnotized||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-101261||10-in.||6/9/1936||On the beach at Bali-Bali||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-101828||10-in.||5/18/1936||On the beach at Bali-Bali||Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBVE-188||10-in.||4/28/1926||Here comes Emaline||Ben Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-216||10-in.||5/12/1926||The roses brought me you||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-318||10-in.||5/16/1927||My idea of heaven (is to be in love with you)||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-081||10-in.||8/31/1936||Darling, not without you||Barry McKinley ; Ruby Newman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-0602||10-in.||9/11/1936||Darling, not without you||Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-02108||10-in.||10/8/1936||For sentimental reasons||Amanda Randolph Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-02164||10-in.||10/18/1936||For sentimental reasons||Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-02464||10-in.||11/5/1936||Take another guess||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-03020||10-in.||11/6/1936||Take another guess||Frank Dailey ; Ann Lee Davies ; Meadowbrook Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-03986||10-in.||1/18/1937||On a little bamboo bridge||Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-03990||10-in.||1/19/1937||On a little bamboo bridge||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-04584||10-in.||2/8/1937||The mood that I'm in||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-06126||10-in.||3/4/1937||The mood that I'm in||Dolly Dawn ; Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07380||10-in.||2/26/1937||The mood that I'm in||Vernon Geyer||Organ solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07849||10-in.||4/22/1937||Moonlight on the highway||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-09730||10-in.||10/11/1937||When the organ played "Oh promise me"||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
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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