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 7, 1897 (Kiev), Died September 15, 1973 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, trombone

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Recordings (Results 126-150 of 444 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-010102 10-in. 5/1/1937 Moonlight on the highway Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-014964 10-in. 10/13/1937 En la playa Bali-Bali Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band lyricist  
Victor BS-015564 10-in. 10/27/1937 When the organ played "Oh promise me" Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035735 10-in. 4/11/1939 Down Linger Longer Lane Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036507 10-in. 4/18/1939 Down Linger Longer Lane Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036544 10-in. 4/27/1939 Prairie boy Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036574 10-in. 5/1/1939 Prairie boy Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-036576 10-in. 5/1/1939 I paid for the lie I told you Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-040956 10-in. 10/12/1939 Love never went to college Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040957 10-in. 10/12/1939 Aunt Hagar's blues Bob Chester Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040958 10-in. 10/12/1939 My silent mood Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040959 10-in. 10/12/1939 57th Street drag Bob Chester Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040962 10-in. 10/13/1939 I thought about you Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040963 10-in. 10/13/1939 After all Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040964 10-in. 10/13/1939 Don't make me laugh Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040965 10-in. 10/13/1939 Stars over the campus Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor PBS-072519 10-in. 7/28/1942 If you ever, ever loved me (love me tonight) Gloria DeHaven ; Jan Savitt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-Test-178 10-in. 4/19/1929 At the peep of dawn Austin "Skin" Young Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 80364 10-in. 5/27/1922 Deedle deedle dum Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80686 10-in. 11/23/1923 When you're near Guido Deiro Piano accordion solo songwriter  
Columbia 80762 10-in. 1/4/1923 Wanita Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81459 10-in. 1/4/1924 O, gee, Georgie! Eddie Cantor ; Georgians Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81942 10-in. 8/20/1924 She says "no" Bob Nelson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 140347 10-in. 2/16/1925 Where are you to-night? Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140449 10-in. 3/19/1925 Ukulele baby Eddy Clark Male vocal solo, with ukulele composer  
(Results 126-150 of 444 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

Sherman, Al. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.

"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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