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 176-200 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W143265||10-in.||1/6/1927||Cock-a-doodle, I'm off my noodle, my baby's back||Night Club Orchestra ; Tom Stacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W143302||10-in.||1/14/1927||My baby's back||Georgians ; Johnny Morris||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W143340||10-in.||1/21/1927||(You know—I know) Ev'rything's made for love||Ipana Troubadours ; Charles Kaley ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W143376||10-in.||2/1/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||Tom and Jerry||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W143454||10-in.||2/9/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||W143504||10-in.||2/21/1927||You know, I know—ev'rything's made for love||Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W143519||10-in.||2/24/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||Broadway Bellhops||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W143548||10-in.||2/28/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewey day?||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W143651||10-in.||3/15/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Jane Gray||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W143661||10-in.||3/16/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Lee Morse||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Columbia||W143710||10-in.||3/25/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Aunt Jemima ; Mal Hallett Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W143718||10-in.||3/28/1927||My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you)||Arthur Fields ; WMCA Broadcasters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W143791||10-in.||3/28/1927||That's my hap-hap-happiness||Warner's Seven Aces||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W144137||10-in.||5/12/1927||Oh how I love my boatman||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W144213||10-in.||5/24/1927||Lindbergh||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144219||10-in.||5/25/1927||Lindbergh||Jack Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W144337||10-in.||6/16/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewey day||Charles Kaley Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144416||10-in.||6/30/1927||We (My honey and me)||Lee Morse||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Columbia||W144422||10-in.||7/5/1927||Oh how I love my boatman||Jack Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W144430||10-in.||7/6/1927||(What do we do on a) Dew-dew-dewey day||Irving Kaufman ; Manhattan Dance Makers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144437||10-in.||7/7/1927||What do we do on a dew-dew-dewey day?||Tom and Jerry||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144588||10-in.||8/29/1927||Where the Coosa River flows||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144685||10-in.||9/16/1927||A siren dream||Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W144812||10-in.||9/29/1927||Mister aeroplane man (Take me up to heaven)||Kitty O'Connor||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||W144848||10-in.||10/11/1927||Mister aeroplane man (Take me up to heaven)||Jane Gray||Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano||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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