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 201-225 of 417 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W145242||10-in.||11/28/1927||He's tall and dark and handsome||Jane Gray||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W145416||10-in.||12/16/1927||I've been longing for a girl like you (For a long, long time)||Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W145428||10-in.||12/19/1927||When I was hikin' with you||Ford and Glenn||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W145437||10-in.||12/20/1927||I've been looking for a girl like you (For a long, long time)||Frank Harris ; Paul Ash Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W145850||10-in.||3/28/1928||I must be dreaming||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W146401||10-in.||6/6/1928||I must be dreaming||The Harmonians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W146415||10-in.||6/7/1928||Kiddie kapers||Andy Sannella All Star Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||146440||10-in.||6/13/1928||I must be dreaming||Tom Frawley ; Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W146987||10-in.||9/13/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Paul Ash Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W147014||10-in.||9/18/1928||My sorority sweetheart||Harry Barth's Mississippians ; Mell Lou||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W147417||10-in.||12/12/1928||When the curtain comes down||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147509||10-in.||11/14/1928||I love to bumpity bump (On a bumpy road with you)||Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147510||10-in.||11/16/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147679||10-in.||12/28/1928||Please let me dream in your arms||Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147693||10-in.||12/4/1928||Wear a hat with a silver lining||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W147756||10-in.||1/7/1929||(Step by step—mile by mile) I'm marching home to you||George Dewey Washington||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147941||10-in.||2/7/1929||I'm marching home to you||Carolina Club Orchestra ; Arthur Fields||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W148044||10-in.||3/8/1929||Dream mother||Carolina Club Orchestra ; Tom Frawley||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148060||10-in.||3/12/1929||Old fashioned lady||Tommy Weir||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W148075||10-in.||3/14/1929||Dream mother||Tommy Weir||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148127||10-in.||3/23/1929||Old fashioned lady||Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148174||10-in.||4/4/1929||Old fashioned lady||Irving Kaufman ; Perley Stevens and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W148524||10-in.||5/14/1929||Dream mother||Andy Sannella All Star Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148629||10-in.||5/27/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Golden Gate Orchestra ; Robert Wood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W148665||10-in.||6/7/1929||Am I a passing fancy (Or am I the one in your dreams)?||Pete Woolery||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherman, Al," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
Sherman, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112081.
"Sherman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.
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