Look up artist Sherman, Allan


Name: Sherman, Allan
Born: Nov 30, 1924 (Chicago, Illinois)
Died: Nov 20 1973

Songs written or composed


Title: Mexican Folk Song Melody (Yid)
Author: Sherman, Allan
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Mexican Hat Dance

Recording:


On album: A-027(b) (Bruce Adler An Evening At The Yiddish Theatre -Act II-)
Track ID: 26493
Composer Copeland, Aaron, adaptation
Artist Adler, Bruce
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Oley, oley mexikaner, sheykhem arerikaner, zingt mayne...
First line:אָלײ, אָלײ מעקסיקאַנער, שכנים אַמעריקאַנער, זינגט מײַנע שלום ליד,
Track comment: Yomtev Songs.

Title: Al 'N Yetta
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Social Satire
Subject: Couple/TV/Couch Potato
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Frer Jacques."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31291
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: Al and Yetta always sit togetha, watching TV every single night…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Barry Is The Baby's Name & Horowitz &..
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Jewish Social Satire
Subject: Barry/Vladmir Horowitz/Visiting Suburbs
Additional song notes: Medley sung to "Larry, Larry…" and "Give My Regards to Broadway."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31292
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: We'll call him Barry, Barry, that'll be the baby's name…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Mexican Hat Dance
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humorous
Subject: Dance/Hat

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31293
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: Oh Americans dance on a dance floor and the Spaniards dance on a table…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: The Let's All Call UP A.T.&T And…
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: March/Humor
Subject: Protest/Digital Dialing

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31295
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: It's the let's call up A.T. & T and protest to the president march…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Harvey And Sheila
Author: Sherman, Allan
Composer: Lavry, Marc -- לברי, מרק
Genre: Parody/Humor/Jewish Social Satire
Subject: Couple/Materialism/Social Status/Cooptation
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Hava Nagila."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31296
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: Harvey and Sheila (3x), oh the day they met…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Won't You Come Home, Disraeli
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Cannon, Hughie
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Benjamin Disraeli/Queen Victoria/Filandering
Additional song notes: Sung to "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31297
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: When Benjamin Disraeli was prime minister of England, and good…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: No One's Perfect
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Popular Groups/Music/Off-key
Additional song notes: Sung to "High (Far) Above Cayuga's Waters."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31298
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: We would now like to salute all the beautiful singing groups…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: When I Was A Lad
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Sullivan, Sir Arthur
Genre: Parody/Humor/Social Satire
Subject: Yale/Corporate Ladder/Nepotism
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of the same name.

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31299
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: When I was a lad, I went to Yale and I knew then I could never fail…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Me
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: De Curtis, Ernesto
Composer: Aveling, Claude
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Toes/Fingers/Body
Additional song notes: Sung to melody of "Come Back to Sorrento."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31300
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: Counting both feet, I have ten toes, they're not lady toes…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Shticks Of One And Half A Dozen Of…
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Language
Subject: Old Song Standards
Additional song notes: Medley sung to "Cockles and Mussels," "Auld Lang Sign," "Billy Boy," "All Day, All Night, Marianne," "On Top of Old Smokey," etc…

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31301
First line: She wheels her wheelbarrow, through streets that are narrow…
Style: Klezmer/Theatre

Title: The Bronx Bird Watcher
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Sullivan, Sir Arthur
Genre: Parody/Humor/Accent
Subject: Bird/Bronx/Eaten
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Tit Willow."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31294
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: On a branch of a tree sat a little tom tit, singing "willow, tit, willow."
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal
Author: Sherman, Allan
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Knight/Occupation/Dragons/Armor/Marriage/Dry Goods
Additional song notes: Parody of "Greensleeves"

Recording:


On album: N-031(a) (Now That Sounds Kosher)
Track ID: 33802
Vocal Sherman, Allan
First line: In Sherwood Forest there dwellt a knight, known as the righteous Sir Greenbaum,
Language: English
Style: Novelty/Humorous/Parody
Length: 3:40

Title: Shake Hands with Your Uncle Max
Author: Sherman, Allan
Composer: Sherman, Allan
Genre: Novelty/Humorous/Dialect
Subject: Traveling Salesman/Plastics/Family/Reunion/Friends/Brooklyn
Origin: Ephemera 1613

Recording:


On album: J-069(a) (The Jewish Songbook: The Heart and Humor of a People)
Track ID: 42748
Conductor/Arranger Ellis, Ray
Piano Garson, Mike
Vocal Alexander, Jason
Bass Berghofer, Chuck
Acoustic Guitar Ellis, Mark
Harmony Vocals Hammer, Betsy
Harmony Vocals Palombi, Rick
Harmony Vocals Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Drums Heffington, Don
First line: I sell a line of plastics, and I travel on the road and I have a case of samples
Language: English
Style: Novelty/Humorous/Dialect
Length: 3:04

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