Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Allan Sherman biography

Allan Sherman has been called “arguably the most successful musical humorist in pop history.” And with good reason. After all, the man turned "Hava Nagila" into "Harvey and Sheila." He reworked "Frere Jacques" into "Sarah Jackman." And in an unlikely-ever-to-be-topped moment of genius, he re-imagined "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" as "The Ballad of Harry Lewis." Out went the Lord, in came garment center worker Lewis, and his boss Irving Roth, which led to the magnificent,

"He was trampling through the warehouse
Where the drapes of Roth are stored."

                                                        Published on July 2, 2012, by vinylcollector89

I mean, does Sherman deserve a biography or what?

I thought so, and so did Brandeis University Press.

Overweight Sensation: the life and comedy of Allan Sherman will be published next spring.


  1. Can't wait to read the book, Mark! (Book mark?)

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