Steve Nelson

Steve Edward Nelson (November 24, 1907 – November 13, 1981) was an American songwriter.

Born in New York City, Nelson worked for Tin Pan Alley starting there in 1929. He later wrote country songs for artists such as Eddy Arnold and Guy Lombardo. In 1950, probably his best known composition, "Frosty the Snowman" was released, co-written with Jack Rollins. In 1952, Nelson co-wrote, again with Rollins, the song which was used for the safety campaign of Smokey Bear.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 24th, 1907, Died November 13th, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-53089 10-in. 5/11/1931 You don't need glasses (to see I'm in love) Walter Ashby ; Elly Bellare ; Snooks Friedman ; Ken Herlin ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BVE-56088 10-in. 9/13/1929 There's too many eyes that wanna make eyes at two pretty eyes I love Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63189 10-in. 11/3/1930 Us and company Leonard Joy's All String Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-64632 10-in. 1/2/1931 Yours and mine Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-64831 10-in. 12/19/1930 Yours and mine Johnny Marvin ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-67720 10-in. 12/17/1930 Yours and mine The Southerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70907 10-in. 10/23/1931 What are you thinkin' about, baby? Gene Kardos Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-011756 10-in. 8/21/1937 Worried over you Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3547 10-in. 2/8/1950 Peter cottontail Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1880 10-in. 11/11/1947 If the truth were ever known Dave Denney String band, with male vocal solo and accordion songwriter  
Victor D8VB-4086 10-in. 12/20/1948 I wish I had a girl like you, mother Eddy Arnold String band, with male vocal solo and piano songwriter  
Victor D8VB-4104 10-in. 12/22/1948 Show me the way back to your heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D8VB-4106 10-in. 12/22/1948 One kiss too many Eddy Arnold ; Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0783 10-in. 11/17/1949 Send ten pretty flowers to my girl in Tennessee Spade Cooley ; Bob "Tex" Cromer ; Spade Cooley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0867 10-in. 2/3/1949 Tears can never drown the flame (that's in my heart) Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1237 10-in. 4/5/1949 I'm throwing rice (at the girl I love) Eddy Arnold ; Ben Lambert Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2237 10-in. 9/13/1949 Will Santy come to shanty town Eddy Arnold ; Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia W149001 10-in. 9/13/1929 There's too many eyes that "wanna" make eyes at two pretty eyes I love Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W149154 10-in. 10/17/1929 Don't get collegiate Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W151177 10-in. 12/26/1930 Yours and mine Smith Ballew ; Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick LAE899 10-in. 11/10/1930 Us and company Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E35164 10-in. 1/15/1931 Yours and mine Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E35215 10-in. 11/6/1930 Yours and mine Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E35898 10-in. 1/7/1931 Yours and mine Ralph Bennett Seven Aces Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E36033 10-in. 2/6/1931 Yours and mine Ross Colby Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steve," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

Nelson, Steve. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

"Nelson, Steve." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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