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 24, 1907, Died November 13, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 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 BS-071907 10-in. 2/12/1942 That ain't the way I dreamed it Johnny McAfee ; Tony Pastor 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 E0VB-3729 10-in. 7/20/1950 Frosty the snow man Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3730 10-in. 7/20/1950 Peter cottontail Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3841 10-in. 3/3/1950 Rubber knuckle Sam Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4043 10-in. 3/28/1950 With this ring I thee wed Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4044 10-in. 3/28/1950 Paving the highway with tears Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4267 10-in. 4/26/1950 A prison without walls Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4653 10-in. 5/22/1950 The tom cat blues Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-5761 10-in. 10/10/1950 Coffee, cigarettes and tears Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E1VB-2501 10-in. 6/7/1951 There's no escape Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2626 10-in. 8/7/1946 Left by the wayside Buchanan Brothers ; Georgia Catamounts Male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2845 10-in. 9/11/1946 Ida-Idaho Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D6VB-2993 10-in. 10/3/1946 Palace in Dallas Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and string band composer  
Victor D7VB-0476 10-in. 2/24/1947 Dangerous ground Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0484 10-in. 3/3/1947 I've got a feeling (somebody's stealin' my darlin') Country Washburne Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Country Washburne Male vocal solo, with string band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1878 10-in. 11/11/1947 I'm waltzing with a broken heart Dave Denney Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steve," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

Nelson, Steve. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

"Nelson, Steve." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

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