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 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings

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  
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 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 E36033 10-in. 2/6/1931 Yours and mine Ross Colby Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E30832-E30833 10-in. Sept. 1929 There’s too many eyes (That "wanna" make eyes at two pretty eyes that I love) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steve," accessed April 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

Nelson, Steve. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.

"Nelson, Steve." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108

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