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 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
|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||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|
|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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steve," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.
Nelson, Steve. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100108.
"Nelson, Steve." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.
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