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|
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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