Winston Singleton Sharples (March 1, 1909 – April 3, 1978) was an American composer known for his work with animated short subjects, especially those created by the animation department at Paramount Pictures. In his 35-year career, Sharples scored more than 700 cartoons for Paramount and Famous Studios, and composed music for two Frank Buck films, Wild Cargo (1934) and Fang and Claw (1935).
Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1909 (Fall River), Died April 3rd, 1978 (Hilton Head Island)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-043228||10-in.||10/25/1939||It's a hap-hap-happy day||Joseph Sudy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-043309||10-in.||10/24/1939||It's a hap-hap-happy day||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||MBS-045296||10-in.||before 4/15/1940||Ay que día tan feliz||Fernando Fernández ; Orquesta Victor de Baile ; Rafael de Paz||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-045723||10-in.||12/6/1939||Songs and scenes from Gulliver's travels||Craig McDonnell||Dramatic scene, with female and male vocal solos, vocal ensemble, narrator, piano, and sound effects||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sharples, Winston," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105725.
Sharples, Winston. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105725.
"Sharples, Winston." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.
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