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).
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 1, 1909 (Fall River), Died April 3, 1978 (Hilton Head Island)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
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|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|
|Victor||D6VB-3094||10-in.||10/19/1946||When you left me||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sharples, Winston," accessed March 20, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105725.
Sharples, Winston. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 20, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105725.
"Sharples, Winston." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 20 March 2023.
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Wikipedia: Winston Sharples
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LCNAR: Sharples, Winston, 1909-1978 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87896401
Wikidata: Winston Sharples - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q3569394
MusicBrainz: Winston Sharples - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a7f91b99-1081-4060-88d6-20a63d012afb
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