Gladys Shelley

Gladys Shelley (née Shaskan, December 15, 1911 – December 9, 2003) was an American lyricist and composer. Shelley has written over 3000 songs. Nat King Cole recorded her song "Make It Last" (Our Town, NY, 7/5/87, Vol.18 – No. 10).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15th, 1911 (Lawrence), Died December 9th, 2003 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-049138 10-in. 4/23/1940 Sunnin' in the summer sun Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-053427 10-in. 9/5/1940 There shall be no night Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-053757 10-in. 12/17/1940 Down in Toyland Village Art Kassel Trio ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with malevocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-055512 10-in. 8/14/1940 There shall be no night Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-057079 10-in. 11/6/1940 How did he look Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-Test-057782 10-in. 11/19/1940 Test of Joan Merrill (How did he look) Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-058102 10-in. 11/27/1940 How did he look Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-058225 10-in. 12/5/1940 How did he look Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-058333 10-in. 12/9/1940 Blue seashells Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-063822 10-in. 4/25/1941 Coral sunset Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shelley, Gladys," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106092.

Shelley, Gladys. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106092.

"Shelley, Gladys." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106092

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