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 15, 1911 (Lawrence), Died December 9, 2003 (Manhattan)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shelley, Gladys," accessed January 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106092.
Shelley, Gladys. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106092.
"Shelley, Gladys." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.
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