Shelton Brooks (May 4, 1886 – September 6, 1975) was a Canadian-born African American composer of popular music and jazz. He wrote some of the biggest hits of the first third of the 20th century.
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Birth and Death Data: Born May 4, 1886 (Amherstburg), Died September 6, 1975 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, baritone vocal, author, songwriter, piano
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 157 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-9740||10-in.||12/27/1910||Some of these days||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-12771||10-in.||1/6/1913||All night long||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-15461||10-in.||12/4/1914||Ruff Johnson's harmony band||William J. Halley||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||C-17551||12-in.||4/28/1916||Walkin' the dog||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-17898||10-in.||6/20/1916||Walkin' the dog||Six Brown Brothers||Saxophone sextet||composer|
|Victor||B-19144||10-in.||1/30/1917||Ruff Johnson's harmony band||Gene Greene||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19847||10-in.||5/9/1917||The Darktown Strutters' Ball||Six Brown Brothers||Saxophone sextet||composer|
|Victor||B-20706||10-in.||9/26/1917||Somid in seid||Anna Hoffman||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-24028||10-in.||5/4/1920||Jean||Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-24085||10-in.||6/15/1920||So long Oo-long (How long you gonna be gone?)||Van Eps Quartet||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-28235||10-in.||6/29/1923||If anybody here wants a real kind mamma (Here's your opportunity)||Perry Bradford’s Jazz Phools ; Ethel Ridley||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-31172||10-in.||11/13/1924||Some of these days||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-55602||10-in.||7/10/1929||Some of these days||Sophie Tucker||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-56550||10-in.||11/20/1929||You ain't talking to me||Jack and Johnnie Powell||Male vocal duet, with Hawaiian guitar and mandolin||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57254||10-in.||12/12/1929||The Darktown Strutters' Ball||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59597||10-in.||4/17/1930||Baile de negros||Marimba Centro-Americana||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62397||10-in.||8/26/1930||San (Fox trot)||Billy Chase||Saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet solos||composer|
|Victor||BVE-64851||10-in.||1/14/1931||Some of these days||Dave Nelson and the King’s Men||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BAVE-66677||10-in.||spring 1932||Uno de estos días||Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||ABRC-69919||10-in.||6/10/1931||Some of these days||Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-70980||10-in.||12/17/1931||Some of these days||Gilmore Sisters||Piano duet||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71282||10-in.||1/27/1932||Some of these days||Rollin Smith's Melodians||Male vocal ensemble, with guitar and piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-72213||10-in.||3/29/1932||Darktown Strutters' Ball||The Four New Yorkers||Male vocal quartet, with harp||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73122||10-in.||7/26/1932||The Darktown Strutters' Ball||Pickens Sisters||Female vocal trio, with instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||BS-75437||10-in.||4/25/1933||Darktown Strutters' Ball||The Old Apple Trio||Vocal trio, with guitar||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed March 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.
Brooks, Shelton. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.
"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Shelton Brooks
Discogs: Shelton Brooks
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Brooks, Shelton - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93003806
Wikidata: Shelton Brooks - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1256775
MusicBrainz: Shelton Brooks - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f43736c3-dfc7-400f-ab06-5fc5c28e1723
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