Shelton Brooks

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 4th, 1886 (Amherstburg), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, baritone vocal, author, piano, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 149 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 composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12771 10-in. 1/6/1913 All night long Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-66677 10-in. Spring 1932 Uno de estos días Shelton Brooks ; 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 lyricist, composer  
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 composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-72213 10-in. 3/29/1932 Darktown Strutters' Ball The Four New Yorkers Male vocal quartet, with harp composer, lyricist  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 149 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

Brooks, Shelton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.

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