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 26-50 of 152 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75441 10-in. 4/25/1933 Darktown Strutters' Ball The Old Apple Trio Vocal trio, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75728 10-in. 4/6/1933 Easy rider Peggy English Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75729 10-in. 4/6/1933 Easy rider Harlem Hannah and her Hot Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75977 10-in. 7/29/1933 Some of these days King's Jesters Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-85828 10-in. 4/12/1935 All night long Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-92593 10-in. 7/10/1935 Darktown Strutters' Ball Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-95156 10-in. 10/2/1935 Algún día Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-07413 10-in. 3/1/1937 Some of these days Vernon Geyer Organ solo composer  
Victor BS-013813 10-in. 9/15/1937 Darktown Strutters' Ball Shelton Brooks ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-027962 10-in. 10/20/1938 Easy rider (I wonder where my easy rider's gone) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030339 10-in. 12/1/1938 Walkin' the dog Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BAVE-039126 10-in. between 5/10/1939 and 7/12/1939 Alguno de estos días Alabama Jazz ; Eddie Kay Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-043350 10-in. 11/3/1939 Darktown Strutters' Ball Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-Test-1342 10-in. 3/24/1934 Cupie The Argentine Trio ; Jose Ramirez Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-12-15-06] Not documented 12/15/1916 Rufe Johnson's harmony band Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 4271 10-in. ca. 1909 You ain't talking to me Eddie Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19327 10-in. 5/1/1911 Some of these days Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 19393 10-in. 5/29/1911 Some of these days Columbia Quartette ; Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 38476 10-in. 12/4/1912 All night long Ada Jones Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 39698 10-in. 12/16/1914 Ruff Johnson's harmony band Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 77086 10-in. 5/31/1917 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77595 10-in. 12/21/1917 Darktown Strutters' Ball Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77856 10-in. 5/28/1918 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79005 10-in. 2/28/1920 Jean Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79109 10-in. 4/8/1920 Jean Rudy Wiedoeft's Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
(Results 26-50 of 152 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

Brooks, Shelton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731

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