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|
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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