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 51-75 of 152 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||79224||10-in.||6/3/1920||In sweet September||Paul Biese Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||79550||10-in.||12/3/1920||All night long||Harmonizers Quartet ; Gladys Rice||Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||80592||10-in.||10/10/1922||That barkin' dog (Woof, woof!)||Frank Westphal Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80609||10-in.||10/13/1922||Some of these days||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||80705||10-in.||12/6/1922||Some of these days||Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80787||10-in.||1/12/1923||Some of these days||Paul Specht Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||81068||10-in.||6/9/1923||Here's your opportunity blues||Perry Bradford ; Ethel Ridley||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||140247||10-in.||1/14/1925||After all these years||Ollie Powers||Male vocal solo, with piano and banjo||composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist|
|Columbia||140248||10-in.||1/14/1925||A fool and a butterfly||Ollie Powers||Male vocal solo, with piano and banjo||composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist|
|Columbia||140268||10-in.||1/20/1925||Some of these days||Art Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||48870||12-in.||7/15/1916||Walkin' the dog||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Columbia||W141543||10-in.||1/22/1926||Make me a pallet on the floor||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W141544||10-in.||1/22/1926||Bring your greenbacks||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W141688||10-in.||2/17/1926||After all these years||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W141689||10-in.||2/17/1926||Throw dirt in your face||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W142955||10-in.||11/23/1926||Some of these days||Ted Lewis and his Band ; Sophie Tucker||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W143708||10-in.||3/23/1927||The Darktown Strutters' Ball||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W143717||10-in.||3/28/1927||Some of these days||Mack Allen||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W143801||10-in.||3/29/1927||The Darktown Strutters' Ball||Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner||String band, with male vocal duet||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W144867||10-in.||10/14/1927||Some of these days||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W146183||10-in.||4/24/1928||Some of these days||Barrel-House Pete||Piano solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150246||10-in.||4/16/1930||Darktown Strutters' Ball||Riley Puckett||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W151622||10-in.||6/22/1931||Some of these days||Eddie Edinborough ; New Orleans Wild Cats||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152144||10-in.||3/17/1932||Some of these days||Log Cabin Four||Male vocal quartet||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152444||10-in.||7/26/1933||Some of these days||Drake Hotel Orchestra ; Clyde McCoy||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.
Brooks, Shelton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.
"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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