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 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  
(Results 51-75 of 152 records)

Citation

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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