Shelton Brooks

Shelton Brooks (May 4, 1886 – September 6, 1975) was a Canadian-born African American composer of popular music and jazz. He was known for his ragtime and vaudeville style, and wrote some of the biggest hits of the first third of the 20th century; including "Some of These Days" and "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball".

Birth and Death Data: Born May 4, 1886 (Amherstburg), Died September 6, 1975 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1940

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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79109 10-in. 4/8/1920 Jean Rudy Wiedoeft's Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
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 lyricist, composer  
Columbia W141689 10-in. 2/17/1926 Throw dirt in your face Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist, composer  
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 lyricist, composer  
Columbia W143708 10-in. 3/23/1927 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Columbia W143717 10-in. 3/28/1927 Some of these days Mack Allen Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
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 lyricist, composer  
Columbia W152144 10-in. 3/17/1932 Some of these days Log Cabin Four Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
(Results 51-75 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

Brooks, Shelton. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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

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