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 76-100 of 152 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152659 10-in. 12/20/1933 Darktown Strutters' Ball Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W351052 10-in. 6/30/1931 Darktown Strutters' Ball Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7387 10-in. Apr. 1920 Jean Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7870 10-in. Apr. 1921 Lost your mind Shelton Brooks ; Rega Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
OKeh S-7871 Not documented Apr. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Shelton Brooks Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-7874 10-in. Apr. 1921 Darktown court room Shelton Brooks and Company Comic scene speaker, author  
OKeh S-7878 10-in. Apr. 1921 Murder in the first degree Shelton Brooks ; Rega Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
OKeh S-7980 10-in. June 1921 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Brown and Terry Jazzola Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70807 Not documented Aug. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker  
OKeh S-70808 10-in. Aug. 1922 The chicken thieves Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker, author  
OKeh S-70813 10-in. Aug. 1922 Collecting rents Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker, author  
OKeh S-70845 10-in. Sept. 1922 Back-biting Shelton Brooks Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-71043 10-in. Nov. 1922 Some of these days Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71177 10-in. Jan. 1923 Not to-night Shelton Brooks Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-71269 10-in. Feb. 1923 The family quarrel Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker  
OKeh S-71270 10-in. Feb. 1923 The third degree Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker  
OKeh S-71320 10-in. Feb. 1923 When the Dixie sun goes down Shelton Brooks Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-71321 10-in. Feb. 1923 It takes money to cure my blues Shelton Brooks Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-71400 10-in. Apr. 1923 I got what it takes to bring you back Shelton Brooks ; Sara Martin Female-male vocal duet,with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-71401 10-in. Apr. 1923 Original blues Shelton Brooks ; Sara Martin Female-male vocal duet,with piano composer, vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
OKeh S-72042 10-in. Nov. 1923 The new Darktown judge Shelton Brooks and Company Monologue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72043 10-in. Nov. 1923 Then I'll go in that lion's cage Shelton Brooks and Company Monologue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72527 10-in. May 1924 The old veterans Shelton Brooks and Company Dialogue author, speaker  
OKeh S-72528 10-in. May 1924 Buddys Shelton Brooks and Company Dialogue author, speaker  
OKeh S-72956 10-in. 11/5/1924 You got to go Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker  
(Results 76-100 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731

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