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 101-125 of 152 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||S-72957||10-in.||11/5/1924||That's enough||Shelton Brooks||Monologue||speaker|
|OKeh||S-72976||10-in.||Nov. 1924||Pot of gold||Shelton Brooks||Monologue, with orchestra||speaker|
|OKeh||S-72977||10-in.||Nov. 1924||You'll be a cousin shy||Shelton Brooks||Monologue, with orchestra||speaker|
|OKeh||S-73167||10-in.||Feb. 1925||The barber shop four||Shelton Brooks and Company||Comic scene||speaker|
|OKeh||S-73168||10-in.||Feb. 1925||Work don't bother me||Shelton Brooks and Company||Comic scene||vocalist, baritone vocal, speaker|
|OKeh||S-73212||10-in.||Mar. 1925||The spiritualist||Shelton Brooks and Company||Comic scene||author, speaker|
|OKeh||S-73215||10-in.||Mar. 1925||The lodge meeting||Shelton Brooks and Company||Comic scene||speaker|
|OKeh||73824||10-in.||12/10/1925||The new professor||Shelton Brooks||Monologue||speaker|
|OKeh||73825||10-in.||12/10/1925||The jailbirds||Shelton Brooks||Monologue||speaker|
|OKeh||73830||10-in.||Dec. 1925||Your jelly roll is good||Alberta Hunter ; Perry Bradford's Mean Four||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||73905||10-in.||Jan. 1926||I don't want it all||Alberta Hunter ; Perry Bradford's Mean Four||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|OKeh||73919||10-in.||Jan. 1926||I'm hard to satisfy||Alberta Hunter||Female vocal solo, with saxophone, cornet, and piano||composer|
|OKeh||74053||10-in.||Mar. 1926||The fortune teller||Shelton Brooks||Monologue||speaker|
|OKeh||74054||10-in.||Mar. 1926||Domestic troubles||Shelton Brooks||Monologue||speaker|
|OKeh||80133||10-in.||9/23/1926||In my Southern harem||Shelton Brooks||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||80134||10-in.||9/23/1926||I was marching thru Georgia||Shelton Brooks||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||80135||10-in.||9/23/1926||When you're really blue||Shelton Brooks||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||80136||10-in.||9/23/1926||You sure am one sick man||Shelton Brooks||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W80385||10-in.||2/3/1927||Some of these days||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W80502||10-in.||3/7/1927||Darktown Strutters' Ball||Miff Mole's Molers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||W80511||10-in.||3/9/1927||If anybody here wants a real kind mama||Laura Smith||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|OKeh||W80527||10-in.||3/14/1927||My easy rider||Blind Lemon Jefferson||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W80739||10-in.||4/16/1927||Smile your bluesies away||Eva Taylor||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W81305||10-in.||9/2/1927||Some of these days||Sophie Tucker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W81336||10-in.||9/9/1927||Some of these days||Eddie Bratton||Trumpet and piano duet||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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