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 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  
(Results 101-125 of 152 records)

Citation

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

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