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 101-125 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-72956 10-in. 11/5/1924 You got to go Shelton Brooks Monologue speaker  
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  
(Results 101-125 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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