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 126-150 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81336 10-in. 9/9/1927 Some of these days Eddie Bratton Trumpet and piano duet composer  
OKeh W81438 10-in. 9/15/1927 Who's who in a barber's shop, part 1 Ham & Sam Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh W81439 10-in. 9/15/1927 Who's who in a barber's shop, part 2 Ham & Sam Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh W400790 10-in. 6/15/1928 Hard times Shelton Brooks Monologue, with piano speaker  
OKeh W400791 10-in. 6/15/1928 Last night Shelton Brooks Monologue, with piano speaker  
OKeh W402923 10-in. 9/10/1929 Some of these days Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh W402943 10-in. 9/10/1929 Some of these days Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403032 10-in. 10/5/1929 Walkin' the dog Ed Lang Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W404629 10-in. 12/9/1930 Darktown Strutters' Ball Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5170-b] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1917 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Brunswick Military Band Band composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5175-b] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1917 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 3792 10-in. approximately June 1920 Jean Alfred Eldridge ; Walter G. Haenschen ; Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
Brunswick 9045-9046 10-in. approximately Oct. 1922 Some of these days Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XE29996 12-in. 6/7/1929 Some of these days Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E31122 10-in. 10/8/1929 Alguno de estos días Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35880 10-in. 12/23/1930 Some of these days Cab Calloway Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E35986 10-in. 3/30/1931 Levee low down Chocolate Dandies [Mills Blue Rhythm Band] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E4397-E4399 10-in. 1/19/1927 Some of these days Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E25439-E25440 10-in. 12/6/1927 Some of these days Lee Sims Piano solo, with incidental trumpet composer  
Brunswick XE27226-XE27228 12-in. 3/30/1928 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take XE27228) composer, lyricist  
Brunswick STL857 10-in. Nov. 1928 Some of these days Bill Bailey ; Allister Wylie Piano duet composer  
Brunswick C2132 10-in. 7/25/1928 Easy rider Sam McGee Male vocal solo, with banjo-guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3805 10-in. 7/9/1929 I wonder where my easy rider’s gone? Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C4392 10-in. 9/23/1929 Easy rider Dixie Rhythm Kings ; Omer Simeon Jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Brunswick TCL1479½ 10-in. 7/24/1931 Some of these days New Orleans Wild Cats Jazz/dance ensemble composer  
(Results 126-150 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

Brooks, Shelton. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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