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 126-150 of 152 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 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 574-3 10-in. May 1928 The Dark Town Strutters’ Ball Fred Elizalde Hot Music 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) lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E31122 10-in. 10/8/1929 Alguno de estos días Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
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  
Edison 3541 10-in. 1/25/1915 Ruff Johnson's Harmony Band Arthur Collins ; Byron G. Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 4763 10-in. 6/2/1916 Walkin' the dog National Promenade Band Band composer  
Edison 5957 10-in. 2/28/1918 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5962 10-in. between 1/9/1918 and 1/10/1918 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 18763 10-in. 9/26/1928 Some of these days Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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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