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 151-157 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 574-3 10-in. May 1928 The Dark Town Strutters’ Ball Fred Elizalde Hot Music Jazz/dance band composer  
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  
Edison N-465 10-in. 9/26/1928 Some of these days Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
(Results 151-157 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Shelton," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

Brooks, Shelton. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106731.

"Brooks, Shelton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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

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