Harvey Brooks

Harvey Oliver Brooks (17 February 1899, in Philadelphia – 17 June 1968, in Los Angeles) was an American pianist and composer. He is the first black American to have written a complete score for a major motion picture: Mae West's film I'm No Angel (1933).

Birth and Death Data: Born February 17, 1899, Died June 17, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50830 10-in. 4/16/1929 Over night blues Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50831 10-in. 4/16/1929 Quality shout Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-50868 10-in. 4/28/1929 The ramble Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-50869 10-in. 4/28/1929 Moonlight blues Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-50870 10-in. 4/28/1929 Charlie's idea Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-50877 10-in. 4/29/1929 Stuff Paul Howard ; Quality Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-77837 10-in. 10/3/1933 That Dallas man Isham Jones Orchestra ; Joe Martin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77838 10-in. 10/3/1933 I want you—I need you Isham Jones Orchestra ; Joe Martin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78099 10-in. 10/5/1933 That Dallas man Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78103 10-in. 10/5/1933 I want you—I need you Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78104 10-in. 10/5/1933 I'm no angel Vera Van and Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78105 10-in. 10/5/1933 I found a new way to go to town Vera Van and Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78264 10-in. 10/20/1933 I found a new way to go to town Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-78265 10-in. 10/20/1933 I'm no angel Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-056467 10-in. 10/9/1940 Just for you and me (In heavenly Hawaii) Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-058790 10-in. 1/9/1941 Slap-happy-lassie Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor E1VB-0534 10-in. 1/23/1951 What she's got is mine California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E1VB-1380 10-in. 3/7/1951 That's the one for me Hot Lips Page Orchestra ; Hot Lips Page Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W152528 10-in. 10/16/1933 I want you—I need you Harry Reser and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404412 10-in. 10/16/1930 Memories of you Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404413 10-in. 10/16/1930 You're lucky to me Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brooks, Harvey," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113026.

Brooks, Harvey. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113026.

"Brooks, Harvey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113026

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