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Shelton Brooks

Shelton Brooks (May 4, 1886 - September 6, 1975) was a popular music composer who wrote some of the biggest hits of the first third of the 20th century.


Brooks was born in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. His family moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1901.


Shelton Brooks sang, played piano, and performed on Vaudeville and in musical comedy as well as having his songwriting career. He also had a radio show on the CBS network in the 1930s.


His hits included "All Night Long", "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball", "Every Day", "Some of These Days", "Somewhere in France", "Swing That Thing", "That Man of Mine", "There'll Come A Time", and "Walkin' The Dog".


External links

  • Shelton Brooks site on Jass.com (http://www.jass.com/sheltonbrooks/)

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Shelton Brooks - encyclopedia article about Shelton Brooks. (1072 words)
Shelton Brooks (May 4 May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years).
Brooks was born in Amherstburg, Ontario Amherstburg (2001 population 20,339; Urban population 10,849) is a town near the mouth of the Detroit River in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.
Shelton Brooks sang, played piano piano is a large musical instrument with a keyboard.
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Brooks, Shelton L. Songwriter, pianist, comedian, actor, b Amherstburg, near Windsor, Ont, 4 May 1886, d Los Angeles, California, 6 Sep 1975.
As an actor, Brooks was known for his impersonations of the West Indian comedian Bert Williams; he also appeared in films 1939-45.
Brooks was honoured by ASCAP in 1940, and inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.
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