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Shelton Brooks (1886–1975)

Songwriter ("The Darktown Strutters Ball", "Some of These Days"), composer, pianist and author. He was a pianist in Detroit, Michigan cafes, and then a vaudeville entertainer in the USA and Canada for 45 years. In 1923, he traveled to Europe with the troupe of Lew Leslie's "Blackbirds", and did a command performance for King George and Queen Mary.... See full bio »

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Away We Go Soundtrack
Bridesmaids Soundtrack
The Aviator Soundtrack


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 2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (writer: "Some Of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Game, Set & Murder (2015) ... (writer: "Walkin' the Dog" - as Shelton Brooks)
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Gun Model (2014) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutter's Ball" - uncredited)
- The New World (2014) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutters Ball" - uncredited)
 2014 Cesar Chavez (writer: "Darktown Strutters Ball")
 2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (writer: "Darktown Strutter's Ball")
 2013 White Collar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Empire City (2013) ... (writer: "Some of These Days")
 2010-2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Bone for Tuna (2012) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutters Ball" - uncredited)
- Belle Femme (2010) ... (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
- Boardwalk Empire (2010) ... (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 2011 The Big Something (writer: "Some of These Days")
 2011/I Bridesmaids (writer: "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) (writer: "Darktown Strutters Ball")
 2009 Away We Go (writer: "Some of These Days")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Video) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters Ball")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (music: "Dark Town Strutters' Ball")
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Torn (2007) ... (writer: "Some Of These Days")
 2004 The Aviator (lyrics: "Some of These Days" (1910)) / (music: "Some of These Days" (1910))
 2004 Beyond the Sea (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910))
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917))
 2000 Liam (writer: "Some of These Days")
 2000 Mambo Café (lyrics: "Some of These Days") / (music: "Some of These Days")
 1999 Rosies of the North (Documentary) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1999 The Last September (lyrics: "The Darktown Strutters Ball" (1917)) / (music: "The Darktown Strutters Ball" (1917))
 1998 Vigo: A Passion for Life (lyrics: "DarkTown Strutter's Ball") / (music: "DarkTown Strutter's Ball")
 1998 Pi (writer: "Some Of These Days")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1996 The English Patient (lyrics: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1996 Love Is All There Is (music: "(The New) Darktown Strutters Ball (Italian Style)")
 1994 Diese Drombuschs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Im Abseits (1994) ... (writer: "Some Of These Days")
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Money (1991) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1989 Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (TV Movie) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1986 George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (TV Special) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1984 The Natural (writer: "Darktown Strutter's Ball" - uncredited)
 1983 The Passing (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Special) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1972-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
- The Billfold Syndrome (1978) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
- Pilot (1972) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1982 Forbidden Zone (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1979 All That Jazz (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1979 George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (TV Movie) (writer: "Some of These Days")
  The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1975)
- Edie Gets Married (1975) ... (lyrics: "Darktown Strutter's Ball" - uncredited) / (music: "Darktown Strutter's Ball" - uncredited)
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On with the Dance (1975) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutter's Ball" - uncredited)
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lamont Goes African (1973) ... (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1972 Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (TV Movie) (performer: "Some of These Days") / (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1971 The Anthony Newley Show (TV Special) (writer: "I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone")
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (writer: "Darktown Strutters' Ball" (as "Dark Town Strutters Ball"))
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1970) ... (writer: "I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone?")
 1970 MASH (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1968 A Little of What You Fancy (Documentary) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1968 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Norm Crosby, Julius LaRosa (1968) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1962 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.13 (1962) ... (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1961) ... (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1959-1961 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Joanie Sommers (1961) ... (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
- Jason Evers (1960) ... (writer: "Dark Town Strutters Ball" - uncredited)
- Roger Williams and Jack Bailey (1959) ... (writer: "Darktown Stutters Ball" - uncredited)
- Lloyd Nolan (1959) ... (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Special) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1949-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #13.34 (1960) ... (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.53 (1949) ... (writer: "Darktown Strutters Ball" - uncredited)
 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Night of Vaudeville (1956) ... (writer: "Some Of These Days" - uncredited)
 1950 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... (writer: "Some Of These Days")
 1950 Skylarkin' Time (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1950 Saturday Evening Puss (Short) (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1949 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hattie McDaniel, Buddy Ebsen (1949) ... (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1946 Springtime for Thomas (Short) (writer: "Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1944 The Bodyguard (Short) (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (lyrics: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited) / (music: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1943 Cavalcade of Dance (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917), "Walkin' the Dog" (1916) - uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 Some of These Days (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days")
 1942 Pittsburgh (lyrics: "Darktown Strutters' Ball") / (music: "Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917), "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1942 Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1942 Speaking of Animals and Their Families (Short) ("Darktown Strutters Ball")
 1942 Puss n' Toots (Short) (writer: "Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1942 Broadway (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball", "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1940 Romeo in Rhythm (Short) (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1940 Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers (Short) (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker (writer: "The Dark Town Strutter's Ball" - uncredited)
 1939 Lying Lips (lyrics: "Some of These Days" - uncredited) / (music: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1939 Double Deal (performer: "Hole in the Wall") / (writer: "Hole in the Wall", "Jitterbugs Cuttin' Rugs")
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1938 Western Jamboree (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1938 Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (lyrics: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited) / (music: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1937 Du Barry Did All Right (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1937 Hi De Ho (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling (lyrics: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1932 Trader Mickey (Short) (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1932 The Farmerette (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1932 Scarface (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910))
 1932 Panama Flo (lyrics: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited) / (music: "Some of These Days" (1910), "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931/II Taxi (lyrics: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 Safe in Hell (music: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 An American Tragedy (lyrics: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited) / (music: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1931 Born to Love (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 Body and Soul (writer: "The Dark Town Strutters Ball" - uncredited)
 1931 The Birthday Party (Short) (writer: "Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1930 Wise Flies (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1929 Honky Tonk (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1929 Rhythms (Short) (music: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1929 Al Lyons and His Four Horsemen (Short) (writer: "Some of These Days" - uncredited)
 1929 Synthetic Sin (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1928 Lights of New York (writer: "Some of These Days" (1910) - uncredited)
 1927 Wings (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 1922 Dr. Jack (writer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917))
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Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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At Home With Ethel Waters (1953). Special/musical revue. Music for "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More" by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson. Lyrics for "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More" by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson. Music for "Sleepy Time Down South" by Clarence Muse, Leon René and Otis René. Lyrics for "Sleepy Time Down South" by Clarence Muse... See more »

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