Joseph Meyer

Joseph Meyer (March 12, 1894 – June 22, 1987) was an American songwriter, who wrote some of the most notable songs of the first half of the twentieth century.

Meyer collaborated with many famous songwriters of the day including Buddy DeSylva, Al Lewis and Al Sherman. Three of his most famous songs were the 1922 hit, "California, Here I Come", "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" (1922) and "If You Knew Susie" (1925), a song he co-wrote with Buddy DeSylva. Meyer songs have been featured in over 120 motion picture soundtracks.

He wrote the melody to "A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and You", lyrics by Al Dubin and Billy Rose, often used in Warner Brothers' cartoons during scenes of hunger, cooking and eating.

Wayne Newton recorded his song "Summer Colors" in 1967 where it reached #20 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart.

Meyer died in New York in June 1987, at the age of 93, following a long illness.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 12th, 1894 (Modesto), Died June 22nd, 1987 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 269 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26005 10-in. 12/29/1921 Good-bye Shanghai Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26241 10-in. 3/9/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26732 10-in. 8/23/1922 Ji-ji-boo Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29128 10-in. 12/14/1923 When Mother sings 'Sweet and low' The Manhattan Merrymakers ; Peerless Quartet Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-29334 10-in. 1/22/1924 California, here I come Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29356 10-in. 1/28/1924 California, here I come The Manhattan Merrymakers ; George Price Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor C-29958 12-in. 5/2/1924 Mandalay Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31355 10-in. 11/26/1924 Must it be goodbye? Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31879 10-in. 2/27/1925 Born and bred in old Kentucky Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32183 10-in. 3/26/1925 All aboard for heaven (All aboard for home sweet home) Meyer Davis ; Le Paradis Band ; W. Spencer Tupman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-32417 10-in. 4/10/1925 All aboard for heaven (All aboard for home sweet home) George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32805 10-in. 5/15/1925 If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie) Jack Shilkret Orchestra ; Jack Shilkret Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-33572 10-in. 10/16/1925 Sugar plum George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-33828 10-in. 10/30/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33885 10-in. 11/19/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Jack Shilkret Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33963 10-in. 12/3/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich, and you Billy Murray ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34148 10-in. 12/15/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-34230 10-in. 12/18/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich, and you Franklyn Baur ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35351 10-in. 4/28/1926 To-night's my night with baby Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) composer  
Victor BVE-35525 10-in. 6/3/1926 To-night's my night with baby Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36349 10-in. 9/23/1926 Falling in love with you B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37144 10-in. 12/17/1926 Do you love as I love? Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37727 10-in. 1/20/1927 Falling in love with you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-40211 10-in. 9/15/1927 Blue river Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-40561 10-in. 11/10/1927 Humpty-Dumpty Franklyn Baur ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 269 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.

Meyer, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.

"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

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