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 12, 1894 (Modesto), Died June 22, 1987 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 282 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed November 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
Meyer, Joseph. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 November 2022.
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