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 226-250 of 270 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E17187-E17188||10-in.||12/22/1925||Headin' for Louisville||Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E17688-E17689||10-in.||1/26/1926||Sugar Plum||Salt and Pepper||Male vocal duet, with guitar||composer|
|Brunswick||E17742-E17744||10-in.||1/29/1926||A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you||Nick Lucas||Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E17787-E17790||10-in.||2/3/1926||Clap hands! Here comes Charley!||Hale Byers Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E18984-E18986||10-in.||5/3/1926||To-night’s my night with Baby||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E19166-E19168||10-in.||5/6/1926||Tonight’s my night with Baby||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E20419-E20421||10-in.||10/15/1926||Falling in love with you||Regent Club Orchestra ; Carson Robison||Jazz/dance band, with whistling||composer|
|Brunswick||E21387-E21389||10-in.||1/31/1927||Falling in love with you||John Charles Thomas||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E25186-E25189||10-in.||11/11/1927||Blue river||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E26012-E26014||10-in.||1/13/1928||Golden Gate||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E26541-E26543||10-in.||2/16/1928||Who’s blue now?||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E26543)||composer|
|Brunswick||E27127-E27129||10-in.||3/26/1928||Happy Go Lucky Lane||Arnold Johnson Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects; without vocal (take E27129)||composer|
|Edison||1583||10-in.||9/22/1922||Ji-ji-boo||Ernest L. Stevens Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Edison||8147||10-in.||7/28/1921||Hugs and kisses||Broadway Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||8986||10-in.||5/17/1923||Now that I need you, you're gone||Kaplan's Melodists||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||9377||10-in.||2/15/1924||California here I come||Atlantic Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||10274||10-in.||3/24/1925||If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie)||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||10298||10-in.||4/3/1925||Must it be goodbye?||James Doherty||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||10349||10-in.||5/1/1925||All aboard for heaven||Arthur Hall ; John Ryan||Male vocal duet and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||10509||10-in.||7/22/1925||I want another chance with you||Jack Stillman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||10692||10-in.||11/24/1925||Clap hands! Here comes Charley!||Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall ; John Ryan||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Edison||10727||10-in.||12/17/1925||A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you||Arthur Hall ; Hotel Carlton Terrace Orchestra ; Mike Speciale||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||10952||10-in.||4/30/1926||To-night's my night with baby||Markel's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||11061||10-in.||6/22/1926||Falling in love with you||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||11521||10-in.||2/14/1927||Falling in love with you||Arthur Fields ; Frederick Kinsley||Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
Meyer, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.
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