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 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  
(Results 226-250 of 270 records)

Citation

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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