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 251-270 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 11897 10-in. 9/19/1927 Blue river Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18180 10-in. 1/19/1928 Who's blue now? Radio Franks ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 18255 10-in. 2/23/1928 Golden Gate Happiness Orchestra ; Ernest Hare ; Dave Kaplan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18321 10-in. 3/21/1928 Happy-Go-Lucky Lane Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Edison 18408 10-in. 4/16/1928 Happy Go Lucky Lane Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with saxophone and piano composer  
Edison 18603 10-in. 7/2/1928 Crazy rhythm The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Edison 18667 10-in. 8/21/1928 Imagination Bert Dixon ; Winegar’s Penn Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-315 10-in. 7/2/1928 Crazy rhythm The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Edison N-375 10-in. 8/21/1928 Imagination Bert Dixon ; Winegar’s Penn Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0LA1743 10-in. 4/28/1937 Crazy rhythm Coleman Hawkins All-Star Jam Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E1777-E1779 10-in. 11/20/1925 Headin' for Louisville Billy Bailey ; Barney Barnum Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Vocalion E2019-E2021 10-in. 12/31/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion E2935-E2937 10-in. 4/28/1926 Tonight’s my night with baby Kensington Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion E3074-E3076 10-in. 5/18/1926 Tonight’s my night with Baby Jack Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Vocalion E6429-E6431 10-in. 9/9/1927 Blue river Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Vocalion E7190-E7191 10-in. 3/5/1928 Golden Gate Milt Shaw Detroiters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion 341W-343W 10-in. 2/6/1925 Hello 'Tucky! Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 645W-646W 10-in. 4/2/1925 All aboard for heaven Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 826W-828W 10-in. 5/19/1925 If you knew Susie Ben Bernie Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion 1148W-1150W 10-in. 8/13/1925 I want another chance with you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 251-270 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320

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