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|
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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