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 26-50 of 270 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-40588||10-in.||11/17/1927||You came along||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42001||10-in.||2/13/1928||Golden Gate||Horace Heidt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-42440||10-in.||2/14/1928||Who's blue now?||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43391||10-in.||3/22/1928||Happy-Go-Lucky Lane||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians ; Bob Treaster||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and soloist||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43559||10-in.||4/12/1928||Imagination||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43560||10-in.||4/12/1928||Crazy rhythm||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43677||10-in.||4/27/1928||Happy-go-lucky Lane||Cooper Lawley ; Harold Yates||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43697||10-in.||5/2/1928||Golden Gate||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46925||10-in.||8/21/1928||Crazy rhythm||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46936||10-in.||8/23/1928||California, here I come||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal trio and whistling||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47742||10-in.||10/15/1928||Buy, buy for baby (or baby will bye bye you)||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49227||10-in.||12/5/1928||Love, take my heart||Bourdon Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50901||10-in.||2/28/1929||Something to live for||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50902||10-in.||2/28/1929||You're perfect!||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59785||10-in.||5/12/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62280||10-in.||6/17/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62668||10-in.||7/1/1930||Sing (a happy little thing)||Parker Gibbs ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63118||10-in.||7/15/1930||Just a little closer||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63698||10-in.||10/6/1930||Sing (a happy little thing)||National Cavaliers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-64625||10-in.||11/19/1930||You're simply delish||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-68307||10-in.||8/23/1931||How long will it last||Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Joan Crawford||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70209||10-in.||9/3/1931||Now that I need you, you're gone||Paul Small ; The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-71259||10-in.||1/19/1932||How long will it last?||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71286||10-in.||1/28/1932||Put that sun back in the sky||Roane's Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BS-73712||10-in.||9/29/1932||'Long about sundown||Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
Meyer, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.
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