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 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  
(Results 26-50 of 270 records)

Citation

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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