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 51-75 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73721 10-in. 9/30/1932 'Long about sundown Harold Mooney and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73874 10-in. 10/27/1932 This is no dream Frank Munn ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-73885 10-in. 10/28/1932 This is no dream Sid Peltyn and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74737 10-in. 12/28/1932 You're charming Jack Denny ; Paul Small ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75669 10-in. 4/19/1933 And yet the world rolls on Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-76156 10-in. 5/18/1933 Isn't it heavenly Bert Lown Orchestra ; Ted Holt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76166 10-in. 5/19/1933 Isn't it heavenly Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76625 10-in. 7/11/1933 I've got a little confession to make Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77166 10-in. 12/2/1933 You Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Harry Sosnik Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-81066 10-in. 1/17/1934 Junk man Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82527 10-in. 5/16/1934 I wish I were twins Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82581 10-in. 6/1/1934 I wish I were twins Art Rohman and his Orchestra ; Ed Carroll Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-83971 10-in. 2/15/1935 According to the moonlight Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-83972 10-in. 2/15/1935 It's an old Southern custom Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86256 10-in. 11/26/1934 So this is heaven Hazel Glenn Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-88770 10-in. 3/5/1935 It's an old Southern custom George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-88771 10-in. 3/5/1935 According to the moonlight George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-89516 10-in. 4/4/1935 Hunkadola Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BAVE-93042 10-in. 12/13/1935 Es una antigua costumbre del sud Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-99087 10-in. 2/13/1936 The old oak tree Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-101801 10-in. 5/12/1936 It's high time I got the low-down on you Ruby Newman ; Rainbow Room Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0604 10-in. 9/11/1936 Mickey Mouse's birthday party George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-01197 10-in. 9/14/1936 Mickey Mouse's birthday party Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-03508 10-in. 12/1/1936 There's a silver moon on the Golden Gate George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06415 10-in. 3/18/1937 You've been reading my mail Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 51-75 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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