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 76-100 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07385 10-in. 2/27/1937 Memory moon Bob White Trio Male vocal solo, with piano and steel guitar composer  
Victor BS-010650 10-in. 6/11/1937 I'm gonna put you in your place (And your place is in my arms) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018154 10-in. 1/13/1938 You went to my head Palmer Brothers ; Larry Wynn Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-018361 10-in. 1/21/1938 When the heather is in bloom Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021152 10-in. 3/11/1938 You went to my head Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027405 10-in. 9/26/1938 Hurry home Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028144 10-in. 10/21/1938 Hurry home Carlotta Dale ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028999 10-in. 11/23/1938 My honey's lovin' arms Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030311 10-in. 11/25/1938 Do you remember last night? Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030336 10-in. 12/1/1938 Do you remember last night? Clambake Seven ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034656 10-in. 5/8/1939 By an ivy covered wall Vincent Lopez ; Sonny Schuyler ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043994 10-in. 12/11/1939 Clap hands, here comes Charlie Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-046038 10-in. 12/28/1939 Watching the clock Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-046462 10-in. 1/18/1940 Watching the clock Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-047017 10-in. 2/7/1940 Busy as a bee Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-051834 10-in. 7/10/1940 Love lies Terry Allen ; Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051875 10-in. 7/17/1940 Love lies Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-065295 10-in. 5/22/1941 Peekaboo to you Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1928-01-23-02] 10-in. 1/23/1928 Nina Walter Preston Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1928-04-12-02] 10-in. 4/12/1928 Golden Gate Sid Silvers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 78694 10-in. 9/25/1919 Hold me Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
Columbia 80110 10-in. 12/20/1921 Good-bye, Shanghai! Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80334 10-in. 5/4/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Harry Reser’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80496 10-in. 8/4/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 81398 10-in. 12/6/1923 When Mother sings "Sweet and low" Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 76-100 of 270 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed March 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.

Meyer, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.

"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 March 2021.

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