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|
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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