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 101-125 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81491 10-in. 1/17/1924 California, here I come California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81552 10-in. 2/13/1924 California, here I come Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140427 10-in. 3/12/1925 All aboard for heaven Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with 2 pianos composer  
Columbia W140499 10-in. 4/6/1925 If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie) Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140513 10-in. 4/10/1925 All aboard for heaven The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140531 10-in. 4/15/1925 All aboard for heaven Eddy Clark Male vocal solo, with ukulele composer  
Columbia W140570 10-in. 4/30/1925 All aboard for heaven Eddy Clark Male vocal solo, with ukulele composer  
Columbia W140611 10-in. 5/16/1925 If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie) Charles Bourne ; Phil Ellis Piano duet composer  
Columbia W140923 10-in. 9/10/1925 I want another chance with you Jacques Jacobs and his Hotel Shelton Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W141107 10-in. 10/5/1925 Sugar plum Mike Markel and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141210 10-in. 10/29/1925 Headin' for Louisville Cliff Nazarro Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141271 10-in. 11/17/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Jack Buchanan ; Gertrude Lawrence Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia W141282 10-in. 11/18/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Georgians ; Johnny Morris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141302 10-in. 11/23/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141324 10-in. 11/29/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141358 10-in. 12/7/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 141360 10-in. 12/8/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Carleton Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142104 10-in. 4/26/1926 To-night's my night with baby Frank Harris Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 142155 10-in. 5/5/1926 To-night's my night with baby Bob Thomas ; Billy West Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 142158 10-in. 5/6/1926 To-night's my night with baby Broadway Bellhops ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W142185 10-in. 5/10/1926 To-night's my night with baby Robert Benjamin ; The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 142497 10-in. 8/4/1926 Falling in love with you Astorites Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142549 10-in. 8/20/1926 Falling in love with you The Cavaliers ; Lewis James Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143133 10-in. 11/20/1926 Falling in love with you The Artist Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 144489 10-in. 7/22/1927 Blue river The Harmonizers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
(Results 101-125 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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