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|
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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