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 126-150 of 270 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W144523||10-in.||7/28/1927||A little smile, a little kiss||Kate Smith||Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144545||10-in.||8/17/1927||Blue river||Billy "Uke" Carpenter||Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and ukulele||composer|
|Columbia||W144771||10-in.||10/27/1927||Blue River||Frank Harris ; Hollywood Orchestra ; Vincent Rose ; Jackie Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W144900||10-in.||10/24/1927||Two loving arms||The Cavaliers ; Cyril Pitts||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W144953||10-in.||11/3/1927||Blue river||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W145498||10-in.||1/10/1928||Who's blue now?||Goodrich Silvertown Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||145554||10-in.||1/19/1928||Golden Gate||Ernie Golden and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||145556||10-in.||1/19/1928||Who's blue now?||Ernie Golden and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W145573||10-in.||1/27/1928||Golden Gate||Cass Hagan Orchestra ; Frank Harris||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W145723||10-in.||3/3/1928||Happy Go Lucky Lane||Dorothea Ponce ; Ethel Ponce||Female vocal duet, with violin and piano||composer|
|Columbia||W145887||10-in.||3/27/1928||Who's blue now?||The Recorders||Mixed vocal trio, with banjo||composer|
|Columbia||145956||10-in.||4/4/1928||Happy Go Lucky Lane||Broadway Bellhops||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W146272||10-in.||4/21/1928||Crazy rhythm||Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W146273||10-in.||4/21/1928||Imagination||Harry Reser's Syncopators||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Columbia||146740||10-in.||7/18/1928||Imagination||Dick Burnett ; Joe Candullo and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||147113||10-in.||10/8/1928||Crazy rhythm||Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; Tom Frawley||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W147389||10-in.||11/5/1928||Buy, buy for baby||Columbians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||147725||10-in.||12/20/1928||Buy, buy for baby||Tom Frawley ; Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W149842||10-in.||6/13/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Cliff Edwards||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W149843||10-in.||6/13/1930||Sing (A happy little thing)||Cliff Edwards||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W150399||10-in.||5/7/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150519||10-in.||5/22/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Robert Wood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150545||10-in.||5/27/1930||Sing (A happy little thing)||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble; without vocal (take 2)||composer|
|Columbia||W150620||10-in.||7/3/1930||Just a little closer||The Columbia Photo Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150743||10-in.||8/28/1930||Just a little closer||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, Joseph," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
Meyer, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105320.
"Meyer, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.
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