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 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  
(Results 126-150 of 270 records)

Citation

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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