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 151-175 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150874 10-in. 10/14/1930 You're simply delish Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151890 10-in. 11/24/1931 My honey's loving arms The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W152064 10-in. 1/15/1932 How long will it last Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152066 10-in. 1/15/1932 We've got to put that sun back in the sky Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia W152354 10-in. 1/13/1933 California, here I come Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W152371 10-in. 2/7/1933 There's a house on a hill Freddie Rich and his Orchestra ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152702 10-in. 2/2/1934 Junk man Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152764 10-in. 6/4/1934 I wish I were twins (So I could love you twice as much) Emil Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W351151 10-in. 1/12/1932 How long will it last? Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-70386 10-in. Dec. 1921 Good-bye, Shanghai! Glantz and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70686 10-in. June 1922 My honey's lovin' arms Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71239 10-in. Feb. 1923 Hello, Paddy Red Caps Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72317 10-in. Feb. 1924 California (Here I come) Earl Rickard Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-72594 10-in. 6/5/1924 Step Henrietta Harold Oxley and his Post Lodge Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73236 10-in. 3/13/1925 All aboard for heaven Ernest Hare ; Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-73291 10-in. 4/3/1925 If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie) Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 73538 10-in. Aug. 1925 If you knew Susie (Like I knew Susie) Billy Bailey ; Barney Barnum Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
OKeh 73595 10-in. Sept. 1925 I want another chance with you Bruce Wallace Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 73742 10-in. Oct. 1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble composer  
OKeh 73777 10-in. Nov. 1925 Headin' for Louisville Billy Bailey ; Barney Barnum Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
OKeh 73917 10-in. Jan. 1926 A cup of coffee, a sandwich, and you Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 74191 10-in. June 1926 Tonight's my night with Baby Colonial Inn Orchestra ; Jack Glassner Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W404975 10-in. 9/10/1931 Now that I need you you're gone Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 80029 10-in. Apr. 1926 Tonight's my night with Baby Tom Brown ; Merry Minstrel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 80037 10-in. 5/25/1926 Tonight's my night with Baby Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 151-175 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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