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|
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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