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 176-200 of 270 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||80048||10-in.||5/28/1926||Tonight's my night with Baby||Colonial Inn Orchestra ; Jack Glassner||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||80085||10-in.||8/31/1926||Falling in love with you||Justin Ring ; Yellow Jackets||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||W81274||10-in.||8/25/1927||Blue river||Seger Ellis ; Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W81301||10-in.||9/1/1927||Blue river||Sophie Tucker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||W400045||10-in.||1/24/1928||Who's blue now?||Madeline Beatty ; Rube Bloom||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|OKeh||W400822||10-in.||6/25/1928||Happy-Go-Lucky Lane||Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W400895||10-in.||7/27/1928||Crazy rhythm||Little Molers ; Miff Mole||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||W401449||10-in.||12/12/1928||My honey's lovin' arms||Joe Venuti's Blue Four||Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404023||10-in.||5/14/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404229||10-in.||6/20/1930||Just a little closer||Ed Kirkeby Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404510||10-in.||10/23/1930||You're simply delish||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W490073||10-in.||5/14/1930||Singing a song to the stars||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||[OK cat 40558-A]||10-in.||approximately 1926||Clap hands! Here comes Charley!||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||8640||10-in.||approximately Aug. 1922||Ji-ji-boo||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||7076-7077||10-in.||approximately Jan. 1922||Goodbye, Shanghai!||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||8457-8459||10-in.||approximately July 1922||My honey's lovin' arms||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||10721-10723||10-in.||5/23/1923||Now that I need you, you’re gone||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||14206-14207||10-in.||11/14/1924||Hello ‘Tucky!||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||14266-14268||10-in.||11/19/1924||Hello ‘Tucky!||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Bud De Sylva ; Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||14522-14524||10-in.||12/18/1924||Hello, ‘Tucky!||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||15594-15595||10-in.||4/18/1925||If you knew Susie||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones ; Phil Ohman ; Harry Reser||Male vocal duet, with piano and banjo||composer|
|Brunswick||E15596||10-in.||4/18/1925||If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie)||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones ; Phil Ohman ; Harry Reser||Male vocal duet, with piano and banjo||composer|
|Brunswick||E16486-E16489||10-in.||10/2/1925||The dance from down yonder||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E16671-E16674||10-in.||10/13/1925||Sugar plum||Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E16908-E16910||10-in.||11/17/1925||Headin' for Louisville||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||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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