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 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  
(Results 176-200 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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