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 201-225 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E17647-E17649 10-in. 1/22/1926 Clap hands, here comes Charlie! The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Brunswick CN111 10-in. Feb. 1928 My honey’s lovin’ arms Al Cameron ; Hotel Gibson Orchestra ; Ray Miller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C1142 10-in. 9/6/1927 Blue river The Morgan-Clark Music Masters Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2390 10-in. 10/3/1928 Crazy rhythm Sammy Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 26Ch-27Ch 10-in. 1/17/1924 California, here I come Isham Jones Orchestra ; Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C6140 10-in. Sept. 1930 Sing (A happy little thing) Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C891-C892 10-in. 5/3/1927 Falling in love with you Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick C1137-C1139 10-in. 9/6/1927 Blue river The Morgan-Clark Music Masters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick LAE37 10-in. Jan. 1928 Golden Gate Herb Wiedoeft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick LAE784 10-in. 5/9/1930 Singing a song to the stars Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick LA16-LA19 10-in. May 1925 If you knew Susie Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra ; Charles Kaley Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick A122-A124 10-in. 5/28/1924 Step, Henrietta Oriole Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 181-a] 10-in. May 1928 Happy-Go-Lucky Lane Alice Morley Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 196-a] 10-in. 10/5/1928 Fancy our meeting Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick BB139-1 10-in. Nov. 1928 Crazy rhythm Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E17736 10-in. 1/28/1926 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Hale Byers Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E27290 10-in. 4/6/1928 Imagination Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E27291 10-in. 4/6/1928 Crazy rhythm Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E27580 10-in. 5/25/1928 Happy Go Lucky Lane Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E28196 10-in. 9/11/1928 Crazy rhythm Victorian Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E28645 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 Buy, buy for baby (Or baby will bye-bye you) The Cross Roads Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E33440 10-in. 7/17/1930 Just a little closer Tom Clines and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E34075 10-in. Aug. 1930 Just a little closer Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E35618 10-in. 12/1/1930 My honey’s lovin’ arms Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37009 10-in. 8/5/1931 Two hearts in the moonlight (Are better than one) Brunswick Orchestra ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 201-225 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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