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|
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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