George W. Meyer

George William Meyer (January 1, 1884– August 28, 1959) was an American Tin Pan Alley songwriter. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. He graduated from Roxbury High School, and began working in accountancy for Boston department stores, before moving to New York City in his mid-20s.

He wrote the music for the songs "For Me and My Gal", "In the Land of Beginning Again", "There Are Such Things", and many others. Meyer had a publishing company, Geo. W. Meyer Co., located at the Exchange Building, 143 West 45th Street, New York City, where he published his songs and the songs of other songwriters. He collaborated with eminent lyricists of his era, including Joe Young, Grant Clarke, Roy Turk, Arthur Johnston, Al Bryan, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz, Pete Wendling, Abel Baer and Stanley Adams.

Meyer also wrote the score for a Broadway show, Dixie to Broadway, and songs for films, such as Footlights and Fools (1929).

He died in New York City in 1959, aged 75. Meyer was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1884 (Boston), Died August 28, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10524 10-in. 6/9/1911 Love's sentence Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10805 10-in. 7/18/1911 We all fall Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11051 10-in. 10/3/1911 A girlie was just made to love Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11405 10-in. 12/20/1911 In Dixie Land with Dixie Lou "That Girl" Quartet Female vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11416 10-in. 12/28/1911 The darkies' ragtime ball Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11476 10-in. 1/22/1912 Nothing to do until to-morrow Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11542 10-in. 2/1/1912 I live uptown Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11566 10-in. 2/5/1912 Bring back my golden dreams Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11733 10-in. 3/15/1912 Brass band Ephraham Jones Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12330 10-in. 9/4/1912 That mellow melody Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12511 10-in. 10/14/1912 That syncopated boogie boo American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12717 10-in. 12/13/1912 Underneath the cotton moon Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12880 10-in. 2/6/1913 Always take a girl named Daisy ('Cause daisies won't tell) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-13542 12-in. 7/8/1913 'Underneath the cotton moon' medley Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-13627 10-in. 7/23/1913 That naughty melody Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13642 10-in. 7/28/1913 Ragtime wedding bells Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13684 10-in. 8/11/1913 Curly head Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13686 10-in. 8/12/1913 When I first met you American Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-13832 10-in. 9/19/1913 Isch ka bibble Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14077 10-in. 11/14/1913 Wilhelm, the grocer Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14311 10-in. 1/13/1914 'Cross the Great Divide (I'll wait for you) American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14403 10-in. 1/30/1914 'Cross the Great Divide (I'll wait for you) Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14526 10-in. 2/27/1914 She got even with Stephen Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14961 10-in. 6/16/1914 The high cost of loving Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15047 10-in. 7/7/1914 When you're a long, long way from home Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 498 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, George W.," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

Meyer, George W.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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