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 476-498 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 8930 10-in. 4/17/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Tennesee Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9000 10-in. 5/29/1923 Night after night Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9221 10-in. 10/24/1923 Sittin' in a corner Nathan Glantz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9872 10-in. 11/25/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9894 10-in. 12/8/1924 Dixie dreams Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9968 10-in. 1/27/1925 Take me back to your heart Charles Hart ; Top Notchers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 10531 10-in. 7/29/1925 Row, row, Rosie! Arthur Hall ; Hotel Carlton Terrace Orchestra ; John Ryan ; Mike Speciale Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Edison 10575 10-in. 9/15/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10661 10-in. 11/2/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Dave Kaplan ; That Singing Four Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Edison 10992 10-in. 5/20/1926 Her beaus are only rainbows Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11163 10-in. 8/11/1926 Someone is losin' Susan John F. Burckhardt ; Ponce Sisters Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Edison 19040 10-in. 2/11/1929 The sun is at my window (Throwing kisses at me) Ernest L. Stevens Piano solo composer  
Edison 19235 10-in. 6/4/1929 Broadway baby dolls California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 19252 10-in. 6/14/1929 My song of the Nile Phil Dewey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-731 10-in. 2/11/1929 The sun is at my window (Throwing kisses at me) Ernest L. Stevens Piano solo composer  
Edison N-939 10-in. 6/4/1929 Broadway baby dolls California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-957 10-in. 6/14/1929 My song of the Nile Phil Dewey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-997 10-in. 7/2/1929 My song of the Nile Muriel Pollock Piano solo composer  
Edison N-1121 12-in. 9/12/1929 My song of the Nile Fredric Fradkin Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0B303 10-in. 2/5/1931 For me and my girl Joseph Fiers Concertina solo composer  
Victor (Canada) [Vic cat 263658-A] 10-in. September 1929 or earlier Mon chant du Nil Georges Beauchemin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Vocalion 148W-150W 10-in. 12/22/1924 Take me back to your heart Castlewood Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WA2820 10-in. between approximately January 30th 1926 and March 8th 1926 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Layton and Johnstone Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
(Results 476-498 of 498 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, George W.," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

Meyer, George W.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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