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 76-100 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-19780 12-in. 5/14/1917 For me and my gal Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-19848 10-in. 5/9/1917 For me and my gal Six Brown Brothers Saxophone sextet composer  
Victor B-20812 10-in. 10/1/1917 In the land of wedding bells Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20835 10-in. 10/4/1917 Hello, aloha, hello Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21403 10-in. 1/3/1918 Homeward bound Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21670 10-in. 4/8/1918 Just like Washington crossed the Delaware, General Pershing will cross the Rhine Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22176 10-in. 7/25/1918 Everything is peaches down in Georgia American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22222 10-in. 9/5/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22493 10-in. 12/31/1918 In the land of beginning again (Where broken dreams come true) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22557 10-in. 1/24/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22646 10-in. 3/21/1919 You'll find old Dixieland in France Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-22666 10-in. 3/31/1919 Anything is nice if it comes from Dixieland American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22679 10-in. 4/10/1919 Friends Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23168 10-in. 9/22/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23416 10-in. 10/16/1919 My baby's arms Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-23699 10-in. 2/24/1920 You ain't heard nothing yet All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-23747 10-in. 2/24/1920 I'm always falling in love with the other fellow's girl Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23752 10-in. 2/27/1920 Hiawatha's melody of love Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23775 10-in. 3/16/1920 The hen and the cow (Only a dream of the past) Artie Mehlinger Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24605 10-in. 9/30/1920 Nobody to love Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-24758 10-in. 12/22/1920 Now I lay me down to sleep Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24759 10-in. 12/22/1920 Beautiful Annabelle Lee Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor C-25005 12-in. 3/16/1921 All for you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25117 10-in. 3/26/1921 Beautiful Annabelle Lee Blue and White Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
Victor B-25532 10-in. 8/24/1921 Tuck me to sleep (In my old 'Tucky home) Criterion Trio ; Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 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.

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