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 101-125 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25707 10-in. 9/30/1921 Tuck me to sleep in my old 'Tucky home Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25832 10-in. 11/30/1921 Cry baby blues Horace Davis ; Sam Moore Octo-chorda and guitar duet composer  
Victor B-25970 10-in. 1/23/1922 I've got the wonder where he went and when he's coming back blues Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet composer  
Victor B-26323 10-in. 4/28/1922 Kicky-koo, kicky-koo (You for me, me for you) Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with guitars (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-26520 10-in. 6/8/1922 My cradle melody (Just carries me back to old Virginia) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26563 10-in. 6/21/1922 Kicky-koo, kicky-koo (You for me, me for you) Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26848 10-in. 8/29/1922 No wonder I'm lonesome Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27133 10-in. 11/10/1922 Open your arms my Alabamy Zez Confrey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27262 10-in. 12/27/1922 Come on home Ross Gorman ; Isabelle Patricola ; Virginians Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27786 10-in. 4/30/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Ten-Ten-Tennessee Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27802 10-in. 4/4/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Ten-Ten-Tennessee Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28594 10-in. 9/26/1923 Sittin' in a corner Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28845 10-in. 11/6/1923 Sittin' in a corner Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-29048 10-in. 11/30/1923 If she was what she was, when she was sixteen Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29589 10-in. 3/7/1924 Cover me up with the sunshine of Virginia Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor B-29805 10-in. 3/25/1924 I must have company Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29814 10-in. 3/28/1924 Cover me up with the sunshine of Virginia Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30697 10-in. 9/4/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor B-30820 10-in. 9/15/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31091 10-in. 11/7/1924 Dixie dreams George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31124 10-in. 10/27/1924 On the road back home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31958 10-in. 2/17/1925 Take me back to your heart Dan Gregory Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32741 10-in. 6/23/1925 Row! Row! Rosie George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-33456 10-in. 10/8/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33500 10-in. 9/22/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 101-125 of 498 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, George W.," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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