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 126-150 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35734 10-in. 6/30/1926 Someone is losin' Susan Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36119 10-in. 8/18/1926 Her beaus are only rainbows Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39171 10-in. 9/12/1927 Blue river The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-49253 10-in. 12/12/1928 The sun is at my window Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-53046 10-in. 4/21/1931 You don't know what you're doin' Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-53432 10-in. 5/23/1929 Broadway baby dolls Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53830 10-in. 6/12/1929 My song of the Nile Melody Three Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-54866 10-in. 7/15/1930 Hooray for baby and me Ted Fiorito Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55641 10-in. 7/30/1929 My song of the Nile Burt Lorin ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55659 10-in. 8/29/1929 If I can't have you High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55660 10-in. 8/29/1929 You can't believe my eyes High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Klara Madjette Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-56898 10-in. 2/16/1931 When you were the blossom of Buttercup Lane (And I was your Little Boy Blue) Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57091 10-in. 11/14/1929 My song of the Nile Miguel Ruggeri Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-57487 10-in. 11/27/1929 Mi canción del Nilo Ángel Soto Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-57965 10-in. 12/30/1929 My song of the Nile Giulietta Morino Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-58376 10-in. 1/13/1930 My song of the Nile Frank Gaviani ; Pietro Accordion duet composer  
Victor BVE-63617 10-in. 9/3/1930 Maybe it's love Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-64055 10-in. 12/17/1930 To whom it may concern Lois Deppe ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-64631 10-in. 1/2/1931 To whom it may concern Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-64829 10-in. 12/12/1930 To whom it may concern Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-67751 10-in. 1/2/1931 To whom it may concern Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
Victor PBS-68646 10-in. 11/20/1933 We were the best of friends Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra ; Fred Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-68877 10-in. 4/7/1931 Can't you read between the lines Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Frank Munn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-68898 10-in. 4/14/1931 You don't know what you're doin' Henry Busse Orchestra ; Knox Pugh Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus composer  
Victor BRC-68900 10-in. 4/15/1931 I wanna be around my baby all the time Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 126-150 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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