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 151-175 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70247 10-in. 9/18/1931 Sugar Chick Bullock ; High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy Jazz/dance band, with a male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-71920 10-in. 3/8/1932 You're dancing on my heart Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-72655 10-in. 6/7/1932 Ev'ry little bit of me (Loves ev'ry little bit of you) Joe Haymes Orchestra ; Jimmy Underwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus composer  
Victor ESHQ-72879 8-in. 6/13/1932 Every little bit of me loves every little bit of you The New Yorkers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73856 10-in. 10/21/1932 I'm sure of everything but you Don Hall Trio Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano songwriter  
Victor BS-73902 10-in. 11/1/1932 I'm sure of everything but you Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73979 10-in. 11/22/1932 I'm sure of everything but you May Singhi Breen ; Peter De Rose ; Peter De Rose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-74904 10-in. 1/12/1933 Sittin' by the fireside with you Glen Gray Orchestra ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74935 10-in. 1/20/1933 Sittin' by the fire with you Walter Goodman ; Tommy Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-75926 10-in. 7/10/1933 Did my heart beat, did I fall in love! Virginia Hamilton ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-76576 10-in. 7/6/1933 Did my heart beat, did I fall in love? George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Barry Wells Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor 79661 10-in. 8/21/1934 Que lindo dia vamos ter Francisco Alves Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80224 10-in. 2/5/1934 Looks like a beautiful day Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81065 10-in. 1/16/1934 It's an old fashioned world after all Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-84924 10-in. 11/7/1934 I'm growing fonder of you Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-86443 10-in. 12/13/1934 The debutante waltz Rhythm Kings Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-87086 10-in. 1/5/1935 I believe in miracles Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-87231 10-in. 1/2/1935 I believe in miracles Hal Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92920 10-in. 8/2/1935 The girl I left behind me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98428 10-in. 12/14/1935 Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-98440 10-in. 12/20/1935 Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-07772 10-in. 4/12/1937 For me and my gal The Riversiders Male vocal quartet, with steel guitar and piano composer  
Victor PBS-019301 10-in. 6/1/1938 Don't wake up my heart Elmer Feldkamp ; Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021873 10-in. 4/1/1938 It's raining sunshine Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-023506 10-in. 5/28/1938 Don't wake up my heart Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 151-175 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.

Meyer, George W.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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