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 176-200 of 498 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044311 10-in. 12/4/1939 The debutante waltz Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-045748 10-in. 12/12/1939 Mandy, make up your mind Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier] Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-070655 10-in. 1/5/1942 We've got to do a job on the Japs, baby Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Gale Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal solos and male vocal quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-071080 10-in. 10/2/1941 Tuck me to sleep in my old Kentucky home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Victor BS-075209 10-in. 5/19/1942 For me and my gal Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Billy Sherman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-075253 10-in. 6/2/1942 When you're a long, long way from home Hal McIntyre Orchestra ; Jerry Stuart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-075400 10-in. 7/1/1942 There are such things The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1743 10-in. 10/15/1947 In a little book shop Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1893 10-in. 11/12/1947 Tuck me to sleep in my old 'Tucky home Dude Martin ; Round-up Gang Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-2034 10-in. 11/11/1947 If I only had a match Cathy Allen ; Louis Prima Orchestra ; Louis Prima Female-male vocal duet, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2176 10-in. 8/16/1949 The Story of Annie Laurie Ella Logan Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-Test-621 10-in. 3/4/1929 The sun is at my window Irving Karo Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-02-08-01] 10-in. 2/8/1921 Beautiful Annabelle Lee Conly Concert Company Mixed vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-08-24-01] 10-in. 8/24/1921 Melody in F Horace Davis ; Sam Moore Octo-chorda and harp-guitar duet composer  
Columbia 3666 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1907 Blondy Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Comic dialogue and female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4129 10-in. between January and August 1909 Let's go back to baby days Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4138 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1909 Under the Irish moon Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4227 10-in. ca. 1909 All I want is one loving smile from you-oo-oo Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4372 10-in. between January and May 1910 Underneath the monkey moon Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4394 10-in. ca. 3/28/1910 You'll come back Elida Morris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4863 10-in. ca. 1910 That's the fellow I want to get Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19259 10-in. 3/10/1911 That was before I met you Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19682 10-in. 12/7/1911 I live uptown Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19710 10-in. 1/5/1912 Honey love "That Girl" Quartet Female vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 19766 10-in. 2/16/1912 Brass band Ephraham Jones Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 176-200 of 498 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meyer, George W.," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

Meyer, George W.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105829.

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