Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy (September 27, 1885 – December 18, 1943) was an American lyricist whose most famous songs include "You Made Me Love You", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", from the now-forgotten Oh, Look! (1918), starring the Dolly Sisters, based upon the haunting melody from the middle section of Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu.

Born Thomas Joseph McCarthy, in the Massachusetts city of Somerville, McCarthy was a frequent collaborator of composers Harry Tierney (1890–1965) and Fred Fisher (1875–1942). He was the director of ASCAP from 1921 to 1929.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 27th, 1885 (Somerville), Died December 18th, 1943 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 265 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10385 10-in. 5/26/1911 Summer days American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10931 10-in. 9/6/1911 Honey man American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11127 10-in. 10/23/1911 Honey man Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11479 10-in. 1/23/1912 If every star was a little pickaninny Elida Morris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11752 10-in. 3/21/1912 There's lots of stations on my railroad track Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12144 10-in. 6/24/1912 Be sure he's Irish Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12196 10-in. 7/15/1912 That's how I need you Henry Burr Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-12373 10-in. 9/17/1912 When I get you alone tonight Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12872 10-in. 2/5/1913 Melinda's wedding day Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13013 10-in. 3/25/1913 Then I'll stop loving you Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13301 10-in. 5/12/1913 You made me love you (I didn't want to do it) William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13302 10-in. 5/12/1913 I love her. Oh! Oh! Oh! William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13831 10-in. 9/19/1913 She's waiting for you to love her all the time Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14164 10-in. 12/9/1913 I'm crying just for you Helen Clark ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14313 10-in. 1/14/1914 I miss you most of all Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14523 10-in. 2/27/1914 I'm crying just for you Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14559 10-in. 3/10/1914 While they were dancing around Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14656 10-in. 4/1/1914 If I had someone like you at home (I wouldn't want to go out) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15282 10-in. 10/19/1914 There's a little spark of love still burning Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15295 10-in. 10/21/1914 The A.O.H.'s of the U.S.A. Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15757 10-in. 3/3/1915 I want to go to Tokio Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15828 10-in. 3/24/1915 My own Venetian Rose Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15997 10-in. 5/5/1915 If we can't be the same old sweethearts, we'll just be the same old friends Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16072 10-in. 6/4/1915 Norway Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with bells and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16343 10-in. 8/11/1915 Bounce me, John, I've rubber heels on Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 265 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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