Joseph McCarthy

Thomas 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 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, McCarthy was a frequent collaborator of composers Harry Tierney and Fred Fisher. He was the director of ASCAP from 1921 to 1929.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 276-294 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 4948 10-in. 8/24/1916 Ireland must be heaven, for my mother came from there Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5118 10-in. 10/31/1916 It's not your nationality (It's simply you) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5207 10-in. 12/12/1916 What do you want to make those eyes at me for Rachael Grant ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5416 10-in. 2/27/1917 Night time in Little Italy Arthur Collins ; Byron G. Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5888 10-in. 11/20/1917 They go wild, simply wild, over me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6277 10-in. July 1918 In the land o' Yamo Yamo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6303 10-in. 7/23/1918 Wee, wee, Marie! Rachael Grant ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6314 10-in. between 8/4/1918 and 8/12/1918 I'm always chasing rainbows Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6344 10-in. between 9/1/1918 and 9/4/1918 I'm always chasing rainbows Harvey Wilson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6382 10-in. 9/30/1918 Everything is hunky dory down in Honky Tonky Town Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6494 10-in. between 12/2/1918 and 12/11/1918 It's worthwhile waiting for something worthwhile George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6552 10-in. 1/7/1919 I found the end of the rainbow Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6883 10-in. 7/22/1919 My baby's arms Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7075 10-in. 12/19/1919 Alice blue gown Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7077 10-in. 12/23/1919 Irene Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8697 10-in. 12/19/1922 We're nearing the day Walter Scanlan ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Edison 11503 10-in. 2/5/1927 Rio Rita Duke Yellman Orchestra ; Joe Schuster Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 18306 10-in. 3/14/1928 The rangers' song Lon McAdams Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 8361 10-in. before 6/7/1938 There's rain in my eyes Art Hallman ; Mart Kenney ; Western Gentlemen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 276-294 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742

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