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 26-50 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16737 10-in. 11/2/1915 All I can do is just love you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16793 10-in. 11/18/1915 Beatrice Fairfax, tell me what to do Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17085 10-in. 1/31/1916 Sweet cider time when you are mine Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17110 10-in. 2/3/1916 Those good old days back home American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17704 10-in. 5/18/1916 There's a garden in old Italy Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18127 10-in. 7/18/1916 Moonshine Sally Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18134 10-in. 7/19/1916 Ireland must be heaven for my mother came from there Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18577 10-in. 10/25/1916 It's not your nationality (It's simply you) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18951 10-in. 1/3/1917 What do you want to make those eyes at me for? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-19101 12-in. 1/18/1917 It's not your nationality Victor Military Band Band lyricist  
Victor B-19341 10-in. 3/6/1917 Night time in Little Italy Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19560 10-in. 4/7/1917 Daniel in the lion's den Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20213 10-in. 7/12/1917 They go wild, simply wild, over me Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21295 10-in. 12/27/1917 I'm always thinking of Georgia Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21298 10-in. 12/28/1917 In the land o' Yamo Yamo Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21299 10-in. 12/28/1917 Midnight in dreamy Spain Van and Schenck Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-22181 10-in. 7/26/1918 I'm always chasing rainbows Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with violin duet, bells, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22214 10-in. 8/15/1918 Everything is hunky dory down in honky tonky town Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22221 10-in. 9/5/1918 Oui, oui, Marie Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22489 10-in. 12/27/1918 I found the end of the rainbow Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with celeste, violin, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23078 10-in. 7/17/1919 My baby's arms John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23599 10-in. 1/26/1920 Alice blue gown Edith Day Female vocal solo, with violin obbligato and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23700 10-in. 1/26/1920 Irene Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-24140 12-in. 5/20/1920 Gems from Irene Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24654 10-in. 10/21/1920 Where do mosquitos go in the wintertime? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

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