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 51-75 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28973 10-in. 11/20/1923 Take oh take those lips away Brooke Johns Orchestra ; Brooke Johns ; Jack Shilkret Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-29882 10-in. 4/15/1924 Polly put the kettle on American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-34273 10-in. 1/15/1926 Irene Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-37597 10-in. 2/3/1927 The Kinkajou Billy Murray ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-37748 10-in. 2/7/1927 Rio Rita Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-37771 10-in. 2/14/1927 Following the sun around Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor CVE-37833 12-in. 2/21/1927 Gems from Rio Rita Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-38131 10-in. 3/2/1927 If you're in love, you'll waltz Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-47596 10-in. 10/4/1928 Right out of heaven High Hatters ; Lewis James Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53978 10-in. 8/7/1929 Believe it or not! (It's always you) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54454 10-in. 9/16/1929 You're always in my arms (But only in my dreams) Bebe Daniels Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54505 10-in. 11/13/1929 Roja rosa de amor José Bohr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54506 10-in. 11/13/1929 Si la vida te sonrie José Bohr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54530 10-in. 12/10/1929 Wrapped in a red red rose The Rounders Male vocal chorus, with piano songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54592 10-in. 2/9/1930 I'm in the market for you George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54703 10-in. 3/14/1930 Just like in a story book George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54844 10-in. 6/19/1930 Say it in a nutshell Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54845 10-in. 6/19/1930 What's the use of living without love Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBVE-55455 10-in. 9/16/1929 If you're in love, you'll waltz Bebe Daniels Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-55649 10-in. 8/22/1929 'S been a long time between time Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-56105 10-in. 8/22/1929 Sweetheart, we need each other Burt Lorin ; Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-56106 10-in. 8/22/1929 You're always in my arms (But only in my dreams) Burt Lorin ; Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-56121 10-in. 9/5/1929 Alice blue gown The Troubadours Orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57201 10-in. 11/30/1929 Put a little salt on the bluebird's tail Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 4-6) lyricist  
Victor BVE-57443 10-in. 11/22/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 51-75 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.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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