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 101-125 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047711 10-in. 2/27/1940 You've got me out on a limb Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047712 10-in. 2/27/1940 Castle of dreams Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047900 10-in. 3/1/1940 Irene Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-048485 10-in. 3/30/1940 Alice blue gown Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-048913 10-in. 4/17/1940 You think of everything Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-048917 10-in. 4/17/1940 Eleanor, I adore you Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-049021 10-in. 3/18/1940 Alice blue gown Ozzie Nelson Orchestra ; Rose Ann Stevens Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-050617 10-in. 5/8/1940 When the spirit moves me Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-050851 10-in. 5/23/1940 You think of ev'rything Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-057744 10-in. 11/26/1940 I'm always chasing rainbows Bob Chester Orchestra ; Betty Bradley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-060385 10-in. 1/28/1941 I'm always chasing rainbows Joe Reichman Orchestra ; Marion Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-070431 10-in. 12/2/1941 You made me love you Marion Holmes ; Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0680 10-in. 10/17/1945 I'm always chasing rainbows Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1278 10" 9/25/1947 I f we can't be the same old sweethearts, we'll just be the same old friends Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-190 10-in. 8/27/1929 Last night, honey Hum and Strum Vocal and instrumental duet lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-837 10-in. 4/28/1930 I feel you near me Morton Bellin Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1915-08-10-11] Not documented 8/10/1915 The mocking bird Louis Sabel Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1915-08-12-03] Not documented 8/12/1915 Little spark of love Rene Dietrich ; Horace Wright Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1918-02-27-01] Not documented 2/27/1918 When you find there's someone missing Mrs. N. E. Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1918-10-26-01] Not documented 10/26/1918 I'm always chasing rainbows D. Williams Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1919-04-30-01] Not documented 4/30/1919 I'm always chasing rainbows Arthur Unterman Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1919-12-23-01] Not documented 12/23/1919 Alice blue gown Edith Day Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 4149 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1909 But you'll never know till you get married Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19150 10-in. 12/6/1910 Mother's chile Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19402 10-in. 6/12/1911 Summer days Henry Burr ; Edith Chapman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 101-125 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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