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 151-175 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 46283 10-in. 12/16/1915 Good old days back home Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46356 10-in. 1/20/1916 Have you forgotten me? Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46394 10-in. 2/11/1916 Sweet cider time when you were mine Dolly Connolly Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46723 10-in. 4/18/1916 There's a garden in old Italy Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46782 10-in. 5/16/1916 Michael and his motor-cycle Oscar Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 46905 10-in. 7/14/1916 Ireland must be heaven Delos Becker Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 46908 10-in. 7/14/1916 Moonshine Sally Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46965 10-in. 8/16/1916 Not so very far from Zanzibar Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47052 10-in. 9/28/1916 Ireland must be heaven for my mother came from there Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47165 10-in. 11/14/1916 It's not your nationality Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47216 10-in. 12/11/1916 What do you want to make those eyes at me for? Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47490 10-in. 4/14/1917 Night-time in little Italy Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77607 10-in. 1/4/1918 In the land o' Yamo Yamo Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77772 10-in. 4/16/1918 I'm always chasing rainbows Harry Fox Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77949 10-in. 7/11/1918 Oui, oui, Marie Harry Fox Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77993 10-in. 8/14/1918 Oui, oui, Marie Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78060 10-in. 9/20/1918 Everything is hunky dory down in Honky Tonky Town Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78181 10-in. 11/20/1918 I found the end of the rainbow Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78229 10-in. 12/24/1918 It's worth while waiting for someone worth while Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78275 10-in. 1/27/1919 I'm goin' to settle down outside of London Town Billy Murray ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79601 10-in. 12/23/1920 Alice blue gown Margaret Romaine Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81442 10-in. 12/28/1923 Same old way Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81535 10-in. 2/7/1924 The same old way Loretta Higgins Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81554 10-in. 2/13/1924 Polly put the kettle on Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 49080 12-in. 1/15/1917 It's not your nationality it's simply you Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band lyricist  
(Results 151-175 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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