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 201-225 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia [W]150421 10-in. 5/14/1930 I'm in the market for you Sammy Fain Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150439 10-in. 5/17/1930 I'm in the market for you Charlie Lawman Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]150452 10-in. 4/10/1930 I'm in the market for you Tom Frawley ; Lloyd Keating and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151284 10-in. 2/6/1931 Sing song girl (Little yella Cinderella) Mickie Alpert and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W98321 12-in. 3/24/1927 Rio Rita : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 69932 10-in. approximately 1920 Irene : Alice blue gown Eric Holmes lyricist  
Columbia 74053 12-in. approximately 4/14/1920 Alice blue gown Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74054 12-in. approximately 5/1/1920 To love you Edith Day ; Robert Michaelis Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74055 12-in. approximately 5/1/1920 Irene Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74058 12-in. approximately 5/1/1920 Talk of the town Margaret Campbell ; Winnie Collins ; Empire Theatre Orchestra ; Robert Hale ; Frank E. Tours Vocal trio with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74059 12-in. approximately 5/1/1920 We're getting away with it Margaret Campbell ; Winnie Collins ; Empire Theatre Orchestra ; Robert Hale ; Frank E. Tours Vocal trio with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74071 12-in. approximately 5/5/1920 Sky rocket Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74072 12-in. approximately 5/5/1920 Castle of dreams Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 74073 12-in. approximately 5/5/1920 To be worthy of you Edith Day Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 343 10-in. ca. Sept. 1918 I'm always chasing rainbows Franklyn Kent ; Ruth Lenox Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 472 10-in. ca. Nov. 1918 I found the end of the rainbow Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-7179 10-in. ca. Jan. 1920 Irene Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-7180 10-in. ca. Jan. 1920 Alice blue gown Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-71213 10-in. Jan. 1923 Be sure he's Irish (then love him in that good old Irish way) Jack Burke Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W80476 10-in. 2/23/1927 Rio Rita Russell Douglas [Les Reis] ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W80477 10-in. 2/23/1927 The kinkajou Russell Douglas [Les Reis] ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401977 10-in. 5/24/1929 I'm always chasing rainbows Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403096 10-in. 10/23/1929 I'm always chasing rainbows Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh W403259 10-in. 11/14/1929 Sweetheart, we need each other Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403261 10-in. 11/14/1929 You're always in my arms (But only in my dreams) Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 201-225 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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