James V. Monaco

James Vincent Monaco (January 13, 1885 – October 16, 1945) was an Italian-born American composer of popular music.

Monaco was born in Formia, Italy; his family emigrated to Albany, New York when he was six. He worked as a ragtime player in Chicago before returning to New York.

Monaco's first successful song "Oh, You Circus Day" was featured in the 1912 Broadway revue Hanky Panky. Further success came with "Row, Row, Row" (lyrics by William Jerome) in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912. Perhaps his best remembered song is "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (lyrics by Joseph McCarthy), introduced by Al Jolson in 1913 and performed by Judy Garland with revised lyrics as "Dear Mr Gable" in 1937.

Monaco worked with a number of lyricists before moving to Hollywood where he teamed with lyricist Johnny Burke to produce songs for several Bing Crosby films. He died in 1945 in Beverly Hills, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1885 (Formia), Died October 16th, 1945 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 433 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11847 10-in. 4/10/1912 Mr. Dream Man two-step medley Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with bells composer  
Victor B-11859 10-in. 4/11/1912 Oh, Mr. Dream Man, please let me dream some more Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-12386 10-in. 9/23/1912 At the ragtime ball Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12555 10-in. 11/1/1912 Row! row! row! Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12769 10-in. 1/6/1913 I'll sit right on the moon (And keep my eyes on you) Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12780 10-in. 1/9/1913 Row, row, row medley Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-12862 10-in. 2/3/1913 Down on Jasper's farm Byron G. Harlan ; Steve Porter Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12898 10-in. 2/10/1913 Row, row, row American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12906 10-in. 2/12/1913 I'll sit right on the moon and keep my eyes on you Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-13301 10-in. 5/12/1913 You made me love you (I didn't want to do it) William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13302 10-in. 5/12/1913 I love her. Oh! Oh! Oh! William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13831 10-in. 9/19/1913 She's waiting for you to love her all the time Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14164 10-in. 12/9/1913 I'm crying just for you Helen Clark ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14313 10-in. 1/14/1914 I miss you most of all Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14523 10-in. 2/27/1914 I'm crying just for you Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14559 10-in. 3/10/1914 While they were dancing around Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14563 12-in. 3/10/1914 While they were dancing around Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-14656 10-in. 4/1/1914 If I had someone like you at home (I wouldn't want to go out) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15460 10-in. 12/4/1914 Maybe a day, maybe a year Billy Watkins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15607 10-in. 1/19/1915 Pigeon walk Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15735 10-in. 2/24/1915 Maybe a day, maybe a year Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15862 10-in. 4/7/1915 I want to be there Herbert Stuart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15868 10-in. 4/8/1915 I want to go to Tokio Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15997 10-in. 5/5/1915 If we can't be the same old sweethearts, we'll just be the same old friends Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16737 10-in. 11/2/1915 All I can do is just love you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 433 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

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