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 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 145 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 Musical group, composer  
Victor B-12862 10-in. 2/3/1913 Down on Jasper's farm Byron G. Harlan ; Steve Porter Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, tenor vocal, lyricist, 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 vocalist, soprano vocal, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-13302 10-in. 5/12/1913 I love her. Oh! Oh! Oh! William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, 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 vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, 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 vocalist, soprano vocal, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor C-14563 12-in. 3/10/1914 While they were dancing around Victor Military Band Band Musical group, conductor, 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 Vocal group, vocalist, tenor vocal, baritone vocal, bass vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-15735 10-in. 2/24/1915 Maybe a day, maybe a year Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, conductor, composer  
Victor B-15862 10-in. 4/7/1915 I want to be there Herbert Stuart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, conductor, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-16737 10-in. 11/2/1915 All I can do is just love you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, conductor, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-16746 10-in. 11/4/1915 What's the use of going home (When there's nobody there to love) Irving Kaufman ; Billy Murray Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, conductor, composer  
Victor B-16793 10-in. 11/18/1915 Beatrice Fairfax, tell me what to do Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, conductor, composer  
Victor B-17110 10-in. 2/3/1916 Those good old days back home American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Vocal group, vocalist, tenor vocal, conductor, baritone vocal, bass vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-21291 10-in. 12/26/1917 I'm going to follow the boys Henry Burr ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, conductor, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-21295 10-in. 12/27/1917 I'm always thinking of Georgia Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Vocal group, vocalist, baritone vocal, conductor, tenor vocal, bass vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-22741 10-in. 4/9/1919 Oh, Susie, behave Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio Musical group, instrumentalist, piano, saxophone, banjo, composer  
Victor B-24051 10-in. 5/11/1920 In sweet September Palace Trio Instrumental trio Musical group, instrumentalist, saxophone, piano, accordion, composer  
Victor B-27536 10-in. 2/9/1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, cello, violin, conductor, lyricist, composer  
Victor B-27636 10-in. 3/2/1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band Musical group, leader, composer  
Victor B-31402 10-in. 11/11/1924 Me and the boy friend Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano, conductor, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-32529 10-in. 4/21/1925 Ah-ha! Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, lyricist, vocalist, director, composer  
Victor BVE-33110 10-in. 7/27/1925 The king isn't king any more Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola vocalist, baritone vocal, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-38304 10-in. 3/16/1927 Nesting time Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with traps instrumentalist, pipe organ, traps, composer  
Victor BVE-40187 10-in. 10/18/1927 Da, da, da, my darling Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 145 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

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