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 450 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
Monaco, James V.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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