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 13, 1885 (Formia), Died October 16, 1945 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 composer  
Columbia 78402 10-in. 4/19/1919 The red lantern Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78761 10-in. 10/27/1919 Don't take advantage of my good nature Fred Whitehouse Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78770 10-in. 10/29/1919 Honolulu, America loves you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78872 10-in. 12/19/1919 All that I want is you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78965 10-in. 2/6/1920 Oriental stars Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79126 10-in. 4/18/1920 Ten little bottles Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79152 10-in. 4/30/1920 In sweet September Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79224 10-in. 6/3/1920 In sweet September Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 79520 10-in. 11/16/1920 Caresses Vincent Lopez Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79530 10-in. 11/22/1920 Caresses Frank Crumit ; William Davidson Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79595 10-in. 12/22/1920 Caresses Frank Crumit ; Howard Marsh Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79640 10-in. 1/17/1921 Caresses Howard Marsh ; George Meader Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79654 10-in. 1/22/1921 Yokohama lullaby Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79937 10-in. 7/13/1921 Second hand Rose Ted Lewis’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80070 10-in. 11/15/1921 Da da da my darling Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80124 10-in. 12/23/1921 Broken toy Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80733 10-in. 12/15/1922 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80757 10-in. 1/2/1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone?) Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80845 10-in. 2/9/1923 You know you belong to somebody else Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80890 10-in. 3/7/1923 You know you belong to somebody else Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81152 10-in. 7/27/1923 That big blond mamma Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81172 10-in. 8/9/1923 That big blonde mamma California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81949 10-in. 8/21/1924 You'll never get to heaven with those eyes Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140039 10-in. 9/17/1924 Me and the boy friend Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 226-250 of 460 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.

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