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|
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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