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 326-350 of 461 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9551 10-in. 3/2/1926 Masculine women! Feminine men! Merritt Brunies ; Friars Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-70320 10-in. Nov. 1921 Da da da, my darling Damon's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70683 10-in. May 1922 Panorama Bay (Waltz) Venetian Sextette Instrumental sextet composer  
OKeh S-71200 10-in. Jan. 1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71301 10-in. Feb. 1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71643 10-in. June 1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72530 10-in. May 1924 Street corner quartet National Male Quartette Male vocal quartet composer  
OKeh S-72844 10-in. Sept. 1924 Me and the boy friend Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Billy Jones ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-73124 10-in. Jan. 1925 The only, only one for me Hotel Sylvania Orchestra of Philadelphia ; Vincent Rizzo Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73208 10-in. 3/5/1925 Ah-ha The Red Hotters Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73223 10-in. 3/11/1925 I'll take her back if she wants to come back Billy Jones ; Tickle Toe Ten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W80333 10-in. 1/25/1927 You went away too far (And stayed away too long) Russell Douglas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
OKeh W80415 10-in. 2/11/1927 You went away too far (And stayed away too long) Frank Dailey ; Meadowbrook Orchestra ; Noel Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W80512 10-in. 3/9/1927 Nesting time Russell Douglas Male vocal solo, with clarinet and piano composer  
OKeh W80639 10-in. 3/17/1927 Nesting time Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W80699 10-in. 4/6/1927 Red lips, kiss my blues away! Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W80828 10-in. 5/3/1927 Red lips—kiss my blues away Alma Rotter Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
OKeh W81158 10-in. 7/9/1927 I want to be there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and piano composer  
OKeh W400074 10-in. 2/7/1928 It's bologney (No matter how you slice it) Fred Hall ; Sugar Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W400846 10-in. 7/2/1928 On the night we did the boom boom by the sea Fred Hall ; Sugar Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401452 10-in. 12/13/1928 My troubles are over Ed Kirkeby Wallace and his Orchestra [Goofus Five] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
OKeh W401463 10-in. 12/16/1928 Me and the man in the moon Sigmund Krumgold Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo and trumpet effects composer  
OKeh W401475 10-in. 12/21/1928 Me and the man in the moon Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W402203 10-in. 12/9/1928 Me and the man in the moon Benny Meroff Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W402243 10-in. 1/17/1929 My troubles are over Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 326-350 of 461 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.

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