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 451-460 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18961 10-in. 12/21/1928 Me and the man in the moon Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 19022 10-in. 1/21/1929 Me and the man in the moon Vaughn De Leath ; Muriel Pollock Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 19164 10-in. 4/22/1929 On with the dance! Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-543 10-in. 11/2/1928 Me and the man in the moon Ponce Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental duet composer  
Edison N-565 10-in. 11/15/1929 Me and the man in the moon Golden Gate Orchestra [Ed Kirkeby Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-616 10-in. 12/6/1928 My troubles are over Duke Yellman Orchestra ; Happy Jack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-652 10-in. 12/21/1928 Me and the man in the moon Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-713 10-in. 1/21/1929 Me and the man in the moon Vaughn De Leath ; Muriel Pollock Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison N-846 10-in. 4/10/1929 On with the dance Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 124W-126W 10-in. 12/19/1924 The only, only one (for me) Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 451-460 of 460 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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