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|
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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