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 26-50 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16746 10-in. 11/4/1915 What's the use of going home (When there's nobody there to love) Irving Kaufman ; Billy Murray Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16793 10-in. 11/18/1915 Beatrice Fairfax, tell me what to do Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17110 10-in. 2/3/1916 Those good old days back home American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17542 10-in. 4/27/1916 The Honolulu blues Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor C-17710 12-in. 5/19/1916 Siam Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-17843 10-in. 6/12/1916 You're a dangerous girl Avon Comedy Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18559 10-in. 10/18/1916 Honolulu, America loves you American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18951 10-in. 1/3/1917 What do you want to make those eyes at me for? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19101 12-in. 1/18/1917 It's not your nationality Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-19102 12-in. 1/18/1917 Honolulu, America loves you Victor Military Band Band songwriter  
Victor B-19513 10-in. 3/26/1917 I called you my sweetheart James F. Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19530 10-in. 3/29/1917 Dandy medley Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor C-19611 12-in. 4/20/1917 Hawaiian butterfly Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-21082 10-in. 11/13/1917 The dream of a soldier boy Eddie Nelson Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra composer  
Victor B-21216 10-in. 11/28/1917 The dream of a soldier boy Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21291 10-in. 12/26/1917 I'm going to follow the boys Henry Burr ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21295 10-in. 12/27/1917 I'm always thinking of Georgia Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22741 10-in. 4/9/1919 Oh, Susie, behave Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-23571 10-in. 1/12/1920 All that I want is you Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23739 10-in. 2/16/1920 All that I want is you Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23861 10-in. 3/19/1920 Oriental stars Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24051 10-in. 5/11/1920 In sweet September Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor C-24582 12-in. 11/26/1920 Caresses Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25200 10-in. 4/12/1921 Caresses Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27536 10-in. 2/9/1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 460 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed January 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

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