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 51-75 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27636 10-in. 3/2/1923 You know you belong to somebody else (So why don't you leave me alone) Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28225 10-in. 6/27/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Joe Raymond Orchestra ; Joe Raymond Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28306 10-in. 7/23/1923 That big blonde mamma Tennessee Ten Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28451 10-in. 8/29/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28584 10-in. 9/21/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30327 10-in. 6/26/1924 You'll never get to heaven with those eyes George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30586 10-in. 8/18/1924 You'll never get to heaven with those eyes Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30587 10-in. 8/18/1924 The last sweetheart of mine Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31059 10-in. 10/30/1924 Me and the boy friend Dan Gregory Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31402 10-in. 11/11/1924 Me and the boy friend Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31553 10-in. 12/26/1924 The only only one for me Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31747 10-in. 1/22/1925 Cross-word mamma, you puzzle me (But papa's gonna figure you out) Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor B-31974 10-in. 2/19/1925 The only only one for me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32529 10-in. 4/21/1925 Ah-ha! Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32573 10-in. 5/6/1925 Ah-ha! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-32713 10-in. 5/22/1925 When eyes of blue are fooling you Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32744 10-in. 6/26/1925 When eyes of blue are fooling you Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orchestra ; Howard Lanin Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32830 10-in. 5/28/1925 We're back together again (My baby and me) Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33110 10-in. 7/27/1925 The king isn't king any more Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola composer  
Victor BVE-33345 10-in. 8/25/1925 Ah-ha Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-33985 10-in. 12/9/1925 Masculine women! Feminine men! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-34973 10-in. 3/24/1926 Masculine women! Feminine men! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35420 10-in. 4/21/1926 Hooray for the Irish Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37456 10-in. 3/22/1927 Nesting time Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37772 10-in. 2/14/1927 You went away too far and stayed away too long Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 51-75 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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