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 76-100 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37795 10-in. 2/18/1927 You went away too far (And stayed away too long) Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38010 10-in. 4/25/1927 Red lips kiss my blues away Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38014 10-in. 4/27/1927 Red lips, kiss my blues away Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-38127 10-in. 3/1/1927 I'll take care of your cares Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38182 10-in. 3/17/1927 Nesting time Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38190 10-in. 3/21/1927 I'll take care of your cares Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 3-6); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) composer  
Victor BVE-38304 10-in. 3/16/1927 Nesting time Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with traps composer  
Victor BVE-38781 10-in. 5/25/1927 Red lips (Kiss my blues away) Johnny Marvin ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with ukulele and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40187 10-in. 10/18/1927 Da, da, da, my darling Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and ukulele composer  
Victor BVE-48422 10-in. 12/3/1928 Me and the man in the moon Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48502 10-in. 12/20/1928 Me and the man in the moon Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48901 10-in. 1/13/1929 Me and the man in the moon Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-49169 10-in. 12/7/1928 Me and the man in the moon Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49170 10-in. 12/7/1928 My troubles are over Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49696 10-in. 1/29/1929 My troubles are over Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-49826 10-in. 2/4/1929 Me and the man in the moon Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-50913 10-in. 3/5/1929 On with the dance Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53092 10-in. 5/11/1931 Boy! Oh! Boy! Oh! Boy! I've got it bad High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53978 10-in. 8/7/1929 Believe it or not! (It's always you) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-54831 10-in. 5/23/1930 I'm a slave, a slave to love Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-54885 10-in. 7/20/1930 That's what I like about you Jackie Taylor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-55649 10-in. 8/22/1929 'S been a long time between time Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CVE-56047 12-in. 8/27/1929 Ouch (One-step) Victor Records technical staff (unnamed) Dubs from records composer  
Victor BVE-57536 10-in. 11/11/1929 Through Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57578 10-in. 12/3/1929 Through! Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 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.

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