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|
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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