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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 101-125 of 460 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-59659||10-in.||3/31/1930||The snowball men||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-61033||10-in.||10/15/1930||You can have it, I don't want it||Gus Arnheim Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and dialogue||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-64377||10-in.||11/25/1930||Sing your way home||Roy Smeck Vita Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67750||10-in.||1/2/1931||Lonesome lover||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-69681||10-in.||6/3/1931||I'm painting pictures||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-69989||10-in.||6/29/1931||As long as you're there||Chick Bullock ; High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71764||10-in.||7/2/1932||You've got me in the palm of your hand||Gus Arnheim Orchestra ; The Three Rhythm Rascals||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72251||10-in.||4/7/1932||When nobody else is around||Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72252||10-in.||4/7/1932||He's in the jailhouse now||Eliot Everett Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72552||10-in.||5/5/1932||Crazy people||The New Yorkers Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-72873||10-in.||6/13/1932||You've got me in the palm of your hand||Graham Prince Palais D'Or Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||ESHQ-72892||8-in.||6/14/1932||You've got me in the palm of your hand||Les Sims and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BSHQ-73173||10-in.||8/9/1932||Over the week-end (I fell in love)||Bert Lown Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2)||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73175||10-in.||8/9/1932||I'm yours for tonight||Bert Lown Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-73395||10-in.||9/14/1932||Sweetheart hour||Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-74730||10-in.||12/27/1932||Baby||The Sizzlers||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-74797||10-in.||1/11/1933||Vas villst du haben?||George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-75136||10-in.||2/20/1933||Vas willst du haben?||Walt Leopold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75927||10-in.||7/10/1933||It might have been a diff'rent story||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-77071||10-in.||10/24/1933||You're gonna lose your gal||Fritz Heilbron ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-78801||10-in.||11/27/1933||You're gonna lose your gal||Reggie Childs ; Duke Durbin ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-83793||10-in.||8/22/1934||I'm whistling for my honey||Don Mayfield and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-91893||10-in.||10/11/1935||I'm a gambler||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-0777||10-in.||10/2/1936||I've got something in my eye||Jerry Cooper ; Eddy Duchin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-02113||10-in.||10/8/1936||I've got something in my eye||Amanda Randolph Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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