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 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  
(Results 101-125 of 460 records)

Citation

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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