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 126-150 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07423 10-in. 3/1/1937 Red lips Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017785 10-in. 12/29/1937 On the sentimental side Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017789 10-in. 12/29/1937 This is my night to dream Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018100 10-in. 1/4/1938 On the sentimental side Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018101 10-in. 1/4/1938 This is my night to dream Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018104 10-in. 1/5/1938 Dr. Rhythm Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021416 10-in. 3/10/1938 My heart is taking lessons Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Paula Kelly Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023213 10-in. 5/12/1938 I've got a pocketful of dreams Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023214 10-in. 5/12/1938 Don't let that moon get away Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023249 10-in. 5/19/1938 I've got a pocketful of dreams Shep Fields ; Phyllis Kenny ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023254 10-in. 5/19/1938 Don't let that moon get away Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Phyllis Kenny ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-032926 10-in. 3/8/1939 Sing a song of sunbeams Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-032929 10-in. 3/8/1939 Hang your heart on a hickory limb Cliff Grass ; Leonard W. Joy ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-032976 10-in. 3/14/1939 That sly old gentleman (From Featherbed Lane) Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-032978 10-in. 3/14/1939 East side of heaven Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035305 10-in. 3/18/1939 Hang your heart on a hickory limb Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035306 10-in. 3/18/1939 East side of heaven Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035311 10-in. 3/20/1939 Sing a song of sunbeams Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035315 10-in. 3/20/1939 That sly old gentleman (From Featherbed Lane) Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-036266 10-in. 6/12/1939 Go fly a kite Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-036267 10-in. 6/12/1939 A man and his dream Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037187 10-in. 6/5/1939 A man and his dream Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037188 10-in. 6/5/1939 Go fly a kite Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037688 10-in. 6/26/1939 An apple for the teacher Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037690 10-in. 6/26/1939 Still the bluebird sings Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 126-150 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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