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 151-175 of 460 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038158 10-in. 7/28/1939 Still the bluebird sings Mary Dugan ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-038159 10-in. 7/28/1939 An apple for the teacher Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-038254 10-in. 7/11/1939 Go fly a kite! Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-042263 10-in. 11/21/1939 Sweet potato piper Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-042266 10-in. 11/21/1939 Too romantic Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043329 10-in. 10/27/1939 It's a whole new thing Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-044681 10-in. 2/1/1940 Sweet potato piper The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-044682 10-in. 2/1/1940 Too romantic Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046009 10-in. 12/18/1939 Row row row Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046784 10-in. 2/5/1940 Sweet potato piper Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-046785 10-in. 2/5/1940 Too romantic Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048488 10-in. 3/31/1940 April played the fiddle Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048490 10-in. 3/31/1940 I haven't time to be a millionaire Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048717 10-in. 4/4/1940 Meet the sun half-way Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048719 10-in. 4/4/1940 The pessimistic character (with the crab-apple face) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048758 10-in. 4/10/1940 April played the fiddle Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048762 10-in. 4/10/1940 I haven't time to be a millionaire Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048950 10-in. 4/25/1940 Meet the sun half-way Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-049180 10-in. 5/11/1940 Meet the sun half-way Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-049980 10-in. 8/6/1940 Rhythm on the river Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-049981 10-in. 8/6/1940 Ain't it a shame about Mame Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050562 10-in. 5/13/1940 Six lessons from Madame La Zonga Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-050622 10-in. 5/8/1940 Six lessons from Madame La Zonga Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-051582 10-in. 6/27/1940 Only forever Allan Storr ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-051846 10-in. 7/11/1940 Rhythm on the river Bob Chester Orchestra ; Al Stuart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 151-175 of 460 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.

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