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 176-200 of 460 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-051873||10-in.||7/17/1940||That's for me||Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-051893||10-in.||7/19/1940||Ain't it a shame about Mame||Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-053204||10-in.||7/15/1940||Only forever||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-054603||10-in.||7/19/1940||That's for me||Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-054678||10-in.||8/2/1940||You made me love you (I didn't want to do it)||Una Mae Carlisle||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-070431||10-in.||12/2/1941||You made me love you||Marion Holmes ; Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-074755||10-in.||7/20/1942||Ev'ry night about this time||Gloria Hart ; Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||D4AB-0435||10-in.||11/21/1944||I'm making believe||Ruth Gaylor ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||D6VB-3122||10-in.||10/19/1946||What a fool I've been||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Betty Jane Rhodes||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-0152||10-in.||2/18/1947||Through (how can you say we're throught?)||Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-1278||10"||9/25/1947||I f we can't be the same old sweethearts, we'll just be the same old friends||Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-Test-190||10-in.||8/27/1929||Last night, honey||Hum and Strum||Vocal and instrumental duet||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1916-10-02-01]||Not documented||10/2/1916||The sweetest melody of all||Stewart Jackson||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||19580||10-in.||9/30/1911||Oh, Mr. Dreams Man, please let me dream some more||Dolly Connolly||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||19912||10-in.||5/28/1912||Oh! You circus day||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38382||10-in.||10/28/1912||Row, row, row||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38450||10-in.||11/27/1912||At the ragtime ball||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38486||10-in.||12/9/1912||I'll sit right on the moon||Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||38578||10-in.||1/21/1913||Row, row, row||Pietro Deiro||Piano accordion solo||composer|
|Columbia||38589||10-in.||1/23/1913||Down on Uncle Jasper's farm||Harlan and Porter||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38853||10-in.||5/16/1913||I love her, oh! Oh! Oh!||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38902||10-in.||6/4/1913||You made me love you||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38945||10-in.||7/15/1913||I love her, oh, oh, oh!||Guido Deiro ; Pietro Deiro||Piano accordion duet||composer|
|Columbia||39036||10-in.||10/10/1913||She's waiting for you to love her all the time||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||39127||10-in.||12/1/1913||I'm crying just for you||Ed Morton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monaco, James V.," accessed January 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
Monaco, James V.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108854.
"Monaco, James V.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 January 2023.
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