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  
(Results 176-200 of 460 records)

Citation

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.

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