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Irving Caesar

Irving Caesar (born Isidor Keiser, July 4, 1895 – December 18, 1996) was an American lyricist and theater composer, who wrote lyrics for numerous song standards including "Swanee", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Tea for Two", one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written. In 1972, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 4th, 1895 (New York City), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, translator, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 270 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23747 10-in. 2/24/1920 I'm always falling in love with the other fellow's girl Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23775 10-in. 3/16/1920 The hen and the cow (Only a dream of the past) Artie Mehlinger Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24159 10-in. 6/9/1920 Swanee Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25730 10-in. 10/24/1921 Waiting for your return Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25785 10-in. 12/1/1921 Delia Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25923 10-in. 12/27/1921 Delia Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26322 10-in. 4/27/1922 I love her, she loves me Zez Confrey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26885 10-in. 9/19/1922 The Yankee Doodle blues Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-27058 12-in. 10/31/1922 Moonlight sonata Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet, piano, and orchestra arranger  
Victor B-28245 10-in. 7/5/1923 Louisville Nelson Maples ; S.S. Leviathan Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28814 10-in. 10/30/1923 What do you do Sunday, Mary? American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29614 10-in. 3/3/1924 Chansonette Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with cello, piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29853 10-in. 4/1/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30922 10-in. 9/22/1924 Tea for two Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30923 10-in. 9/22/1924 I want to be happy Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-32521 12-in. 4/17/1925 Gems from No no Nanette Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35351 10-in. 4/28/1926 To-night's my night with baby Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) lyricist  
Victor BVE-35525 10-in. 6/3/1926 To-night's my night with baby Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-36493 10-in. 12/8/1926 I'm a little bit fonder of you Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-37144 10-in. 12/17/1926 Do you love as I love? Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-37697 10-in. 3/1/1927 Swanee River Trail Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-38467 10-in. 4/14/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-38601 10-in. 4/12/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Louise Groody ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-40557 10-in. 11/8/1927 Dear, on a night like this National Cavaliers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-41198 10-in. 12/22/1927 Dear, on a night like this The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 270 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Caesar, Irving," accessed August 13, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

Caesar, Irving. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

"Caesar, Irving." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 13 August 2020.

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