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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 December 17th, 1996 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E27290 10-in. 4/6/1928 Imagination Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E27291 10-in. 4/6/1928 Crazy rhythm Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E28196 10-in. 9/11/1928 Crazy rhythm Victorian Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E28201 10-in. 9/12/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Melody Makers Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Brunswick E28300 10-in. 9/20/1928 Oh! Is she mad at me? Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick E28332 10-in. 10/5/1928 Was it love? Arnold Johnson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E28419 10-in. 9/25/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects lyricist  
Brunswick E28455 10-in. 10/6/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Bernie Cummins Hotel Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E28471 10-in. 10/12/1928 My old girl’s my new girl now Meyer Davis ; Swanee Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E28645 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 Buy, buy for baby (Or baby will bye-bye you) The Cross Roads Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E29338 10-in. Feb.1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29659 10-in. Apr. 1929 Blue Hawaii Dave Rubinoff Orchestra ; Oliver Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29742 10-in. Apr. 1929 Blue Hawaii Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E30179 10-in. 6/22/1929 Blue Hawaii Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin lyricist  
Brunswick E30912 10-in. Sept. 1929 Satisfied! Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick E31027 10-in. 10/14/1929 Tristezas de Honolulu Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E36057 10-in. 2/11/1931 Just a gigolo Harry Richman Male vocal solo, with orchestra translator  
Brunswick E18984-E18986 10-in. 5/3/1926 To-night’s my night with Baby Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E19166-E19168 10-in. 5/6/1926 Tonight’s my night with Baby Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E19602-E19604 10-in. 6/17/1926 Florida, the moon and you Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Brunswick E22320-E22323 10-in. 4/8/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet and male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E25626-E25628 10-in. 12/15/1927 Dear, on a night like this William Wirges Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E25628) lyricist  
Brunswick E25922-E25924 10-in. 1/9/1928 Dear, on a night like this William Wirges Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E26541-E26543 10-in. 2/16/1928 Who’s blue now? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E26543) lyricist  
Brunswick E30834-E30835 10-in. Sept. 1929 Satisfied! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
(Results 226-250 of 285 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Caesar, Irving," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

Caesar, Irving. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

"Caesar, Irving." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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