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 276-285 of 285 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||N-430||12-in.||9/14/1928||It goes like this (That funny melody)||7 Blue Babies ; Jack Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Edison||N-481||10-in.||10/4/1928||My blackbirds are bluebirds now||Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-776||10-in.||3/8/1929||My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane||Golden Gate Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Edison||N-886||10-in.||5/9/1929||Blue Hawaii||B. A. Rolfe Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Home-Talkie||8||12-in.||1929||My blackbirds are bluebirds now||Isabelle Patricola||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E2935-E2937||10-in.||4/28/1926||Tonight’s my night with baby||Kensington Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E3074-E3076||10-in.||5/18/1926||Tonight’s my night with Baby||Jack Kelly||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E6215-E6218||10-in.||7/18/1927||Sometimes I’m happy||Jay’s Chelsea Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E6222-E6225||10-in.||7/19/1927||Sometimes I’m happy||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Vocalion||589W-592W||10-in.||3/20/1925||Happy melody||Ben Bernie Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
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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