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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 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  
(Results 276-285 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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