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 26-50 of 285 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-42440||10-in.||2/14/1928||Who's blue now?||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43139||10-in.||3/12/1928||Down in old Havana town||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43559||10-in.||4/12/1928||Imagination||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43560||10-in.||4/12/1928||Crazy rhythm||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-45826||10-in.||6/26/1928||You're a real sweetheart||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46191||10-in.||9/28/1928||It goes like this||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46695||10-in.||8/14/1928||You're a real sweetheart||Sam Coslow||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46925||10-in.||8/21/1928||Crazy rhythm||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46990||10-in.||9/6/1928||It goes like this!||Eddie Cantor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47713||10-in.||10/6/1928||I want a 'yes' girl||The Four Rajahs ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47742||10-in.||10/15/1928||Buy, buy for baby (or baby will bye bye you)||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47778||10-in.||10/23/1928||It goes like this (that funny melody)||California Humming Birds||Male vocal trio, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47786||10-in.||10/25/1928||Was it love?||Frank Munn ; The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48193||10-in.||11/21/1928||My blackbirds are bluebirds now||National Cavaliers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48617||10-in.||11/23/1928||My blackbirds are bluebirds now||Van Fleming ; Jean Goldkette Orchestra ; Harold Stokes||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49904||10-in.||1/31/1929||Así va||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50504||10-in.||2/20/1929||My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 3 and 4); with male vocal duet (takes 1 and 2)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50977||10-in.||3/26/1929||Sta canzone fa accussi||Eduardo Migliaccio ("Farfariello")||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51147||10-in.||4/10/1929||My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane||Van and Schenck||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51645||10-in.||4/19/1929||Blue Hawaii||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51928||10-in.||4/26/1929||Blue Hawaii||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra ; Don Howard||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51996||10-in.||5/13/1929||Blue Hawaii||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with whistling and instrumental quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53987||10-in.||8/14/1929||Satisfied||Henry Busse Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-56187||10-in.||10/16/1929||Satisfied||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-58126||10-in.||12/20/1929||Nina Rosa||Victor Arden-Phil Ohman 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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