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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 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  
(Results 26-50 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.

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