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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 51-75 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-58127 10-in. 12/20/1929 My first love—my last love Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-58165 10-in. 1/7/1930 I want to be happy Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-58166 10-in. 1/7/1930 Tea for two Pennsylvanians ; The Three Girl Friends ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio lyricist  
Victor PBVE-61078 10-in. 3/2/1931 Just a gigolo Bing Crosby Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band translator  
Victor BVE-64856 10-in. 1/19/1931 Lady, play your mandolin The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with banjo, guitar, and piano (takes 1-3); with mandolin and piano (takes 4 and 5) lyricist  
Victor BVE-67724 10-in. 12/19/1930 Lady, play your mandolin Havana Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-67757 10-in. 1/5/1931 Just a gigolo Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo translator  
Victor BVE-68805 10-in. 3/13/1931 Oh, Donna Clara Clare Hanlon ; Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-68806 10-in. 3/13/1931 Elizabeth Clare Hanlon ; Pennsylvanians ; Three Waring Girls ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal quartet and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-73321 10-in. 8/25/1932 Sweethearts forever Gordon Graham ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-75048 10-in. 2/7/1933 You are the song Phil Dewey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75049 10-in. 2/7/1933 I'd write a song Phil Dewey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75325 10-in. 2/28/1933 Melody Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75328 10-in. 2/28/1933 Give me a roll on a drum Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75373 10-in. 3/7/1933 Never had an education Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-77168 10-in. 12/2/1933 Count your blessings Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Bob Hanon ; Harry Sosnik Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81397 10-in. 2/15/1934 Hold my hand Edith Caldwell ; Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81399 10-in. 2/15/1934 Sweet and simple Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81721 10-in. 2/19/1934 My dog loves your dog Eliot Everett and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81722 10-in. 2/19/1934 So nice Eliot Everett and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81723 10-in. 2/19/1934 Six women Totem Lodge Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81724 10-in. 2/19/1934 You nasty man Totem Lodge Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81781 10-in. 3/5/1934 So nice! Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81782 10-in. 3/5/1934 Sweet and simple Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81783 10-in. 3/5/1934 Nasty man Connecticut Yankees ; Do Ré Mi Trio ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal trio lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 285 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Caesar, Irving," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

Caesar, Irving. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109068.

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