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 76-100 of 285 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-81784||10-in.||3/5/1934||Hold my hand||Cavaliers ; Connecticut Yankees ; Do Ré Mi Trio ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male and female vocal ensembles||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81912||10-in.||3/9/1934||Nasty man||Ramona||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-83799||10-in.||8/22/1934||Tea for two||Tom Berwick and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-84440||10-in.||10/5/1934||Tea for two||Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Studebaker Champion Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-88775||10-in.||3/5/1935||(Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Sonny Schuyler||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-88787||10-in.||3/6/1935||(Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-92265||10-in.||6/14/1935||Weather-man||Adrian and His Tap Room Gang||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-92596||10-in.||7/12/1935||Weather man||Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-99821||10-in.||2/24/1936||Is it true what they say about Dixie?||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-99972||10-in.||4/9/1936||It is true what they say about Dixie?||Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-06129||10-in.||3/4/1937||Vienna dreams||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-028107||10-in.||10/17/1938||That's what I want for Christmas||Gray Gordon ; Shirley Lane ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-034970||10-in.||6/9/1939||Cuba-duba-doo||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Fran Rogers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-037745||10-in.||6/21/1939||Love is such a cheat||Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-042250||10-in.||11/13/1939||Sometimes I'm happy||Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey||Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-042918||10-in.||10/9/1939||I love to sing the words while we're dancing||Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-053006||10-in.||5/20/1940||If I forget you||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-Test-1346||10-in.||4/3/1934||If I forget you||Dave Marshall||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1922-02-25-01]||10-in.||2/25/1922||Yankee Doodle blues||Irving Caesar||Male vocal solo||vocalist|
|Columbia||78917||10-in.||1/8/1920||Swanee||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo and whistling, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78918||10-in.||1/9/1920||Swanee||Al B. White||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78987||10-in.||2/20/1920||Only a dream of the past||Jack Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78988||10-in.||2/20/1920||I'm always falling in love with the other fellow's girl||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79539||10-in.||11/27/1920||Yankee||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80095||10-in.||12/10/1921||Delia||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
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.
"Caesar, Irving." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.
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