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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 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  
(Results 76-100 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.

"Caesar, Irving." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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