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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 101-125 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80328 10-in. 4/28/1922 I love her—she loves me Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 80339 10-in. 5/9/1922 I love her, she loves me (I'm her he, she's my she) Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80423 10-in. 6/27/1922 The Yankee Doodle blues Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81171 10-in. 8/8/1923 Louisville California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81813 10-in. 6/7/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Tandy MacKenzie Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 140060 10-in. 9/25/1924 I want to be happy Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 140347 10-in. 2/16/1925 Where are you to-night? Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W141295 10-in. 11/20/1925 Gigolette Jack Buchanan Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W142104 10-in. 4/26/1926 To-night's my night with baby Frank Harris Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 142155 10-in. 5/5/1926 To-night's my night with baby Bob Thomas ; Billy West Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 142158 10-in. 5/6/1926 To-night's my night with baby Broadway Bellhops ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W142185 10-in. 5/10/1926 To-night's my night with baby Robert Benjamin ; The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W143233 10-in. 12/30/1926 Hop skip California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143335 10-in. 1/20/1927 Swanee River Trail Giersdorf Sisters Female vocal trio, with brass trio and piano (takes 1-10, 14-16); with piano (takes 11-13) songwriter  
Columbia 143377 10-in. 2/1/1927 Swanee River Trail Tom and Jerry Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W143423 10-in. 3/1/1927 Hop skip Frank Ellis ; St. Francis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 143441 10-in. 2/4/1927 Swanee River Trail Frank Bessinger ; WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144027 10-in. 4/13/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Franklyn Baur ; Cass Hagan and his Hotel Manger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W144104 10-in. 5/7/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Franklyn Baur ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with piano and celeste lyricist  
Columbia W144185 10-in. 5/20/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Lyric Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 144408 10-in. 6/29/1927 Sometimes I'm happy The Harmonizers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 144441 10-in. 7/8/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Jimmy Kern ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W144923 10-in. 10/28/1927 Dear, on a night like this Cass Hagan ; Lewis James ; Park Central Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 145246 10-in. 11/28/1927 Dear, on a night like this WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 145258 10-in. 11/30/1927 There's something Spanish in your eyes University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 101-125 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.

"Caesar, Irving." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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