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|
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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