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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 126-150 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145408 10-in. 12/14/1927 Dear, on a night like this James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 145481 10-in. 1/6/1928 There ought to be a law against that Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano lyricist  
Columbia W145498 10-in. 1/10/1928 Who's blue now? Goodrich Silvertown Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 145556 10-in. 1/19/1928 Who's blue now? Ernie Golden and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W145649 10-in. 2/16/1928 There ought to be a law against that Jack Little Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W145887 10-in. 3/27/1928 Who's blue now? The Recorders Mixed vocal trio, with banjo lyricist  
Columbia W146272 10-in. 4/21/1928 Crazy rhythm Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146273 10-in. 4/21/1928 Imagination Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia 146405 10-in. 6/6/1928 You're a real sweetheart Arthur Fields ; Newport Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146740 10-in. 7/18/1928 Imagination Dick Burnett ; Joe Candullo and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146757 10-in. 7/20/1928 You're a real sweetheart Broadway Nitelites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146841 10-in. 8/15/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147085 10-in. 9/28/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Tom Frawley ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147092 10-in. 10/2/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147100 10-in. 10/3/1928 My old girl's my new girl now Ukulele Ike Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 147103 10-in. 10/3/1928 Was it love? Ed Blossom and his New Englanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147109 10-in. 10/5/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Happy Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Columbia 147113 10-in. 10/8/1928 Crazy rhythm Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147129 10-in. 10/11/1928 My old girl's my new girl now Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]147154 10-in. 10/19/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Gay Ellis and her Novelty Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W147389 10-in. 11/5/1928 Buy, buy for baby Columbians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147441 10-in. 11/2/1928 I want a "yes" girl Ed Lowry Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W147504 10-in. 11/10/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147506 10-in. 11/12/1928 My old girl's my new girl now Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147725 10-in. 12/20/1928 Buy, buy for baby Tom Frawley ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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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