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|
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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