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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 151-175 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 147962 10-in. 2/11/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Bert Lown Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148055 10-in. 3/11/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Leo Reisman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148079 10-in. 3/15/1929 Blue Hawaii Deep River Orchestra ; Willard Robison Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148085 10-in. 3/15/1929 Blue Hawaii Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W148100 10-in. 3/18/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Frank Munn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148162 10-in. 4/2/1929 Blue Hawaii Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148382 10-in. 4/26/1929 Satisfied Dick Burnett ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148414 10-in. 5/3/1929 Sing a song in the rain Jim Andrews ; Ted Bartell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148434 10-in. 4/12/1929 Blue Hawaii The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist  
Columbia W148880 10-in. 8/14/1929 Satisfied Ernie Golden and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148943 10-in. 8/28/1929 Satisfied! Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149622 10-in. 12/27/1929 I want to be happy Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149623 10-in. 12/27/1929 Tea for two Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]151148 10-in. 1/7/1931 Just a gigolo Sid Garry Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano translator  
Columbia W151179 10-in. 12/26/1930 Lady, play your mandolin Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151206 10-in. 1/13/1931 Just a gigolo Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151213 10-in. 1/14/1931 Just a gigolo Al Shayne Male vocal solo, with orchestra translator  
Columbia W151399 10-in. 3/5/1931 Oh, Donna Clara Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151400 10-in. 3/5/1931 Elizabeth Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia [W]151424 10-in. 3/16/1931 Oh, Donna Clara Lew Conrad ; Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152316 10-in. 11/2/1932 What a perfect combination Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W152372 10-in. 2/7/1933 I'd write a song Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152373 10-in. 2/7/1933 You are the song Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152561 10-in. 11/21/1933 Count your blessings Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Frank Parker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 98173 12-in. 5/12/1925 Vocal gems from No, no, Nanette Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 151-175 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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