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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 176-200 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7269 10-in. Feb. 1920 The hen and the cow Billy Murray ; Rega Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-7333 10-in. Mar. 1920 I'm always falling in love with the other fellow's girl Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72433 10-in. Apr. 1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Bernard Ferguson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh S-72530 10-in. May 1924 Street corner quartet National Male Quartette Male vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh 80037 10-in. 5/25/1926 Tonight's my night with Baby Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
OKeh 80048 10-in. 5/28/1926 Tonight's my night with Baby Colonial Inn Orchestra ; Jack Glassner Jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W80390 10-in. 2/4/1927 Swanee River Trail Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh W81115 10-in. 6/27/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Art Kahn Piano solo, with male vocal solo and guitar lyricist  
OKeh W81171 10-in. 7/15/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W81925 10-in. 12/7/1927 There's something Spanish in your eyes Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
OKeh W400045 10-in. 1/24/1928 Who's blue now? Madeline Beatty ; Rube Bloom Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W400556 10-in. 4/4/1928 Dear, on a night like this Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio Male vocal trio, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W400674 10-in. 5/16/1928 So dear Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W400954 10-in. 6/26/1928 You're a real sweetheart Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet lyricist  
OKeh W401020 10-in. 7/12/1928 You're a real sweetheart Arnold Frank Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401041 10-in. 7/31/1928 You're a real sweetheart Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W401136 10-in. 9/21/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Fred Hall ; Sugar Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401281 10-in. 11/1/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Goofus Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401752 10-in. 3/27/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401814 10-in. 4/18/1929 Blue Hawaii Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403628 10-in. 1/15/1930 Tea for two Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403629 10-in. 1/15/1930 I want to be happy Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404420 10-in. 3/9/1931 Just a gigolo Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo translator  
OKeh W404594 10-in. 12/30/1930 Lady, play your mandolin Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404814 10-in. 1/26/1931 Just a gigolo Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 176-200 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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