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|
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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