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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 201-225 of 285 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 3559 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Swanee Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 3707 10-in. approximately June 1920 Swanee Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 11540-11542 10-in. 10/4/1923 Nashville nightingale Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 12267-12269 10-in. 1/11/1924 Chansonette Marie Tiffany Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato lyricist  
Brunswick 12506-12508 10-in. 2/11/1924 Chansonette Marie Tiffany Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato lyricist  
Brunswick 13000-13001 10-in. 4/25/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 13142-13144 10-in. 5/19/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 13406-13410 10-in. 6/26/1924 I want to be happy Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick 13884-13886 10-in. 10/7/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 13957-13959 10-in. 10/15/1924 Tea for two Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E27722 10-in. 6/15/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ lyricist  
Brunswick E17209-E17211 10-in. 12/23/1925 Tea for two Brunswick Hour Orchestra Orchestra, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Brunswick E17352-E17354 10-in. 1/5/1926 Tea for two Brunswick Hour Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Brunswick IND648 10-in. 6/21/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Charlie Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick C2024 10-in. 6/29/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick C2472 10-in. 10/24/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Les Backer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C2473 10-in. 10/24/1928 My old girl’s my new girl now Les Backer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C3168 10-in. 3/25/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Frank Sylvano ; Wolverines, The [Fred Hamm Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C3470 10-in. 5/10/1929 Blue Hawaii Frank Sylvano Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C4377 10-in. 9/18/1929 Satisfied! Charles C. Locke Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C4618 10-in. 9/26/1929 Satisfied! Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Brunswick C7195 10-in. 1/8/1931 Just a gigolo Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE227 10-in. July 1928 You’re a real sweetheart Anthony Galla-Rini Accordion solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 166-b] 10-in. approximately Apr. 1928 Dear, on a night like this Harry Shalson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Brunswick 577 10-in. May 1928 Chanson Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 201-225 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.

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