James Anthony Cavanaugh (New York City, 29 October 1892 - New York City, 18 August 1967) was an American songwriter. Among his best known songs were "Mississippi Mud" (1927, made popular by Bing Crosby), "Crosstown" (1940, co-written with John Redmond), and "The Gaucho Serenade" (title track of the soundtrack to the Gene Autry 1940 movie Gaucho Serenade).
Birth and Death Data: Born October 29, 1892 (New York City), Died August 18, 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 88 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-40846||10-in.||11/11/1927||That's Grandma||Rhythm Boys||Male vocal trio, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-48150||10-in.||11/12/1928||Ever since the movies learned to talk||Walter O'Keefe||Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-74876||10-in.||12/19/1932||Pan handle Pete||Parker Gibbs ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75355||10-in.||3/3/1933||I like mountain music||Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76409||10-in.||6/7/1933||I like mountain music||Kelly Brothers||Guitar trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian)||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76410||10-in.||6/7/1933||I like mountain music||Master's Hawaiians||Guitar trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian)||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-77986||10-in.||9/25/1933||That co-ed party||Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81024||10-in.||1/3/1934||You're in my power (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!)||The Radio Rascals' Orchestra [Dick Robertson Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81300||10-in.||1/24/1934||Mister Magician||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81798||10-in.||3/7/1934||Neighbors||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81944||10-in.||3/16/1934||Mayor La Guard||Burns and Reed||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-82337||10-in.||4/23/1934||Neighbors||Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-84926||10-in.||11/7/1934||Breakin' the ice||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-86447||10-in.||12/14/1934||Breakin' the ice||George Gray ; Sepia Serenaders||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-88613||10-in.||2/11/1935||Why have a falling out (Just when we're falling in love)||Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92993||10-in.||8/20/1935||Woe! Is me||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-0219||10-in.||8/20/1936||And they said it wouldn't last!||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-0978||10-in.||10/15/1936||One hour for lunch||Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-03558||10-in.||12/10/1936||The Cuban cabby||Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Burt Shaw||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-022477||10-in.||4/20/1938||Good evenin', good lookin'||Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-030313||10-in.||11/25/1938||The umbrella man||Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-030332||10-in.||11/30/1938||The umbrella man||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-033682||10-in.||2/20/1939||El paragüero (Vals)||Marimba Pan-Americana||Marimba band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-035375||10-in.||3/29/1939||Eagle Eye Finkle||Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-035734||10-in.||4/11/1939||Whistling in the Wildwood||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cavanaugh, James," accessed September 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111747.
Cavanaugh, James. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111747.
"Cavanaugh, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 September 2023.
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