James Cavanaugh (New York City, 29 October 1892 - New York City 18 August 1967) was an American songwriter. Among his best known songs were "The Gaucho Serenade" (title track of the soundtrack to the Gene Autry movie Gaucho Serenade), and "Mississippi Mud" (1927) made popular by Bing Crosby, "Crosstown" (1940) co-written with John Redmond.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1892 (New York City), Died New York City
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 63 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 October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111747.
Cavanaugh, James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111747.
"Cavanaugh, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.
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