James Cavanaugh

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 parag├╝ero (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  
(Results 1-25 of 88 records)

Citation

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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