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Memories of You

This article is about the song. For the album by Bette Midler, see Memories of You (album).

"Memories of You" is a popular song with lyrics written by Andy Razaf and music composed by Eubie Blake and published in 1930.


  • Song history 1
  • Notable recordings 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Song history

The song was introduced by singer Minto Cato in the Broadway show Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930. A 1930 version recorded by Louis Armstrong featuring Lionel Hampton is the first known use of the vibraphone in popular music.

A version of the song recorded by The Four Coins from the biopic The Benny Goodman Story reached #22 on the Billboard magazine chart in 1955. Robert Wyatt's version appears on his single "Shipbuilding", released in 1982, and was reissued on the CD Mid-Eighties (1993).

Doc Severinsen and the NBC Orchestra performed a moving, melancholy instrumental version on the final airing of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, May 22, 1992. The song played over a five-minute "scrapbook" tribute montage showing brief silent clips of some of Carson's favorite guests - seen interacting with the host through the years.

Notable recordings


  1. ^ Horn A-PlentyAl Hirt, Retrieved April 8, 2013.

See also

External links

  • "Memories of You" at Jazz Standards
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