Just You, Just Me

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"Just You, Just Me" is a song from the 1929 musical film Marianne, composed by Jesse Greer with lyrics by Raymond Klages.[1] It was introduced by Marion Davies and Lawrence Gray. The song has had many revisions after its first appearance and has become one of the most enduring jazz standards of all time,[2] having been recorded instrumentally by Red Norvo, Stan Tracey, Oscar Peterson and Lester Young, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Les Paul, Benny Carter, Buddy Bregman, Tex Beneke, Coleman Hawkins, Harry James, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Joe Pass, Buddy Tate and Abdullah Ibrahim, Les Brown, Bill Coleman and Duke Ellington.

Thelonious Monk's 1948 composition, "Evidence", is a contrafact of "Just You, Just Me".[3] Monk's tune was originally called "Justice" (which sounds like "Just Us", a reference to "Just You, Just Me"), then renamed "We Named It Justice", and finally "Evidence".[2] Both songs are included in Monk's 1964 live album, Live at the It Club.

Bing Crosby made a radio recording of the song for CBS in November 1954 in Hollywood. The song has also been recorded vocally by, among others, Petula Clark, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland and Rosemary Clooney. The jazz duo of Bill Mays and Ray Drummond recorded it in 1989 on their CD One To One on YouTube

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  1. ^ Adam Harvey and Dick Hyman: The Soundtracks of Woody Allen: A Complete Guide to the Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969-2005. McFarland, 2007. ISBN 0-7864-2968-2. p. 67
  2. ^ a b Just You, Just Me at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 21 May 2009
  3. ^ Gabriel Solis: Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making. University of California Press, 2007. ISBN 0-520-25201-2. p. 117

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