I'll See You in My Dreams (1924 song)
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"I'll See You in My Dreams" is a popular song. It was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, and was published in 1924. Originally recorded by Isham Jones and the Ray Miller Orchestra, it charted for 16 weeks during 1925, spending seven weeks at number 1 (US). Other popular versions in 1925 were by Marion Harris; Paul Whiteman; Ford & Glenn; and Lewis James, with three of these four reaching the Top 10.
The song was chosen as the title song of the 1951 film I'll See You in My Dreams, a musical biography of Kahn.
Popular recordings of it were made by many leading artists including Cliff Edwards, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby (recorded November 27, 1947), Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Mario Lanza, Tony Martin, Anita O'Day, The Platters, Ezio Pinza, Sue Raney, Jerry Lee Lewis (1958, instrumental), Andy Williams, and Linda Scott. A "Texas Swing" version of the song was recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
The song was also recorded by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and inspired Merle Travis to record it as a guitar instrumental. Many other guitarists including Chet Atkins and Thom Bresh followed in Merle's footsteps. Michel Lelong, a French guitarist, published the first tab of this Travis' arrangement for the American publisher/guitarist Stefan Grossman's Guitare Workshop during the 1980s, following by Thom Bresh (Merle Travis 's son) for Homespun Tapes, and Marcel Dadi for Stefan Grossman 's Guitar Worshop.
It was recorded by Mario Lanza on his Coca-Cola Show of 1951-2 and is available on a compilation album mastered from those same shows, and featuring the same title, I'll See You in My Dreams, released by BMG in 1998.
Pat Boone version
|"I'll See You in My Dreams"|
|Single by Pat Boone|
|from the album I'll See You in My Dreams|
|B-side||"Pictures in the Fire"|
|Songwriter(s)||Isham Jones, Gus Kahn|
|Pat Boone singles chronology|
The most recent version of "I'll See You in My Dreams" to become a chart hit is by Pat Boone. It is the title track of his 1962 LP. The song peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also became a hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number 27.
The record's B-side, "Pictures in the Fire," charted concurrently with "I'll See You in My Dreams," reaching number 77 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number 63 on Cash Box, and number 15 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
|UK (The Official Charts Company)||27|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||32|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||9|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100||35|
Other cover versions
- An early version was recorded by Hawaiian steel guitar originator Joseph Kekuku in 1925.
- A 1953/54 version by Eddie Cochran was released in 1997 on the album Rockin' It Country Style.
- In 1963, The Bachelors recorded their version of the song and this appeared on their first EP, The Bachelors.
- In 1976, Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra recorded the song on their album Rhythm and Romance.
- In 1976, British female vocal duo The Pearls released a disco version of the song, which was pressed in the US on a 10" promo disc as well as the regular 7" single.
- In the late 1980s to the end of the 1990s, Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins performed it live as a medley with John Lennon's "Imagine".
- In 1999, guitarist Howard Alden recorded an instrumental version of this song for the soundtrack of the movie Sweet and Lowdown.
- The English singer Joe Brown performed a version of the song on the ukulele as the finale of the George Harrison tribute concert, Concert for George, in 2002.
- In 2003, the Portuguese metal band Moonspell recorded a version that would serve as soundtrack for the short horror movie I'll See You in My Dreams, of which was also recorded a music video.
- In 2005, American singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson recorded a cover of the song for her debut album Slow the Rain.
- In 2010, Australian singer Melinda Schneider recorded the song for her Doris Day tribute album Melinda Does Doris.
- In 2013, The National frontman Matt Berninger recorded the song with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Orchestra for the third volume of the Boardwalk Empire soundtrack.
- Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall included the song in her 2017 studio album Turn Up the Quiet.
- 1939 – Alice Faye sang it in Rose of Washington Square.
- 1940 – The song was on the soundtrack for the film Kitty Foyle, which won Ginger Rogers her only Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Played on the radio at the speakeasy and reprised by the band at the nightclub. It is also danced to by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan.
- 1944 – Follow the Boys – performed by Jeanette MacDonald.
- 1946 – Margie – sung by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan)
- 1946 – Instrumental versions of the song were featured prominently in the 20th Century Fox motion picture The Razor's Edge (arranged by Herbert Spencer); as well as in the opening of the 1946 Tom and Jerry cartoon episode The Milky Waif.
- 1951 – I'll See You in My Dreams – sung by a chorus during the opening and closing credits, also by Doris Day, and it is played at the surprise party
- 1975 – Hearts of the West
- CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 521. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
- "I'll See You in My Dreams". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- Linda Scott, "Don't Lose Your Head" single release Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- The Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Its Great Hawaiian Musicians edited by Lorene Ruymar 1996
- "Eddie Cochran - Rockin' It Country Style (The Legendary Chuck Foreman Recordings 1953-55) (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- "Bachelors, The - Charmaine (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- "Pearls, The / Pearls' Orchestra, The - I'll See You In My Dreams / Pearly (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- Video on YouTube
- "Moonspell - I'll See You In My Dreams". YouTube. 2006-02-12. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- "Ingrid Michaelson - Slow The Rain (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Turn Up the Quiet – Diana Krall". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
- "I'll See You in My Dreams" sung by Alice Faye in Rose of Washington Square (1939) (audio only) on YouTube