Memories of You
- This article is about the song. For the album by Bette Midler, see Memories of You (album).
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.
- Louis Armstrong (1930)
- Duke Ellington (1930)
- Ethel Waters (1931)
- Lionel Hampton (1937)
- Glen Gray (1937)
- The Ink Spots (1940)
- Anita O'Day (1942)
- Sid Catlett feat. Ben Webster (1944)
- Erroll Garner (1945)
- Billy Eckstine (1947)
- Art Tatum (1953)
- Thelonious Monk (1955)
- Clifford Brown] (1955)
- Judy Garland - Judy (1956)
- Ted Heath (1956)
- George Shearing (1956)
- Rosemary Clooney and Benny Goodman (1956)
- Stan Kenton (1957)
- Charles Mingus (1957)
- Count Basie (1958)
- Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa (1959)
- Frank Sinatra (1961)
- Al Hirt - Horn A-Plenty (1962)
- Ella Fitzgerald (1964)
- Werner Müller (1964)
- Jaki Byard (1968)
- Robert Wyatt (1982)
- Billy Eckstine & Benny Carter with Bobby Tucker (1986)
- Shirley Horn (1989)
- Mel Tormé (1992)
- Jex Saarelaht and Kate Ceberano on their album Open the Door - Live at Mietta's (1992).
- Terry Trotter & Clare Fischer - It's About Time (1993)
- Clare Fischer - The Latin Side (1998), On a Turquoise Cloud (2002)
- Bert van den Brink & Clare Fischer - Bert van den Brink Invites Clare Fischer (2001)
- Bette Midler (2003) - also the title of her 2010 retrospective, Memories of You
- Al Hirt, Horn A-Plenty Retrieved April 8, 2013.
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