Memories of You
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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