Precious Memories (hymn)

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Precious Memories is a traditional gospel hymn credited to J.B.F. Wright in 1925. J. B. F. Wright was born in Tennessee, February 21, 1877. It has been performed by a wide variety of famous recording artists including Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Daniel O'Donnell, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, a duet by George Jones & Patti Page, Jim Reeves, Bob Dylan, J. J. Cale, and James Blackwood's quartet.[1]

Dolly Parton recorded the song on her 1999 Dollywood-exclusive album benefitting the Dollywood Foundation, Precious Memories. Her sister, Stella Parton, recorded the song for her gospel album Appalachian Gospel.

A cover by The Stanley Brothers can heard on Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) radio at the beginning of the The Walking Dead fourth-season premiere episode, "30 Days Without An Accident".

Aretha Franklin recorded a live version of the song for her album Amazing Grace (1972) and Ronnie Milsap for his album Then Sings My Soul (2009).


  1. ^ "We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music [sound recording] : The James Blackwood Tribute Album". National Library of Australia. Retrieved December 31, 2016.