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Blake,Eubie (1883-1983)
Sex  Male
Memories of You
Written  1930
Comments  Composed in 1930 for a music show "Blackbirds of 1930" (In the film "The Benny Goodman Story" from the fifties you get the impression Benny composed it. It is used in the final scene preparing the happy end between Benny and his fiance'.) The lyrics came from Andy Razaf who is famous for his collaboration with Fats Waller. In the music show Ethel Waters sang the tune, which seems to be quite a task because the range is an octave plus a fifth. There is a famous Louis Armstrong recording from 1930 and I read that Memories of You was a show tune for the high note Trumpeter Sonny Dunham with Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra some years before Benny Goodman recorded it. Seems to be the original key. Benny Goodman played it in this key too, but he did not use the verse, only the chorus.
Publisher  Barnes &x0026; Noble
Comments  The Big Bands Songbook, ISBN 0-06-464049-3. In this edition the verse is missing.
Publisher  S. Bernstein

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