Art Tatum — Memories of You

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Memories of You was written by Eubie Blake, with the lyric by Andy Razaf. The song was introduced for the musical Blackbirds of 1930. According to Wikipedia, another 1930 version was recorded by Louis Armstrong, with Lionel Hamption on vibes.  It was the first recording to use a vibraphone.

Art Tatum recorded this version in 1953 for Norman Granz and the Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo Records. I have the CD version on which Tatum’s version of Memories of You is on Disc One Cut four. Art Tatum: the man who could make ten fingers sound like twenty and with style and grace.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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