This month's song pick!

"Memories of You" 
Lyrics by Andy Razaf & Eubie Blake

This 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. 

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. One of his final guests, Bette Midler, recorded the tune for her 2003 tribute CD "The Rosemary Clooney Songbook."

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