Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Music - Rudy Vallée's "You're Just Another Memory"

Like a withered rose, my book of love I close; you're just another memory.

They sure don't make 'em like this anymore!

Classic crooner Rudy delivers a gorgeous version of the beautiful,evocative  tale of heartbreak,  "You're Just Another Memory".

That night beneath the stars, when all the world was ours, is just another memory .. indeed!

This great song was written back in 1929 with lyrics by Lou Davis along with Ray Klages, and music by J. Fred Coots.

Here, Vallée - aka The Voice That Had Them Fainting - is accompanied by his band The Connecticut Yankees in a wonderful short musical film. 

Rudy was one of the first to adopt a singing style suited to the then new electric microphone and became the forefather to all the countless crooners to come.

The Connecticut Yankees were a popular dance band, in the late 1920's. This band was among the early groups to air nightly on radio while performing live at the Heigh-Ho Club with Vallee providing the vocals.

Rudy's crooning style caught the fancy of the ladies and made him an overnight sensation and also the very first crooner over whom the women would 'swoon'.

Soon other romantic singing idols would followed in his footsteps including Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo and eventually Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and numerous others. But it all started with Rudy Vallee.

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