Among My Souvenirs

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"Among My Souvenirs"
Single by Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra
B-side" Washboard Blues"
PublishedOctober 25, 1927 (1927-10-25) by De Sylva, Brown, & Henderson Inc., New York [1]
ReleasedFebruary 1928 (1928-02) [2]
RecordedNovember 22, 1927 (1927-11-22) [3]
StudioVictor Studios, 952 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois [4] [3]
Genre Popular music
Label Victor 35877
Composer(s) Horatio Nicholls
Lyricist(s) Edgar Leslie
"Among My Souvenirs"
Single by Connie Francis
from the album More Greatest Hits
B-side" God Bless America"
Released November 1959
Genre Pop
Length2:28
Label MGM 12841
Songwriter(s) Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls
Connie Francis singles chronology
"You're Gonna Miss Me"
(1959)
"Among My Souvenirs"
(1959)
" Mama"
(1960)

"Among My Souvenirs" is a 1927 song with words by Edgar Leslie and music by Horatio Nicholls (pseudonym of British composer Frederick Lawrence Wright).

Original version

The earliest known version of "Among My Souvenirs" was recorded by The Kit-Cat Band on September 19, 1927. It was first a number one chart hit for Paul Whiteman in 1928. Whiteman's recording was recorded November 22, 1927, and released by Victor Records as catalog number 35877A. [5]

In Lullaby of Broadway, by Patricia Dubin McGuire (Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press, 1983) it is stated that Al Dubin sold the song to Edgar Leslie for $25 (page 94). [6]

Other charting versions

Additional versions

Over the years, the song has been covered by many artists including:

In popular culture

The song is referenced by the Frederic March character, Al Stephenson, in the film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). He requests the song and he and the Myrna Loy character, Milly Stephenson, dance to it as played by Hoagy Carmichael on the piano, at Butch's Bar. The music is developed in the movie's orchestral score by Hugo Friedhofer.

The song is referenced in the 2021 play Among My Souvenirs by Alex Margo Arden and Caspar Heinemann. It first premiered in Malmö on 22 August 2021 for World Pride and was performed at Barnens Scen, Malmö Folkets Park. [22]

See also


References

  1. ^ Library of Congress. Copyright Office. (1927). Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1927 Music For the Year 1927 New Series Vol 22 Part 3. United States Copyright Office. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  2. ^ "Victor 35877 (Black label (popular) 12-in. double-faced) - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  3. ^ a b "Victor matrix CVE-40934. Among my souvenirs / Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  4. ^ "Chicago Recording Studios". VictorRecords.com | Victor Victrola® | Victor Talking Machine Co.® | VMI. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  5. ^ Victor Records in the 35500 to 35999 series
  6. ^ Patricia Dubin McGuire, Lullaby of Broadway (Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press, 1983), 94
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 240.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 214.
  9. ^ Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs" Chart Positions Retrieved April 5, 2014
  10. ^ Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs" Single Release Retrieved April 5, 2014
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 294.
  12. ^ Decca Records in the 4000 to 4499 series
  13. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  14. ^ Decca Records in the 23500 to 23999 series
  15. ^ "Judy Garland partial discography". Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  16. ^ Brunswick Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  17. ^ Columbia Records in the 35500 to 35999 series
  18. ^ a b Columbia Records in the 1000D to 1499D series
  19. ^ Capitol Records in the 100 to 499 series
  20. ^ Columbia Records in the 37000 to 37499 series
  21. ^ Columbia Records in the 39500 to 39999 series
  22. ^ "Performance (english) - Malmö Folkets Park". malmofolketspark.se. Archived from the original on 2021-08-05.