These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You

A jazz standard. The lyrics  were written by Maschwitz during one Sunday morning at his flat in London between sips of coffee and vodka.  Billie Holiday’s version of the song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.

Album:  These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Side A: These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Side B: Time On My Hands

Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: June 8, 1945

Composer: Jack Strachey

Lyricist: Eric Maschwitz, writing under the pseudonym Holt Marvell

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A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces,
An airline ticket to romantic places,
A fairgrounds painted swings,
These foolish things remind me of you.
A tinkling piano in the next apartment,
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant,
And still my heart has wings.
These foolish things remind me of you.
You came, you saw, you conquered me.
When you did that to me, I knew somehow
It had to be.
The winds of March that make my heart a dancer,
A telephone that rings but who’s to answer.
Oh, how the thought of you clings.
These foolish things remind me of you.

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw, clarinet, directing:
  • Bernie Glow, first trumpet
  • Stan Fishelson, George Schwartz, Roy Eldridge, trumpets
  • Ollie Wilson, first trombone
  • Agostino Ischia (Gus Dixon), Bob Swift, Harry Rodgers, trombones
  • Lou Prisby, first alto saxophone
  • Rudy Tanza, alto saxophone
  • Jon Walton, Ralph Rosenlund, tenor saxophones
  • Chuck Gentry, baritone saxophone
  • Dodo Marmarosa, piano
  • Barney Kessel, guitar
  • Morris Rayman, bass
  • Lou Fromm, drums

 

Label: RCA Victor

These Foolish Things Remind Me of You - Artie Shaw and his Orchestar - RCA Victor record label

Artie Shaw - These Foolish Things Remind Me of You

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