Saturday, January 21, 2012

You Made Me Love You

 Jimmy dropped out of the 8th grade sometime around 1915 to become a ragtime pianist in New York City. "You Made Me Love You" was written by James Monaco and Joseph McCarthy and first popularly recorded by Al Jolson in 1913. Judy Garland would famously record a version in 1937, and the song has since become a part of the Great American Songbook. Jimmy Durante recorded this instrumental version in the mid-1960's. I suppose I felt compelled to post this because, I remember my dad playing his version of this and he truly was a self taught rag style pianist among many other things.

1 comment:

microdot said...

my father was born in 1908, so they were sort of contemporaries. He definitely had the same piano sense.