“Where The Sweet Forget Me Nots Remember”
Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra; Burt Lorin, vocal
1929 (Victor 22016-A)
When The Sweet Forget Me Nots Remember – Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra
“You Made Me Love You Why Did You”
Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra; Don Howard, vocal
1929 (Victor 22106-B)
You Made Me Love You Why Did You – Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra
One of the things I learned long ago when it comes to sorting through 1920s records is to not judge a record by a song’s title. “Where The Sweet Forget Me Nots Remember” is a good example: the title sounds a bit trite but tune is very charming as is the Pollack band’s arrangement. I featured some additional recordings by the Ben Pollack Orchestra in my April 26, 2012 update.
“You Made Me Love You Why Did You” was composed by Carmen Lombardo and recorded by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra for Columbia. You can hear a copy of the Lombardo version by doing a search on YouTube. Personally, of the two, I think this version by Nat Shilkret is better.