Saturday, August 1, 2015

Frank Sinatra: Blue Moon

Yes there was a blue moon last night!

I am going with Rogers and Hart's Blue Moon, orchestrated by Nelson Riddle and recorded 1960
(which I should have posted yesterday)

Blue Moon is one Rogers and Hart hit that did not come via the theater.  It was originally written for a Jean Harlow movie Hollywood Party but was never recorded.  It then got debuted in the 1934 movie Manhattan Melodrama. This early version has different lyrics than the one most of us are familiar with:

Pundit: Gershwin's Foggy Day and They Can't Take That Away From Me (both Pundette and Mark are going with Gershwin this week)
Bob Belvedere: Sinatra's Best 25 through 23 At Long Last Love, That's Life, Angel Eyes, and My Funny Valentine (a Rogers and Hart song too) and Honorable Mentions 6 (which has Roger and Hart's I Didn't Know What Time It Was)
Mark Steyn: Arlen and Gershwin's The Gal That Got AwayYoung at Heart and I've Got the World on a String
EBL: The Nearness of YouMore Sinatra Summer, Things We Did Last Summer, and Sinatra at the Beach

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra, &
Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

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