The song of the day for Saturday, October 22, 2016 is “What A Little Moonlight Can Do.”
About This Song
This charming song was written in 1934 by Harry Woods while he was living and working in temporarily in London for a British film studio as a composer. One of the songs he wrote was “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” for a movie called Road House. Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, recorded the song in 1935.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” in 1996 for his album of songs made famous by Billie Holiday called Tony Bennett On Holiday, released in 1997. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance (a category that Bennett more or less owns these days).
“What A Little Moonlight Can Do,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
Our video this Saturday is Lady Day herself, singing “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” on television in 1958, a year before her death at the age of 44.