The Song of the Day for October 28, 2012 is Moonglow.
Moonglow was written in 1933 by Will Hudson, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange. It was first recorded by Joe Venuti, followed quickly with recordings by Ethel Waters and Benny Goodman. The Benny Goodman version was used in the films The Aviator and The Fabulous Baker Boys.
About This Version
This week is k.d. lang week at The Year of Tony Bennett. We celebrate her as an artist in own right and a collaborator of Mr. Bennett. She celebrates her birthday on November 2 and we will featuring their music all week.
Today’s Moonglow is from Tony Bennett’s 1994 MTV Unplugged album, on which he sang with k.d. lang for the first time. This was the first time Tony and k.d. sang together, and it was magical. With Moonglow, as well as everything else they’ve sung, their voices are perfect together.