The song of the day for Sunday, August 20, 2017 is “Old Devil Moon.”
About This Song
“Old Devil Moon” was written by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg for the 1947 Broadway musical Finian’s Rainbow, which also gave us “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” While Alec Wilder was no fan of “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?”, in America Popular Song, he praises “Old Devil Moon” as “a well-written, wholly convincing song. It drives, and its initial intensity is sustained throughout.”
About This Version
Today’s version of “Old Devil Moon” is from the 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! and features a wonderful arrangement by Marion Evans.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.