The song of the day for Thursday, March 3, 2016 is “Oh! You Crazy Moon.”
About This Song
Written in 1939, “Oh! You Crazy Moon” was the first song composed by Van Heusen with lyricist Johnny Burke. In addition to today’s recording by Tony Bennett, other recordings include those by Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Oh! You Crazy Moon” in 1964 for the album When Lights Are Low, featuring the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums. The album was produced by Ernie Altschuler and arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“Oh! You Crazy Moon,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.