The song of the day for Thursday, January 1, 2015 is “Moonlight in Vermont.”
About This Song
“Moonlight in Vermont” was written in 1944 by Karl Suessdorf (music) and John Blackburn (lyricist). The song was made famous by Margaret Whiting, who recorded it in 1944 with Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra. It has been popular ever since, with other recordings by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Moonlight in Vermont” in 1995 for his album Here’s To The Ladies. In this album, he sings songs associated with American’s finest jazz and popular female singers. This song was for Margaret Whiting.
Even though I live in Oregon, I was born and raised in the South. So it will be hoppin’ john, cornbread and some football tomorrow. Go Ducks. Roll Tide. Happy New Year, everyone.
“Moonlight in Vermont,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies, is available from iTunes.