The song of the day for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 is “Oh! You Crazy Moon.”
About This Song
“Oh! You Crazy Moon” was written in 1939 by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke. This was the first song that Van Heusen and Burke wrote together in what would be a long and successful partnership. The bouncy, uptempo song gained immediate popularity and was widely recorded.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Oh! You Crazy Moon” in 1964 with the Ralph Sharon Trio, featuring Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums. This recording was released on the album When Lights Are Low.
“Oh! You Crazy Moon,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.