The song of the day for Saturday, January 6, 2018 is “Old Devil Moon.”
About This Song
“Old Devil Moon” was written by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow. In America Popular Song, author Alec Wilder praises “Old Devil Moon” as “a well-written, wholly convincing song. It drives, and its initial intensity is sustained throughout.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Old Devil Moon” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! The arrangement is Marion Evans, who is a good friend to this blog.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.
Tony Bennett also sang “Old Devil Moon” at his MTV Unplugged concert in 1994. I’m pleased to present a video of his performance.