The song of the day for Monday, September 25, 2017 is “That Old Devil Moon.”
About This Song
“Old Devil Moon” was written for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg, 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
Tony Bennett kicked off his 1994 MTV Unplugged television performance with “Old Devil Moon,” with the Ralph Sharon Trio, which featured Doug Richeson on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as MTV Unplugged, is available from iTunes.