The song of the day for Sunday, July 11, 2021, is “Old Devil Moon.”
About This Song
“Old Devil Moon” was written in 1947 by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg for the musical Finian’s Rainbow, 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 recorded this version of “Old Devil Moon” in 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen!. The entire album was arranged by Marion Evans; this album marks the first time they worked together.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen! is available on Apple Music.