The song of the day for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, is “Old Devil Moon.”
About This Song
“Old Devil Moon” was written in 1947 by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg for the 1947 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 “Old Devil Moon” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged and conducted by Marion Evans, who worked with Bennett as recently as the album Love For Sale, released in 2021.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen! is available on Apple Music.