The song of the day for Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 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, 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” on August 6, 1954, and was released in 1955 on the album Cloud 7. Chuck Wayne wrote the arrangement.
“Old Devil Moon,” as well as Cloud 7 is available on Apple Music.
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