The song of the day for Thursday, December 1, 2022, is “It’s Like Reaching for the Moon.”
About This Song
“It’s Like Reaching for the Moon” was written in 1936 by Al Sherman, Al Lewis, and Gerald Marquesee. This song was first recorded by Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra in 1936 and was a hit for her. Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, and Barbara Carroll have also recorded today’s song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It’s Like Reaching for the Moon” in May 1989 and was released the following year on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“It’s Like Reaching for the Moon,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the 1936 recording by Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson: