The Song of the Day for September 2, 2012 is Old Devil Moon.
About Old Devil Moon
Old Devil Moon was written for the 1947 Broadway musical, Finian’s Rainbow by Burton Lane (music) and Yip Harburg (lyrics). It’s been very popular over the years with a wide range singers: Chet Baker, Rosemary Clooney, Billy Ekstine, Anita O’Day, Margaret Whiting, and even Miles Davis.
About This Version
Mr. Bennett has performs this song regularly at his concerts and the song is personal favorite of this author. He first recorded this song on Cloud 7 from 1955 and several times since.
Today, we feature his live performance from the 1994 MTV Unplugged. Both of us at the Year of Tony Bennett are seeing him today at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle in front of what will likely be a pretty young audience. Enjoy.