The song of the day for Saturday, December 4, 2021, is “Moonglow.”
About This Song
“Moonglow” was written in 1933 by Will Hudson and Irving Mills, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange. The first recordings were by Joe Venuti and His Orchestra, Ethel Waters, and The Benny Goodman Orchestra. Later recordings include those by Billie Holiday and Artie Shaw.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang recorded “Moonglow” on April 12, 1994, on MTV Unplugged. This was the first time they sang together, but certainly not the last. The album MTV Unplugged won the 1994 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Performance.
“Moonglow,” as well as MTV Unplugged is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the video of this song’s performance.