Friday, April 08, 2011

Friday Songbook: Blue Moon

Fridays here are about the great American Songbook and its singers. Here's a song from the Rogers and Hart collection, one I've always loved. It was written in 1934 but caught a second life in the 50s after Elvis and then the classic doo-wop version by the Marcels. I also think Nat Cole's version is really fun, but let's go back to the swing era for the great Billie Holliday's rendering. Billie has shown up in the Friday Songbook series more than once and will surely again, because I think she's about the greatest singer ever, period.

That can't be topped, but The Emanons must have their chance:


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Matthew B. Redmond said...

I absolutely love that album, Lady In Satin.

Bob Spencer said...

You can never quite put your finger on it, but Billie had something going for it that no one else had. I think she's amazing.