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Friday, February 24, 2012


By Will Hudson, Irving Mills & Eddie DeLange

An early '30s Tin Pan Alley chestnut that soon became a popular jazz standard after being introduced by Joe Venuti and his orchestra. It has the kind of structure and chord progression that just latches on to you and doesn't let go, whether played mellow--as it usually is--or even upbeat. It was featured prominently in the Scorsese film The Aviator, and I've always wondered why Sinatra never included it on his Moonlight Sinatra album...


It must have been moonglow, way up in the blue
It must have been moonglow that led me straight to you
I still hear you sayin', "Dear one, hold me fast"
And I keep on prayin', "Oh Lord, please let this last"

We seemed to float right through the air
Heavenly songs seemed to come from everywhere

And now when there's moonglow, way up in the blue
I'll always remember, that moonglow gave me you

Recorded By:

Benny Goodman
Tony Bennett & k.d. lang
Artie Shaw
Ethel Waters
Louis Prima


Anonymous said...

Whenever I hear this tune I invariably think of the dance scene in Picnic...


Keith Henson
Puyallup, WA

B-Sol said...

Good stuff! Thanks for posting the link.

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