Thursday, July 5, 2007

david coverversions: blue moon

'blue moon' was written way back in 1934 by richard rodgers and lorenz hart for the mgm movie 'hollywood party'. the lyrics had numerous changes until connee boswell recorded a version with the finalized lyrics. other recordings have been by dean martin, billie holiday, frank sinatra, mel torme, tony bennett, rod stewart, the mavericks, samantha mumba, bobby vinton, sam cooke, cybil shepard, and many, many others; with various jazz interpretations by django reinhardt, dizzy gillespie, louis armstrong, and ella fitzgerald. the most famous version was recorded by the marcells in 1961, selling over a million copies and reaching number one on the uk's chart. my favorite version is delivered by elvis presley, seeking out the song after greg dulli (the afghan whigs, the twilight singers, guttertwins) said that elvis' version was like "he was singing from beyond the grave". as you'd expect, it's totally excellent. if anyone knows of or has other versions of the song, or is an attractive dame and has animated gifs of herself, hit us up.

red elvises - blue moon
cowboy junkies - blue moon revisited
ur2kam - blue moon
the ventures - blue moon
winston francis - blue moon
tommy emmanuel - blue moon
the marcels - blue moon
bobby vinton - blue moon
bob dylan - blue moon
ella fitzgerald - blue moon
elvis presley - blue moon
sam cooke - blue moon

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