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The Moon Is Blue and I Am Too

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Oscar Peterson  Blue Moon--instrumental  buy on itunes
Big Star  Blue Moon--not Rodgers and Hart  buy on itunes
Bobby Bland  Blue Moon  buy on itunes
George Jones  Blue Moon of Kentucky  buy on itunes
Gomez  Blue Moon Rising  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Blue Moon  buy on itunes
Jimmie Dale Gilmore  Blue Moon Waltz  buy on itunes
Cowboy Junkies  Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)  buy on itunes
John Fogerty  Blue Moon Nights  buy on itunes
Rosanne Cash  Blue Moon With Heartache  buy on itunes
Stephane Grappelli  Blue Moon--instrumental  buy on itunes
Tim & Mollie O'Brien  When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again  buy on itunes
Toby Keith  Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You?  buy on itunes
Nanci Griffith  Once in a Very Blue Moon  buy on itunes
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge  Blue Moon--instrumental  buy on itunes
Walter "Wolfman" Washington  Blue Moon Risin'  buy on itunes
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  Blue Moon of Kentucky  buy on itunes
The Marcels  Blue Moon  buy on itunes


Tonight, Thursday, May 31, we in North America will see the second full moon in the calendar month. This is commonly referred to as a blue moon. It is a relatively rare occurrence, whence the phrase "once in a blue moon."
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote the song "Blue Moon" for the 1934 movie Manhattan Melodrama. Rodgers despised the Marcels' best-selling doo-wop version (#1 on both the US and UK charts) so much that he took out ads in the music papers urging people not to buy it.
Interspersed here are seven versions of the R&H number, each interpretation different enough, I hope, so that the mix is not cloying.


Date: 5/31/2007
the marcels version was the first that i was aware of. i was amazed to hear other versions. while i don't despise the doo-wop version i can understand rodgers' dismay. lately i've been seeing single song mixes that aren't truly single songs mixes but mixes built around a song. i think this makes more listenable mixes than the pure single song mix such as my don't think fourteen times mix which tends to drive others crazy.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 6/1/2007
Excellent tune and excellent approach to the single phase mix. I've actually seen 16 and 17 performed live

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