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Roseman
post May 27 2007, 02:44 AM
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An astronomical phenomenon will occur next week. There will be, what is termed, a Blue Moon, not in the literal sense in that the moon actually looks bluish, but in that two full moons occur in the same calendar month.(I'm using the modern day definition, there is an older definition, but it's not pertinent for this discussion).

For those living in the Western Hemisphere, the second full moon will appear on May 31, 2007. The first one was on May 2,2007.

Now I know everyone has their favorite version of the song Blue Moon, Here's one I recently found on Youtube and thought I would start this thread with it.

Feel free to submit your favorite and if you don't have one, then how about a favorite Moon song, it doesn't have to be blue.

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As a side bar discussion, here's a Wikipedia link to this song. It got its start in 1933 with the team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This song has such an amazing history and has been used as a theme song, used in movies, and recorded by so many people, beginning in 1934 and continuing thru the decades, even into 2007. What a run!

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post May 27 2007, 04:13 AM
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I've always kinda liked this version by Greta Keller....


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post May 27 2007, 07:51 PM
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Some long time ago, members of an Al Bowlly discussion group seemed to agree that his version of Blue Moon was the finest of his many excellent recordings. I must say that when I finally heard it I was a trifle disappointed. Could this be because this particular transfer is not of the very best quality? Does anyone have a better one?

As a Greta Keller fan I was delighted that laughland produced a link to one of her recordings. I haven't succeeded in finding much beyond short extracts though Roseman pointed the way to a splendid video clip a while back. Are there any more to be found on the internet for free?

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post May 27 2007, 08:58 PM
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QUOTE(limden @ May 27 2007, 02:51 PM) *
Are there any more to be found on the internet for free?
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Here are two more I can offer:
Greta Keller - I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Greta Keller - The New Step


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post May 28 2007, 06:23 PM
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Thank you laughland for brightening up this cold, wet, windy British Bank Holiday!

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post May 28 2007, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(limden @ May 28 2007, 12:23 PM) *
Thank you laughland for brightening up this cold, wet, windy British Bank Holiday!

Limden



Hey Limden,

We sure could use some of that rain here in the southeast. In my location in central North Carolina, the city record for the least amount of rain in May (one that dates back to 1927) looks as if it's going to be broken. Normal rainfall is 5 inches and we've received for the month a total of .53 inches. Just keeping the roses and garden watered, the rest is on it's on.


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London On A Rainy Night (1934)
Ambrose & His Orchestra )
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post May 30 2007, 05:57 PM
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And from the latest acquisitions page today at jazz-on-line... there's a song with "blue moon" in the title but it isn't "Blue Moon"...
Bing Crosby - Once In A Blue Moon (1934)

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post May 30 2007, 06:33 PM
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QUOTE(laughland @ May 30 2007, 11:57 AM) *
And from the latest acquisitions page today at jazz-on-line... there's a song with "blue moon" in the title but it isn't "Blue Moon"...
Bing Crosby - Once In A Blue Moon (1934)



But it's o.k., it's a moon song. There's not many upbeat versions of 'Blue Moon' coming out of the early 30's. Seems this song might have been one for their slow dancing. They did have slow dancing, didn't they? Anyway here's one from 1939 by Tommy Dorsey with a little pep in it.

Blue Moon


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post May 30 2007, 07:19 PM
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Here are some suggestions from an ancient thread where we were coming up with moon songs:

from Flapper Girl:

Lazy Lou'siana Moon (a Walter Donaldson song)
Moonlight On the Colorado
Blue Moon,
Moon Over Miami
Shine on Harvest Moon
By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon


from Fredrik:

Moon At Sea
Moon River
Moon Rose
Moonlight And Roses
Moonlight On The Ganges
Moonlight Serenade
Monte Carlo Moon
Oriental Moon
Pale Moon
Reaching For The Moon
Red Moon
Roll Along, Kentucky Moon
Same Old Moon
Swanee River Moon
Take In The Sun, Hang Out The Moon
Talkin' To The Moon
The Moonlight March
The New Moon
Two Shadows In The Moonlight
Under The Moon
When You're Dancing 'Neath The Dixie Moon
Whistling Under The Moon

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post May 31 2007, 03:19 AM
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QUOTE(Roseman @ May 26 2007, 08:44 PM) *
Feel free to submit your favorite and if you don't have one, then how about a favorite Moon song, it doesn't have to be blue.


How about some more 'Moon Music'. Listen to these little moonbeans from the Jazz Online site.

Gene Kardos & His Orch Waiting For The Moon (1931)

Ipana Troubadors Sam Lanin I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight (1929)

Bert Lown & His Loungers Ray Perkins Under A Texas Moon (1930)
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post May 31 2007, 05:16 AM
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And how about the man in the moon? Here are a couple featuring him...


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post May 31 2007, 05:30 PM
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Thanks Laughland, a couple neat songs and I really appreciate that High Steppers one.


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post May 31 2007, 08:09 PM
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Moonlight And You -- Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Orchestra (1924)

Under The Moon -- Jan Garber and his Orchestra (1927)

Underneath A Mellow Moon -- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (1928)

Reaching For The Moon -- Sam Lanin's Dance Ensemble (Hit of the Week)

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post Jun 2 2007, 11:24 PM
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And now for something related to my earlier suggestions... I just uploaded a 1933 Van Beuren cartoon which opens with a musical rendition of The Cop on the Beat The Man in the Moon and Me.

It's called The Magic Mummy and features the Tom and Jerry team (not the cat and mouse).



This version of "Cop on the Beat..." is rather interesting. It includes a pair of rather large and effeminate police dispatchers singing the song rather enthusiastically while the rest of the force dances with the prisoners. The plot centers around the stars of the film, Tom and Jerry who are a pair of cops sent to investigate a stolen mummy. It also features the song Sing (It's Good For You) with a woman named Bonnie Poe providing the voice. If you think she sounds very similar to Betty Boop there is a reason for that. As it turns out, around this same time Bonnie Poe also worked at the Fleischer Studio a was one of several women who were gven chances to do Betty Boop's voice. Perhaps her greatest claim to fame was that she was the first women to do Olive Oyl's voice.

Hope you enjoy it...


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