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Enjoy The Blue Moon And Blue Moon Tunes Tonight!

Posted Aug 30 2012 9:33pm

Enjoying the blue moon isn’t hard for me. I love the moon. I can stare at it for hours in any phase.

How about you?

Where does the phrase “blue moon” come from? I looked it up. You can read a very good history of it here.

Since blue moons – the second full moon in a calendar month - don’t come along very often, I’ve collected some blue moon songs for you to enjoy while basking in the light of this awesome, lovely orb tonight. (Though “just” reflected light as it is.)

Oh, and if you want to view lots of blue moon images while listening to the tunes, click here and just sit back and enjoy.

The song “Blue Moon” was first recorded by The Boswell Sisters on January 15, 1935.  

Since then, it has been recorded by many artist including Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Vaughn Monroe, Dean Maritn, Frankie Laine & Michel Legrand, Tony Bennet with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvis Presley, Bob Dillan, Jeff Funk (the song performed in Grease), Rod Stewart, Cybill Shephard, and Django Reinhardt… to name a few! 

But, “Blue Moon” wasn’t always the same song, with the now familiar lyrics, that we know so well. Watch this short clip from MGM movies and read the information below it to find out its interesting history.

  Julie London does an awesome job too.  She has some great music.

The Marcels, 1961 version with fun retro images. 

My other favorite was written by my favorite folk singer, Nanci Griffith, “Once In a Very Blue Moon.”   Check out her “Once In a Very Blue Moon” album , it’s so great too.

 Photo: Someone created for Facebook. Thanks!

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