Moonglow

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Moonglow

Moonglow is a jazz standard written in 1933 that would be recorded by Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Bing Crosby. Moonglow was also featured in Martin Scorsese’s film ‘The Aviator’ (2004), when Leonardo DiCaprio (as Howard Hughes) and Cate Blanchett (as Katharine Hepburn) fly over Los Angeles at night in one of Howard Hughes’ private planes. 

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Side A: Moonglow
Side B: My Blue Heaven

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: 1941

Composer: Will Hudson and Irving Mills

Lyricist:  Eddie DeLange

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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

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’, “Sweet child, 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

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Label: Victor

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