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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 08:16 AM
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Blue Moon tonight, Al Roker sez there will not be another for 3 years
Edited on Wed Aug-21-13 08:46 AM by No Elephants
Take a walk, sit on the porch or patio (or anywhere outside, really), look out the window, read the wikis or listen to the songs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moon (the meteorological phenomenon)

(I had trouble with quality. I don't know if it was my speakers, or if people uploaded scratchy records. Also, some but not all begin with 15 second ads)

Blue Moon-five versions of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenzy Hart song.

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/M7rvZTcWRMc/Billie... (Billie Holiday)

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/6vr0amOKCHo/Blue-M... (Sinatra)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3fZwz4XsQo (Bob Dylan-you may not recognize his voice or style, but you will recognize the harmonica-highly recommended because it's so interesting, IMO, of course. A little bit country, a little bluesy, a little bit pop standard)

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/KP3mlz01QpM/the-ma... (Marcels-doo wop)(original)

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/lVGMmM2XjiY/The-Ma... (Marcels-same peeps, a few years ago)

Blue Moon of Kentucky - country/blue grass song (blue grass being especially fitting for blue moon)

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/IlrFXMcbFQI/Bill-M... Munroe and the Bluegrass Boys, who then included Flat and Scruggs-from a 78 record (You Tube has other versions with Monroe and the Bluegrass boys, but the idea of a 78 record appealed to me.)

"Blue Moon" is the official bluegrass song of Kentucky. In 2002, Monroe's version was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2003, CMT ranked "Blue Moon" #11 on its 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moon_of_Kentucky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCL5x63OvUY-Patsy Cline-who refused to whine or twang her country songs, as had been the vogue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbw2dsqpX94 (Presley, rockabilly--I know it's musical heresy, but I am not impressed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpV7EdctMtI (McCartney, Harrison and Starr, reunion, believe it or not) (here for its novelty, but, more musical heresy-it's a mediocre version, IMO)


Once in a Blue Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNuqSK1eSCU (Country Earl Thomas Conley)

Blue Moon with Heartache-country-written and performed by Roseanne Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXbCVQ_hCQw (daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash Distin (his wife before June Carter Cash) This was a number one hit, but it's my least favorite)


Blue Moon-The next link is to an 80's song by the Bad Boys. It's included for completeness and as an exemplar of the era (not quite Beegees, but close) I am not sure you can listen to this correctly without a disco ball!

http://uservideos.smashits.com/video/OyOn0AyK5bM/Bad-Bo...





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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 09:45 AM
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1. I am fired up to see the blue moon tonight!
Thank you, No Elephants!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 01:07 PM
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4. You're welcome, Enthusiast. Enjoy it.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 12:53 PM
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2. Thanks NE! Happy Blue Moon to you!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 01:06 PM
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3. Oooooou. That's really blue. Thanks, DD!
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