First performed by Ella Logan & Donald Richards (1947).
First recorded by Charley Spivak & His Orchestra (1947).
Hit version by Margaret Whiting (US #11 1947).
Also recorded by Miles Davis (1954), Sarah Vaughn (1954), Frank Sinatra (1956), Chet Baker (1958).
From the wiki: “‘Old Devil Moon’ was composed by Burton Lane, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow. It was introduced on stage by Ella Logan and Donald Richards. It was first recorded for commercial release by Charley Spivak & His Orchestra; singer Margaret Whiting topped the US Hit Parade in 1947 with her cover recording, from the Margaret Whiting Sings album.
“Another popular rendition of this song was recorded by Frank Sinatra, who included ‘Old Devil Moon’ on his 1956 Capitol Records LP Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, and album that peaked at #1 in the UK. Sarah Vaughn and Chet Baker also recorded popular vocal arrangements, in 1954 and 1958 respectively. Miles Davis recorded a popular instrumental version in 1954 for his Miles Davis Quartet 10″ album that would be reissued two years later, with additional tracks, as the compilation album, Blue Haze, in the new 12″ vinyl format.”
Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra, “Old Devil Moon” (1947):
Margaret Whiting, “Old Devil Moon” (1947):
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Sarah Vaughn, “Old Devil Moon” (1954):
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Chet Baker, “Old Devil Moon” (1958):