Records Revisited & Reviewed: Online Edition
By Sam Morgenstern 1) Jo Stafford sings “Blue Moon” with Paul Weston and His Orchestra This is a softer, more intimate version of the song that everyone recognizes from Grease’s prom scene. It has a sweet, charming quality to it, complete with a romantic resolution: “Blue moon, now I’m no longer alone, without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.”
2) Artie Shaw and His Gramercy 5 play "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" In competition with Benny Goodman for the “King of Swing” title, Artie Shaw’s instrumental jazz hit single from the Swing Era features Shaw’s signature clarinet with trumpet, drums, and harpsichord.
3) Hazel Scott plays "A Rainy Night In G" This track is one people could really boogie down to, even amongst the “Whatever You Like” and “Smack That” party anthems of today. While “classical piano” and “urban nightclub” may not seem to go together, this track will send couples scurrying across the dance floor.