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Song Story: Moonlight Serenade

Moonlight Serenade is an American swing ballad composed by Glenn Miller. The song evolved from a 1935 of a song titled “Now I Lay Me Down to Weep”. The song was first released in May 1939 by the Glenn Miller orchestra an instrumental arrangement and became an immediate phenomenon. Mitchell Parish would go on to Read More

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Song Story: Moon River

Moon River is best remembered for Audrey Hepburn’s rendition in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The song was written for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and set to fit Hepburn’s vocal range. It is suggested that a movie executive with Paramount Pictures suggested removing the song from the movie, but Hepburn highly objected. The song was composed Read More

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Unforgettable

Unforgettable was written by Irving Gordon and published in 1951. Gordon actually conceived of the title being “Uncomparable”, however the music publishing company requested the name be changed to “Unforgettable.” The most popular version of the song is by the legendary Nat King Cole.  His arrangement was written by Nelson Riddle.  He initially recorded the Read More

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is another popular song from the early 20th Century.  It was first published in 1909. The lyrics were written by Edward Madden, who wrote On Moonlight Bay. The composer was Gus Edwards, who also wrote songs such as  “I Can’t Tell You Why I Love You but I Read More