Blue Moon

Song composer(s)

Hart, Lorenz / Rodgers, Richard

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (1935)
Al Bowlly w/ Ray Noble & His Orchestra (1949)
Dave Brubeck Trio : Dave Brubeck (1951)
New Faces, New Sounds : Wynton Kelly (1951)
Genius of Art Tatum, Vol. 6 : Art Tatum (1953)
Roy and Diz : Roy Eldridge (1954)
Trumpet Kings : Dizzy Gillespie (1954)
Jazz Recital : Dizzy Gillespie (1954)
In Hollywood : Mel Torme (195)
Clifford Brown with Strings : Clifford Brown (1955)
Two by Two- Ruby and Ellis Play Rodgers : Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins (1955)
Music with Feeling : Ben Webster (1955)
Solitude : Billie Holiday (1956)
Elvis Presley : Elvis Presley (1956)
Pastel Moods by Oscar Peterson : Oscar Peterson (1956)
Mack the Knife : Louis Armstrong (1957)
Music with Feeling / Ben Webster with Strings (1957)
That Warm Feeling : Roy Eldridge (1957)
Swingin' Easy : Bill Doggett (1958)
Hit Kit : Sam Cooke (1959)
Buddy Knox & Jimmy Bowen : Buddy Knox & Jimmy Bowen (1959)
Sounds of Jimmy Smith : Jimmy Smith (1959)
LD + 3- Lou Donaldson with the Three So : Lou Donaldson (1959)
One for Fun : Billy Taylor (1959)
Trombone Four in Hand : Wells, Dicky (1959)
Groovin' At The Embers : Eugene Smith (1959)
Young Man with a Horn- 1952-1954 : Ray Anthony & Orchestra (195?)
Swingin' on the Moon : Mel Torme (1960)
Walk Don't Run : The Ventures (1960)
Al Casey Quartet : Al Casey (1960)
Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodger : Oscar Peterson (1960)
Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge at the : Coleman Hawkins (1960)
Out of This World : Latin Jazz Quintet (1960)
Singin' & Swingin' : Betty Roche (1960)
Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke : Sam Cooke (1960)
Single : The Marcels (1961)
Single : The Ventures (1961)
Blue Moon : The Marcels (1961)
Live It Up : Irving Fields (1961)
The Colorful Ventures : Ventures (1961)
Sound Off - Titus Turner (1961)
Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! : Frank Sinatra (1961)
Listen to Cliff : Cliff Richard (1961)
At the Berlin Sportpalast : Johnny Hodges (1961)
Lollipops and Roses : Paul Petersen (1962)
Three Blind Mice, Vol. 1 : Blakey, Art (1962)
Hot Sauce : Latin Jazz Quintet (1962)
Surf Crazy : Bob Vaughn & the Renegades (1963)
Cherry : Jimmy McGriff (1966)
Happiness Is... : Ray Conniff (1966)
That Old Feeling : Brook Benton (1966)
Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart : Supremes (1967)
Groover! : Richard "Groove" Holmes (1968)
Self-Portrait : Bob Dylan (1970)
Sha Na Na : Sha Na Na (1971)
Rodgers & Hart Songbook : Tony Bennett (1973)
Elvis Forever : Elvis Presley (1974)
Sun Collection : Elvis Presley (1975)
Sings the Billie Holiday Story : Sam Cooke (1976)
Sun Sessions : Elvis Presley (1976)
New York, New York Soundtrack : Various Artists (1977)
Brahms Lullabye : Clark Terry (1978)
Grease : Olivia Newton-John (1978)
Raincheck : Louie Bellson (1978)
Elvis! Soundtrack : Elvis Presley (1979)
Heritage of Broadway- Music of Rodgers : George Siravo (1980)
Sings the Standards : Brook Benton (1980)
Greatest Hits : Ventures (1981)
Breaking Silence : James Freud (1982)
Best of Liberace : Liberace (1982)
Return to Happiness, Tokyo 1983 : Jazz at the Philharmonic (1983)
My Life for a Song : Placido Domingo (1983)
Screen Gems : Elkie Brooks (1984)
New Orleans Piano Professor : Tuts Washington (1984)
Moonlighting : Moonlighting (1984)
Blues in the Night : Bobby Bland (1985)
Magic Moments : Brook Benton (1985)
Best Of The Marcels : The Marcels (1986)
14 Original Greatest Hits : Earl Bostic (1986)
Under the Blue Moon : New Edition (1986)
History of the Real Billie Holiday : Billie Holiday (1986)
Cool Cat : Chet Baker (1987)
Big Band Era- Vol. 4 : Big Band Era- Vol. 4 (1987)
Heartbeat : Bad Boys Blue (1987)
Baby Blue Music, Vol. 1 : Fausto Papetti (1987)
Let's Be Friends : Sharky's Machine (1987)
In the Middle : Georgie Auld (1988)
Doggin' Around : Herb Ellis w/ Red Mitchell (1988)
What If Mozart Wrote "Roll over Beethoven" : Hampton String Quartet (1988)
Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters : Carmen McRae (1989)
Jonathan Richman : Jonathan Richman (1989)
Between Purple and Pink : Area (1989)
Song Is Rodgers & Hart : Various Artists (1990)
Jazz Collector Edition : Louis Armstrong (1990)
Best of the Marcels : Marcels (1990)
Flirtations : Flirtations (1990)
Golden Years- 1961 : Various Artists (1990)
Voice- Duke Recordings 1959-69 : Bobby Bland (1991)
Softly I Swing : Teresa Brewer (1991)
Ecos de New York, Vol. 2 : Papetti, Fausto (1991)
Finally : Betty Carter (1991)
Piano Interpretations : Wynton Kelly (1991)
Radio Waves : Rob Schneiderman (1991)
Ciro's, Vol. 2 : Ciro (1991)
Everything I Have Is Yours : Billy Eckstine (1991)
Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces : Art Tatum (1991)
Heartbreak : Chet Baker (1991)
Songs for Ellen : Joe Pass (1992)
Happy Birthday, Duke! the Birthday Sess : Duke Ellington (1992)
Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond : Dave Brubeck (1992)
Vintage 1981 : Stephane Grappelli (1992)
Complete Debut Recordings : Charles Mingus (1992)
24 Classic Original Recordings : Dave Brubeck (1992)
Just One of Those Things : Stephane Grappelli (1992)
American Songs : Amalia Rodrigues (1992)
Concepts : Frank Sinatra (1992)
Charles Mingus Duo and Trio : Charles Mingus (1992)
Django Reinhardt & Friends : Django Reinhardt (1992)
Rodgers and Hart Revisited, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (1992)
Finally- Live in Stockholm : Joe Pass (1992)
Award Winning Movie Themes of the 40's : Hollywood All Stars Band (1992)
Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 5 : Art Tatum (1992)
Isn't It Romantic- Capitol Sings Rodger & Hart : Various Artists (1992)
King of Rock 'n' Roll- The Complete 50' Masters : Elvis Presley (1992)
Revolving Bandstand : Tito Puente/Buddy Morrow (1993)
Remains of the Day Soundtrack : Various Artists (1993)
Blue Moon : Spencer, J. (1993)
Dancing with the Bad Boys : Bad Boys Blue (1993)
More Feelings : Fausto Papetti (1993)
Moments to Remember : Roger Williams (1993)
Knife & a Fork : Kip Anderson (1993)
Revolving Bandstand : Tito Puente/Buddy Morrow (1993)
Hot Sauce : Juan Amalbert & His Latin Jazz Quintet (1993)
My Funny Valentine- The Rodgers & Hart Songbook : Various Artists (1993)
Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1 : Billie Holiday (1993)
Art of Blakey : Message (1993)
Rodgers & Hart Songbook : Various Artists (1993)
Midnight- Time for Love : After Hours (1993)
We'll Have Manhattan (The Rodgers & Hart Songbook) : Various Artists (1993)
Song of the Hawk : Coleman Hawkins (1994)
Verve Jazz Masters 12- Billie Holiday : Billie Holiday (1994)
American Songbook Series- Rodgers & Hart : Various Artists (1994)
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers : Frankie Lymon (1994)
Little Jazz- The Best of Verve Years : Roy Eldridge (1994)
Doo Wop Box : Various Artists Various Artists (1994)
Rhino R&B Box- 30 Years of Rhythm and Blues : Various Artists (1994)
Super Sonic Sounds : Ossie Scott (1994)
Great American Songwriters, Vol. 3- Rodgers & Hart : Various Artists (1994)
The Colpix-Dimension Story : Various Artists (The Marcels) (1994)
It's Now or Never- Tribute to Elvis : Various Artists (1994)
Great American Songbook : Billie Holiday (1994)
Rock & Roll : Sinners (1994)
Best of the Big Bands : Benny Goodman (1995)
Complete RCA Victor Revolving Bandstand : Tito Puente (1995)
Brass from Tijuana : Brass from Tijuana (1995)
Tone Poems 2 : David Grisman (1995)
Spotlight Series, Vol. 1- Colpix Record : Various Artists (1995)
Morning Song : John Stubblefield (1995)
Great American Songwriters, Vols. 1-5 : Various Artists (1995)
Songs that Won the War, Vol. 7- Salute to the Stagedoor Canteen : Various Artists (1995)
Original : Ventures (1995)
Benny Goodman and His Great Vocalists : Benny Goodman (1995)
Grease : Grease (1995)
Memorial for Glenn Miller, Vol. 1 : Big Band Orchestra (1995)
Live at the Blue Note : Stephane Grappelli (1996)
Mel Tormé Collection : Mel Torme (1996)
Get Out of My Way : Estrada Brothers (1996)
Deep in a Dream : Connee Boswell (1996)
Hits of '35 : Hits of '35 (1996)
Leading Men, Vol. 1- Masters of Style : Various Artists (1996)
Rodgers & I Soundtrack : Charles Tichenor (1996)
Complete Rodgers & Hart Songbook : Various Artists (1996)
McKinley Time : Ray McKinley (1996)
Elvis Presley '56 : Elvis Presley (1996)
102% Reggae : Various Artists (1996)
23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees South : Stan Kenton (1996)
Non Stop Jukebox : Jive Bunny (1996)
1944 : Cozy Cole (1996)
Complete Roulette Recordings : Buddy Knox & Jimmy Bowen (1996)
Memorial for Glenn Miller : Glen Miller (1996)
Taking It to Hart : Ian Shaw (1996)
Guitare a Un Nom : Django Reinhardt (1996)
Swinging Stereo in Studio A : George Siravo (1996)
Surfing/Colorful Ventures : Ventures (1996)
All His Hits : Earl Bostic (1996)
Dream Dancing in Hawaii : Ray Anthony (1997)
Walk Don't Run- All-Time Greatest Hits : Ventures (1997)
Lucid : Freddy Jones Band (1997)
I'm in the Mood for Love : Frances Langford (1997)
Sun Jammin' : Various Artists (1997)
First Recordings : Oscar Peterson (1997)
Simply Gold : Various Artists (1997)
Rock 'N' Roll Years : Conway Twitty (1997)
Love Collection : Chelsea Strings (1997)
You Had to Be There! : Mark & Brian (1997)
Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Vols : Ella Fitzgerald (1997)
Hurry on Down : Benny Waters (1997)
Music for Gracious Living, Vol. 2- Instrumental Themes : Various Artists (1997)
Flavors of Jazz : Various Artists (1997)
Swing Summit- Passing the Torch : Various Artists (1997)
Hot Summer Nights : Danny Wright (1997)
Debut Records Story : Debut Records Story (1997)
Standards by Mel Tormé : Mel Torme (1997)
Best of George Shearing, Vol. 2 (1960-69) : George Shearing (1997)
Gone with the Woodwinds! : Lyle Murphy (1997)
Sax by Candlelight, Vol. 2 : Golden Sax Ensemble (1997)
Favourite Dish : Sally Barker (1997)
Platinum (A Life in Music) : Elvis Presley (1997)
Legends of Acid Jazz : Richard "Groove" Holmes (1997)
Telepathic Last Words : Course of Empire (1998)
Touch of Platinum : Elvis Presley (1998)
Intimate Stories : Clark Terry (1998)
A&E Biography : Mel Torme (1998)
Songs from the Heart : Tony Bennett (1998)
Parent Trap : Parent Trap (1998)
Songs from Grease : Various Artists (1998)
Complete Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks : Ella Fitzgerald (199?)
Brownie- The Complete Emarcy Recordings : Clifford Brown (199?)
Billy May Sessions : Nat King Cole (199?)
Theme from "A Summer Place" : Percy Faith Orchestra (19??)
Great Standards, Vol. 4 : Great Jazz Trio (19??)
Beautiful Friendship : Gerald Wiggins (19??)
MGM Years : Billy Eckstine (19??)
Concert Years : Ella Fitzgerald (19??)
Mystery Train Soundtrack : Various Artists (19??)
Strangers in the Night : Bert Kaempfert (19??)
Debut Rarities, Vol. 2 : Charles Mingus (19??)
On the Road : Louis Armstrong (19??)
Groovin' High : Dizzy Gillespie (19??)
Complete Sun Sessions : Elvis Presley (19??)
George Wright at the Mighty New York Paramount Theater Organ : George Wright (19??)
Golden Classics : Don Julian & The Meadowlarks (19??)
That's My Kick & Gemini : Erroll Garner (19??)
Compact Jazz : Mel Torme (19??)
Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Vol. 2 : Ella Fitzgerald (19??)
Spotlight on Great Gentlemen of Song : Mel Torme (19??)
1924-1937 : Coleman Hawkins (19??)
Complete Young Oscar Peterson : Oscar Peterson (19??)

Performance History

Performed once only with members of Jefferson Airplane on 7th September 1969.

Notes

Written in 1934.

Some sources claim that this was one of very few songs written by Rodgers & Hart that was not intended for a musical or film.

Others though give the following history. The prototype of the song, named Make Me A Star, was written for a Jean Harlow film that was not completed.

The song was then reworked, as The Bad In Every Man, for Shirley Ross to sing in the 1934 film, Manhattan Melodrama but was not included in the final version of the film.

Finally it was reworked with no film or show in prospect as Blue Moon.

It has subsequently been used in many films though including; East Side, West Side in 1950, With A Song In My Heart in 1952, Grease, Fellini's 8(, Scorsese's New York, New York and An American Werewolf In London which used three versions of the song, by The Marcels, Bobby Vinton and Sam Cooke.

It was the theme tune for the radio series Hollywood Hotel.