I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

Latest update on 21/02/2016

Artist: Frances Langford
Author: Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
Label: Paramount
Year: 1935

Introduced it in film Every Night At Eight; her recording for Brunswick followed Little Jack Little's and Bob Crosby's.

Covers:

1935:

Little Jack Little [n°1 US; first recording (Columbia), sung by him]

1935:

Bob Crosby

1935:

Louis Armstrong

1940s:

Spike Jones

1944:

King Cole Trio

1946:

Billy Eckstine

1949:

James Moody [his sax solo and a mid-song piano break by Thor Swanerud, live in Stockholm, inspired Eddie Jefferson for a vocal version as Moody's Mood For Love ('52)]

1950:

Charlie Parker

1951:

Erroll Garner

1952:

King Pleasure [n°2 R&B as Moody's Mood For Love (extra vocal: Blossom Dearie); Pleasure had heard Eddie Jefferson sing his version live at the Cincinnati Cotton Club]

1952:

Tommy Dorsey [idem]

1953:

Art Tatum

1953:

Doris Day

1954:

Sarah Vaughan

1955:

Julie London

1955:

Nappy Brown

1957:

Louis Prima [with Keely Smith]

1957:

Fats Domino

1959:

Flamingos

1959:

Brook Benton

1961:

Shirley Bassey

1961:

Sacha Distel

1961:

Chimes

1963:

Lord Tanamo [Ska version]

1964:

Georgie Fame [as Moody's Mood For Love]

1969:

Esther Phillips

1980:

George Benson [as Moody's Mood For Love on hit album Give Me The Night (vocal: Blossom Dearie)]

1993:

Van Morrison [idem; like King Pleasure elaborating on James Moody's version]

1996:

Charlie Watts

1999:

Lucky Thompson

1999:

Bryan Ferry

2001:

Jools Holland [with Jamiroquai, copying Lord Tanamo's version]

2003:

Rod Stewart

2003:

Barbra Streisand

2003:

Amy Winehouse [as Moody's Mood For Love, bonus track cd Frank]

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