HOW HIGH THE MOON

Latest update on 02/05/2016

Artist: Eunice Healy & Co
Author: Morgan Lewis/Nancy Hamilton
Year: 1940

Introduced by Eunice Healy, Virginia Bolen, Norton Dean, Kathryn Kimber, Richard Smart, Robert Smith and Tommy Wonder in Broadway revue Two For The Show, the sequel to One For The Money from '39.

Covers:

1940:

Benny Goodman [first recording (Columbia); vocal by Helen Forrest]

1940:

Freddy Rich [vocal: Rosemary Calvin]

1940:

Larry Clinton

1940:

Harry James

1940:

Richard Himber

1940:

Mitchell Ayres

1942:

Lionel Hampton

1944:

Dizzy Gillespie

1944:

Barney Bigard [with Shelly Manne]

1945:

Les Paul [without Mary Ford on a V-Disc]

1945:

Django Reinhardt

1946:

Don Byas [influenced Sonny Rollins]

1947:

Ella Fitzgerald [and several times afterwards]

1948:

Stan Kenton

1948:

Coleman Hawkins

1950:

Charlie Parker [his Ornitology is also loosely based on How High The Moon]

1951:

Les Paul & Mary Ford [n°1 US; first successful guitar and vocals overdubs in recorded history]

1954:

Dave Brubeck

1960:

Mel Tormé

1961:

Marvin Gaye

1963:

Floyd Cramer

1963:

Chuck Berry

1964:

Rob De Nijs [as 'n Egoist]

1975:

Gloria Gaynor

1981:

Bireli Lagrene

1981:

Emmylou Harris

1984:

Manhattan Transfer

2011:

Jeff Beck [vocal: Imelda May]

So many jazz covers the song was nicknamed 'The Bop Hymn'.

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