SHINE ON HARVEST MOON

Latest update on 29/01/2013

Artist: Harry MacDonough & Miss Walton
Author: Jack Norworth/Nora Bayes-Norworth
Label: Victor
Year: 1909

N°1 US. Introduced one year earlier by vaudeville couple Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 (see footnote). They cut it for Victor in 1910 but that version was never released. With Albert Von Tilzer, Jack cowrote Take Me Out To The Ball Game, his wife Nora popularized it in her act. In her revue, young George Gershwin made his first appearance as a pianist. In 1917 her version of George M. Cohen's Over There became the biggest war hit.

Covers:

1909:

Ada Jones & Billy Murray [n°1 US]

1909:

Henry Burr & Frank Stanley [n°2 US]

1910:

Arthur Pryor

1931:

Ethel Waters

1933:

Ruth Etting [in film Along Came Ruth]

1938:

Benny Goodman

1938:

Tommy Dorsey

1939:

Louis Prima [in film Rose Of Washington Square]

1939:

Oliver Hardy [in film The Flying Deuces]

1943:

Kate Smith

1944:

Dennis Morgan [in film of the same name, portraiting both authors' lives]

1947:

Count Basie

1955:

Four Aces

1955:

Judy Garland

1956:

Carmen Cavallaro [in The Eddy Duchin Story]

1957:

Coleman Hawkins

1958:

Mitch Miller

1961:

Isley Brothers

1961:

Rosemary Clooney

1962:

Sonny Stitt

1974:

Liza Minnelli

1977:

Leon Redbone

1987:

Tiny Tim

1993:

Beau Hunks

2004:

Asylum Street Spankers

2005:

Bobby Bare

Shine On Harvest Moon was also the first hit coming out of the Ziegfeld Follies (since 1907). Until then a Broadway revue combined sentiment, extravaganza and burlesque. Florence Ziegfeld Jr. and his Follies added girls to it, not just a few but lines and lines of beauties.

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