“Fly Me to the Moon”

Today’s musical interlude features Mr. Cool and Smooth Nat King Cole bio in a recording from later in his career.

The song is Fly Me to the Moon. The song was written in 1954 by Bart Howard and was originally titled “In Other Words.” Howard said he wrote songs with his idol, Cole Porter, in mind, but had been performing and writing for nearly twenty years without a singular success.

First recorded by Kaye Ballard, the song became popular and was recorded and released by numerous artists. Lovely, smoky Peggy Lee had one of the most successful releases and it was Peggy who convinced Howard to make the name change to Fly Me to the Moon a formality.

 

About thejazzmonger
Music fan. All types of music but, especially Jazz, Big Band, Swing & Oldies from the 50s & early (pre-Beatle) 60s.

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