BLUE MOON * GEORGE LARNYOH AND LOVE CHILDREN * HARRY J 6708 * UK
The melody of Blue Moon with different lyrics was originally written by Rodgers and Hart for the musical Hollywood Party in 1933, but it wasn't until 1935, and three different re-writes, that the song "Blue moon/you saw me standing alone, without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own" sung by Connie Boswell, first appeared. The tune was very popular throughout the 1950's 60's and 70's with Jamaican musicians and audiences alike as part of or all the melody line is often used as a riff or woven into another melody (an early form of sampling?) on tracks from the earliest Pre Ska recordings to date. It's popularity on the Island must be, at least in part, due to Lyn Hope's divine version which often turns up as a Jamaican boot from all different periods.
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