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The Mavericks — Blue Moon
Album: Music For All Occasions
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Released: 1995
Length: 3:58
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Blue moon
Ooh-ooh-oooh...
Ooh-ooh-oooh...
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

Oooh...ooh-ooh
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You saw me someone standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Oooh...ooh-ooh
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
Oooh...ooh-ooh
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Without a love of my own

La luna
Esta, en el cielo
Con todas las estrellas
Riendo muy elegante
Oooh...ooh-ooh
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Without a love of my own

Oooh...ooh-ooh
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
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Wow. My mom passed away 2 weeks ago and this was her favorite song. Good to hear it!
vinomori wrote:
Nobody here is old enough to get that this is an EXACT cover of Elvis' version of this song. Down to matching E's falsetto "ad lib" to the note. From Elvis' very first album ELVIS PRESLEY.
Wow, I thought this was Elvis....
if i didnt know...quite a close kin to roy orbison...
NutsyUK wrote:
Crap... Runs to long... ANd im glad they failed to brake into the UK market... The track they tryed it with make me sick to the teeth....
Good lord, what a quasimodo. I can practically see them drooling all over the keyboard while pounding this out.
Some parts of this may make aliens' heads explode. BTW, that's the wrong CD cover shown. Yeah, I know, I already said that.
Not my favorite version, but the singer does have a beautiful voice.
I would REALLY love to hear the Elvis version played here on RP....best version IMHO
spacemoose wrote:
I have a hard time taking seriouly an opinion expressed by a person who doesn't know, for example, how to spell 'tried', or the difference between 'break' and 'brake'. I realize that there exist illiterati who can in fact think cogently, but I just have a knee jerk 'what a bozo' reaction. Typos like 'ANd' are of course forgiveable.
How about typos like "seriouly"? :biggrin:
We need more yodelling on RP. Maybe that "Lonesome Cattle Call" that opens Gus Van Zandt's My Own Private Idaho?
NutsyUK wrote:
Crap... Runs to long... ANd im glad they failed to brake into the UK market... The track they tryed it with make me sick to the teeth....
I have a hard time taking seriouly an opinion expressed by a person who doesn't know, for example, how to spell 'tried', or the difference between 'break' and 'brake'. I realize that there exist illiterati who can in fact think cogently, but I just have a knee jerk 'what a bozo' reaction. Typos like 'ANd' are of course forgiveable. Of course, regardless of the spelling, I disagree with your opinion. I like the song, and I quite like this version.
Somebody doesn't understand what makes Blue Moon popular.
NutsyUK wrote:
Crap... Runs to long... ANd im glad they failed to brake into the UK market... The track they tryed it with make me sick to the teeth....
I thought that was due to the british diet... JUST KIDDING! But if some boy came howling after MY daughter like the fella in this song, I'd introduce him to my shotgun collection.... Good tune, though.
algrif wrote:
Blue Moon is a classic popular song. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad
... On ya algrif, standard facts and popular positivity! Great song!
vinomori wrote:
Nobody here is old enough to get that this is an EXACT cover of Elvis' version of this song. Down to matching E's falsetto "ad lib" to the note. From Elvis' very first album ELVIS PRESLEY.
Blue Moon is a classic popular song. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad
Geecheeboy wrote:
Ok I bought the cd listed on this page FOR THIS SONG (regardless of the obvious fact this song was not listed... bonus track maybe?) and it was not there. It's a good album, but hey, this is not the right cd for this song.
"Blue Moon" appears on O, What a Thrill: An Introduction to the Mavericks (MCA 1940, 2001), an album not listed in the group's AMG discography (?!). I couldn't find it on any of the AMG listed releases. Go figure.
NutsyUK wrote:
Crap... Runs to long... ANd im glad they failed to brake into the UK market... The track they tryed it with make me sick to the teeth....
I didn't realize it was the music that caused that...........
Nobody here is old enough to get that this is an EXACT cover of Elvis' version of this song. Down to matching E's falsetto "ad lib" to the note. From Elvis' very first album ELVIS PRESLEY.
Ok I bought the cd listed on this page FOR THIS SONG (regardless of the obvious fact this song was not listed... bonus track maybe?) and it was not there. It's a good album, but hey, this is not the right cd for this song.
La Luna está en el cielo con todas las estrellas Brillando.. muy iluminante.
Crap... Runs to long... ANd im glad they failed to brake into the UK market... The track they tryed it with make me sick to the teeth....
Nice version of this song!
snooze-ville :sleep:
theo wrote:
OK here goes: The remarkable saga of Blue Moon epitomizes what Rodgers & Hart went through when they were under contract to M.G.M. In its first version the melody that became Blue Moon was intended for Jean Harlow to sing in Hollywood Party. It was called Prayer. Neither Miss Harlow nor Prayer appeared in Hollywood Party. In its second life the "Prayer/Blue Moon" tune was given a new lyrics and became the title song of the 1934 M.G.M film Manhattan Melodrama, which starred Clark Gable , William Powell and Myrna Loy, and was the movie that John Dillinger had been watching when he was gunned down outside the Biograph Theatre In Chicago. The song was also known as "It's Just That Kind Of Play", but was cut from the film before it was ready for release. Manhattan Melodrama Was also reasonable of the third setting of the "Prayer/ Blue Moon" tune. Under its new title "The Bad In Every Man" It was sung by Shirley Ross in the film. The fourth lyric setting of the melody came about when Jack Robbins, Head of the M.G.M.'s publishing company, liked the tune and said he would promote it if Hart would write a more commercial lyrics. The result was Blue Moon.
:clap: Cool music and I learned something new? RP rules!
RParadise wrote:
Since it was written by Rogers & Hart in the 1930s, probably for a Broadway musical, I don't know who "did the original." Unless you can find a PlayBill for the original show, we don't know. And that person may never have recorded the song, although they would have sung it 8 times a week for as long as the show ran. Where are our RadioParadise musical historians when we need them?!?
OK here goes: The remarkable saga of Blue Moon epitomizes what Rodgers & Hart went through when they were under contract to M.G.M. In its first version the melody that became Blue Moon was intended for Jean Harlow to sing in Hollywood Party. It was called Prayer. Neither Miss Harlow nor Prayer appeared in Hollywood Party. In its second life the "Prayer/Blue Moon" tune was given a new lyrics and became the title song of the 1934 M.G.M film Manhattan Melodrama, which starred Clark Gable , William Powell and Myrna Loy, and was the movie that John Dillinger had been watching when he was gunned down outside the Biograph Theatre In Chicago. The song was also known as "It's Just That Kind Of Play", but was cut from the film before it was ready for release. Manhattan Melodrama Was also reasonable of the third setting of the "Prayer/ Blue Moon" tune. Under its new title "The Bad In Every Man" It was sung by Shirley Ross in the film. The fourth lyric setting of the melody came about when Jack Robbins, Head of the M.G.M.'s publishing company, liked the tune and said he would promote it if Hart would write a more commercial lyrics. The result was Blue Moon.
I was about to scoff at those who thought Chris Isaak did a cover of this, then I looked closer and observed that they were talking about Isaak's sound or influence, not that he did this toon. Scoff! There, I scoffed at myself instead. :foot-in-mouth: This album has stood the test of time in my collection. This song is one of my least favorites from the album. Definately some better toonz, but this works ahw-rite fer me. :music:
Oh My God! This is just an excellent cover!
mistatebird wrote:
Raul Malo has a fabulous voice. Enjoyed seeing him at an intimate club last year.
How true, how true. His voice is a dream. I envy you for getting to see him, you lucky duck.
I like it, but making me ever so sleepy
Sing it Roy! err, Raul. Uh-oh. The song is not listed on the Amazon album (using the link provided)
Raul Malo has a fabulous voice. Enjoyed seeing him at an intimate club last year.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Nice try...nice voice but it's dragging. Give me me Chris Issak any day...who did the original?
Since it was written by Rogers & Hart in the 1930s, probably for a Broadway musical, I don't know who "did the original." Unless you can find a PlayBill for the original show, we don't know. And that person may never have recorded the song, although they would have sung it 8 times a week for as long as the show ran. Where are our RadioParadise musical historians when we need them?!?
ick :sick:
lester wrote:
Just love the old time stuff. But if it's not the original, why bother?
Man, gotta agree! Why listen to Led Zeppelin do Gallows Pole (Hangman), when Peter Paul and Mary already did it? Sheesh.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Click the link above for "AMG" Artist Info. Raul Malo is considered to be among the best voices of our time. When he goes off to do non-Mavericks stuff, I think it gets pretty weak, but the Cubano-Country-rock Mavericks stuff can be beautiful and kickin' too. Shares some production/songwriting personnel with Dwight Yoakam.
I agree that Raul has an unmatched voice in todays music and I have been a big fan since The Mavericks first hit the scene. Unfortunately his last solo project left me completely flat (maybe I had too high of expectations)
theo wrote:
what a piece of crap
you said it, bro!
what a piece of crap
This song always reminds me of Joe Versus the Volcano. Always liked that movie. "Thank you for my life ..." Don't usually care for the Mavs, think the dude's voice is wayyy overrated (Orbison?? Please!), but this cover is pretty reasonable.
annanyc wrote:
. . . new interpretations can be interesting and delightful and make you see the music in a new way. I like this.
I like it, too. But I'm constantly getting the feeling that RP sidesteps recordings having a history of over-exposure inside the U.S. What about the rest of us?
How often do we here a voice like this. The Mavericks have it all... great musicians, tight arrangement and otherwordly BEAUTIFUL melodies. OK,line up the shots of tequila...
Oh, the influencer of Chris Isaak....me thinks :cowboy:
Oh, the influence of Chris Isaak....me thinks :cowboy:
Not bad, but can't beat The Marcels.
lester wrote:
Just love the old time stuff. But if it's not the original, why bother?
because new interpretations can be interesting and delightful and make you see the music in a new way. I like this.
oh goodie, another howling animal.
lester wrote:
Just love the old time stuff. But if it's not the original, why bother?
yup...totally agree in this case.
Just love the old time stuff. But if it's not the original, why bother?
Great playlist this am, Bill. I was about to switch to Morning Becomes Eclectic, but the sounds are too sweet!
diane wrote:
Other than the "o-uuu" sections, this is wonderful! Very romantic voice... Makes me wonder what else The Mavericks have done.
Click the link above for "AMG" Artist Info. Raul Malo is considered to be among the best voices of our time. When he goes off to do non-Mavericks stuff, I think it gets pretty weak, but the Cubano-Country-rock Mavericks stuff can be beautiful and kickin' too. Shares some production/songwriting personnel with Dwight Yoakam.
radiojunkie wrote:
Nice! But I wish I could figure out what other song that rhythm track sounds like...I mean, other than another version of this song. It's eating away at me...must find out...
As Frank Zappa might have said, it's the magic 4-chord progression (C, Am, F, G) used by who knows how many song writers over the decades!
radiojunkie wrote:
Nice! But I wish I could figure out what other song that rhythm track sounds like...I mean, other than another version of this song. It's eating away at me...must find out...
How about "Sh-Boom (Life Could be a Dream)"?
check out the mavericks they are awesome!!! i think they are from florida
killahfunkadelic wrote:
i like the elvis version sooo much better...
that's what i'm sayin...
Nice! But I wish I could figure out what other song that rhythm track sounds like...I mean, other than another version of this song. It's eating away at me...must find out...
Other than the "o-uuu" sections, this is wonderful! Very romantic voice... Makes me wonder what else The Mavericks have done.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Shesdifferent wrote:
Nice try...nice voice but it's dragging. Give me me Chris Issak any day...who did the original?
I'll take Chris Issac.
This song gets an automatic '8' just for being an incredible song, then points are added or subtracted for the performance/rendition/interpretation/arrangement. It's hovering in at around a a 7 right now.
phhht wrote:
Marcels! Marcels! Marcels!
Wow, I was trying to remember who did it originally. Thanks!
Nice try...nice voice but it's dragging. Give me me Chris Issak any day...who did the original?
i like the elvis version sooo much better...
Wow, love Raul Malo's voice. So smoooooth. Very Chris Isaak, as noted before. Nice.
shari wrote:
very nice version of this song! I'd call it rockabilly (is that term still used?) Kinda, Roy Orbison, Chris Issak. I still like the Cowboy Junkies version too -- but I'd also love to hear the Marcels! --Shari
the idea that anyone would prefer the cowboy junkies or the marcels to elvis... pure blasphemy. this rendition comes awfully close to the king -- love it.
An appropriate song for this occasion (bedtime).
hmmmmm ... feels an awful lot like blue velvet right here right now ...
very nice version of this song! I'd call it rockabilly (is that term still used?) Kinda, Roy Orbison, Chris Issak. I still like the Cowboy Junkies version too -- but I'd also love to hear the Marcels! --Shari
Marcels! Marcels! Marcels!
:bounce:
Wow. Nice surprise...
An interesting rendition, a bastard love-child of C&W and doo-wop. Sounded like Ricky Nelson at the start. Wouldn't want to hear this often, but it's a small treat every now and then.
Bop-bop-de-bop shoo-bad-da-bad-da-ding-dong
Love the song, don't care about this version..it seems souless..but that's me
This is nice, but their butt-rocking is better.
Wow, 30 seconds into the song and someone gave it a 10.
Is this Elvis? :puke: Please make it stop! We have an animal in my neck of the woods called a Fisher Cat, that howls at night like this. It is unbearable! Some people mistake the shrill call of the Fisher Cat for that of a screaming baby. Stop this, please give us mercy......
Chris Izaak meets....
Most excellent!