Blue Moon

Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; music by Richard Rodgers (1934)

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Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)


Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1968: During the opening chaos of the 4/20 Fillmore East show, the Mothers whip out an odd little medley consisting of "The Rite of Spring" into this. The piece opens with what sounds like instruments being tuned, followed by instruments being randomly played, before a rather hazy version of "Rite of Spring" emerges. Shortly after this is established, one of the horn players begins blowing a low and sultry version of "Blue Moon". The remainder of the band continues doing its own thing, a very out-of-place "Blue Moon" emanates from the horn section, and the listener checks his ears to make sure he's hearing things right. Another one of the great examples of Frank's mix-and-match attitude towards music, and the startling results it creates. [Charles Ulrich adds: "I know all bridges sound alike, but I think they are actually playing the bridge of "I'm In The Mood For Love" in the middle of "Blue Moon".]


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