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Doris Day for her album By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Columbia Records, 1953. Gordon MacRae and June Hutton – included in their album By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). Jackie Wilson, Recorded in New York City on July 12, 1957. B-side to Reet Petite, a single released by Brunswick Records (1957). The song was featured in a 1931 Fleischer Studios "Follow the bouncing ball" cartoon, that featured Betty Boop and the voice of Eddie Cantor. An earlier Fleischer cartoon "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (1926) was released in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process, as part of the Song Car-Tunes series. In a 1952 episode of I Love Lucy, "Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song", the song was sung by Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance), while the characters were auditioning for Ricky's "Gay Nineties Revue".
Both albums (and I'll See You in My Dreams, too, for that matter) contain Day's studio recordings of songs featured in her motion pictures of the same titles, and By the Light of the Silvery Moon was the sequel to On Moonlight Bay, both films following the romantic adventures of a couple played by Day and Gordon MacRae in the years. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee. Henry I. Marshall, Stanley Murphy.
I agree that it was "The Greatest Generation" and that time was part of the Golden Age of Entertainment that we shall never see again, sadly. The world was far from perfect, back then, but it's even further from perfect now, in my own opinion. This song is the title song of the same film name "By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)" and is a sequel to "On Moonlight Bay (1951). Both are great films and highly recommended.
Gordon MacRae and Doris Day, By the Light of the Silvery Moon. By the Light of the Silvery Moon is the tuneful follow-up to the very popular 1951 hit for Warner Brothers, On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, it recalls another time and place in America, directly after World War I, bathing it in a nostalgic warmth and glow in stunning technicolor and reassembling most of the cast from the earlier film. The characters and story are very loosely based on the Penrod series of stories written by Booth Tarkington. Marjorie and Bill, the sweethearts of the piece, are played by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, in their fifth and final screen pairing. They harmonize beautifully and play their scenes with genuine and totally unaffected warmth and believability. Watching Day, it’s easy to see why she held the lofty position within the industry that she held for so long.
Skilled farceurs Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe and . Cuddles Sakall deliver lots of laughs. And the Gershwins, Vincent Youmans, Harry Warren and other Tin Pan Alley greats supply wonderful melodies, including the title tune, Do, Do, Do, I Only Have Eyes for You, I Want to Be Happy and lots more. Gordon MacRae was a gifted vocalist in his own right, and harmonizes very well with Day. Gene Nelson was a very gifted dancer, and this film really lets him tear it up. To me, he is a cross between Gene Kelly and Russ Tamblyn.