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Blue Moon was written in 1933 by the iconic song-writing team Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. It was first written for the 1933 film The Hollywood Revue under the title Prayer, however due to production changes the piece was excluded from the film. It was again used in the 1934 film Manhattan Melodrama under the title The Bad In Every Man. When song publisher Jack Robbins had Hart write more commercial lyrics to the piece it became Blue Moon. It became a massive hit and his most popular song.

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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