Moonlight Feels Right

I’ve always loved this song. It was written and originally sung by Bruce Blackman with the band Starbuck in 1976.

Upon first hearing it I was immediately enchanted by the unusual chord changes, groundbreaking synth work and the blazing marimba solo played by the late Bo Wagner. Cool vibe, pop-fest!

Here’s my take on this classic fave.

-Mike

Lyrics

The wind blew some luck in my direction
I caught it in my hands today
I finally made a tricky French connection
You winked and gave me your O.K.

I’ll take you on a trip beside the ocean
And drop the top at Chesapeake Bay
Ain’t nothing like the sky to dose a potion
The moon’ll send you on your way

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

We’ll lay back and observe the constellations
And watch the moon smilin’ bright
I’ll play the radio on southern stations
‘Cause southern belles are hell at night

You say you came to Baltimore from Ole Miss
Class of seven-four, gold ring
The eastern moon looks ready for a wet kiss
To make the tide rise again

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

We’ll see the sun come up on Sunday morning
And watch it fade the moon away
I guess you know I’m giving you a warning
‘Cause me and moon are itching to play

I’ll take you on a trip beside the ocean
And drop the top at Chesapeake Bay
Ain’t nothin’ like the sky to dose a potion
The moon’ll send you on your way

Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right
Moonlight feels right

My outro piece:

Can you feel the moonlight
Raining down upon us
Soft and warm and flowing
Over you and me

See the ocean glowing
Feel the wind inviting
Everybody to be
Safe and free

Credits

All vocals, instruments, arrangement, engineering, mixing, mastering by Mike Lorello

Equipment Used

-Roland TD-11K E-Drums

-Jay Terser Hofner Violin style Bass

-James Tyler Variax Guitar

-Fender Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar

– Arturia Piano V2

-Abbey Road Keyboards Challen Piano

-AAS Lounge Lizard Rhodes

-Korg Polysix

-Datsounds OB-Xd

-Arturia Solina

-East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra

-Tanpura

-Neumann U87 Microphone

Roland TD 11K

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7 Replies to “Moonlight Feels Right”

  1. I loved this song Mike, I am going to send it toMichael in Florida. He loves guitars and drums. He is more proficient in guitar playing. I wish he did more with his talent ….Joan DiSilvestro

  2. From the very first time we played together some 47 (yikes!) years ago I knew you were going to be one of the the most musically talented people I would ever meet…….nothing’s changed Mike! Keep the music flowing brother! Selfishly…. I’d love to hear a remake of NYC…..

    1. Wow. Thanks Rick! Funnily enough, it was my good friend Tom McEntee who set me on a search for my roots by asking for a copy of NYC! I thought the one I originally did wasn’t up to my current standards, so I knocked off a remake of it. It brought me back to what I originally started out doing, and here we are. I’ve got another cover coming in August, and then some originals after that. Thanks for the kind words and for all the good times!

  3. Please please please send me a copy of NYC as well! And if you still looking to revisit those oldies consider redoing “Been a Long Day” (Not sure if that’s the right title but you know which one i mean) Another one of my favorites from long ago!

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