Song of the Day: Johnny Smith, “Moonlight In Vermont”

Jazz guitarist Johnny Smith was born 100 years ago today. He’s probably best known for writing the song "Walk, Don’t Run", which became a hit for Chet Atkins and The Ventures, but since I just used that song, I felt to choose another. "Moonlight In Vermont" was the title track from Johnny’s 1956 album, which also featured Stan Getz on saxophone.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Johnny Smith, “Moonlight In Vermont”

  1. p.s. My kids both played the sax. My son was mostly a great guitarist in jazz bands and other bands. My daughter teaches music in Green Bay. But they both played it. Great instrument.

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    1. He’s best known for “Walk, Don’t Run,” but I’m finding all his stuff is good. I didn’t hear about him until a couple of years ago, and I love his stuff.

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