Cast your spell upon my lover;
Under this starlit cover,
Use all your magic charms.


Put an end to all my sorrows,
Bless me with sweet tomorrows,
Bring back my love to me.

This version Moon Ray by Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra (including Ben Webster on sax), and arranged by Wilson, with Jean Eldridge singing, is enthralling. She also sang with Ellington (but can I find a picture of her?!?) YouTube has Artie Shaw, who co-wrote the song, with Helen Forrest singing, but Wilson’s version – he taught at the Julliard  in later years – far surpasses it. It was the B side of a 78 Columbia foxtrot.

Moon Ray               on 78 rpm

P.S. Here’s some of Eldridge singing with what became the Ellington band, then under Cootie Williams’ leadership.

Like A Ship In The Night – Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters

Mississippi Dreamboat – Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters