The song of the day for Thursday, September 29, 2016 is “East of the Sun (West of the Moon).”
About This Song
“East of the Sun (West of the Moon)” was written in 1934 by Bruce Bowman. who wrote “East of the Sun” while a student at Princeton University for a student musical production called Stags at Bay, produced by the Princeton Triangle Club. The song had great reception and was noted by Princeton alumnus F. Scott Fitzgerald. After his graduation from college in 1936, he worked briefly in Hollywood for the film industry, but decided to return to the East Coast. He was about to start a contract with a New York music publisher when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1937. Based on this song, I think Bowman would have been one of America’s great songwriters.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “East of the Sun (West of the Moon)” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank. The arrangement is by Ralph Sharon.
“East of the Sun (West of the Moon),” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.