The song of the day for Thursday, November 8, 2018, is “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”
About This Song
“On The Sunny Side of the Street” was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields in 1930. The song was one of the first in a series of cheerful songs to try to cheer people up over the Great Depression. It has proven popular with singers, who love the wonderful Fields lyrics, and jazz players, who love McHugh’s swingy tune.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in 1967 for Tony Makes It Happen! The very fine arrangement is by the great Marion Evans.
On the Sunny Side of the Street – Remastered, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“On the Sunny Side of the Street,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.