The song of the day for Sunday, June 22, 2014 is “Street of Dreams.”
About This Song
“Street of Dreams” was written in 1932 by Victor Young (music) and Sam M. Lewis (lyrics). It’s a classic depression-era song that simultaneously has a nice, upbeat and bouncy melody with hopeful, but somewhat gritty lyrics. All of that combines to make a nifty jazz song. The song was first popularized by the Russ Columbo recording. It has also been recorded by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Stan Kenton, The Ink Spots, Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Street of Dreams” with Ralph Sharon on one of my favorite of Bennett’s albums: Tony Sings For Two. Every song is wonderful including this one.
“Street of Dreams,” as well as the album Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.