The song of the day for Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is “East of the Sun.”
About This Song
“East of the Sun” was written in 1934 by Brooks Bowman, a student at Princeton University, for a student musical production called Stags at Bay, produced by the Princeton Triangle Club. The song had a 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.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “East of the Sun” in 1992 for album of songs often sung by Frank Sinatra, Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon wrote the arrangement.
“East of the Sun,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from Apple Music.