The song of the day for Thursday, May 24, 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 introduced in Lew Leslie’s International Revue. 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 “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen!. The entire album was arranged by our good friend and fellow Alabamian, Marion Evans.
“On The Sunny Side of the Street,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.
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