The song of the day for Saturday, January 22, 2022, 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 for 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 his album Tony Makes It Happen! Marion Evans wrote the arrangements conducted the orchestra for this album.
“On The Sunny Side of the Street,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen! is available on Apple Music.