The song of the day for Saturday, April 9, 2022, is “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon).”
About This Song
“East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)” was written in 1934 by Princeton undergraduate Brooks Bowman for a Princeton Triangle Club production. After graduating from Princeton in 1936, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a songwriter for Selznick International Pictures. In 1937, he was offered a contract to return to the East Coast to form a songwriting team. Sadly, he died in an automobile accident that year, just a few days before his 24th birthday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)” in 1992 for his album in tribute to Frank Sinatra, Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon wrote the arrangement.
“East of the Sun (and West of the Moon),” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.