The song of the day for Sunday, April 30, 2023, is “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”
We are happy to celebrate the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson! Happy birthday!
About This Song
“On The Sunny Side of the Street” was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and 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” with Willie Nelson in 2011 for Duets II. It was arranged by Marion Evans.
“On the Sunny Side of the Street,” as well as Duets II is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the video they made for Duets II.