The song of the day for Wednesday, December 8, 2022, is “East of the Sun (West of the Moon).”
About This Song
“East of the Sun (West of the Moon)” was written by Brooks Bowman in 1934. Bowman wrote “East of the Sun” while 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 he graduated 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
“East of the Sun (West of the Moon),” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.
Frank Sinatra recorded “East of the Sun (West of the Moon)” in 1940 when he was the boy singer for Tommy Dorsey.