Sunday, August 7, 2011

"On The Sunny Side Of The Street"

OK, back to the 30's: This '30 McHugh/Fields bouncy, cheerful and optimistic jazz standard became a welcome relief to depression-weary listeners. It debuted on the short-lived B-way musical "Lew Leslie's International Revue". Harry Richman and Ted Lewis and His Orchestra charted with it in '30. The best-known version came in '45 by Tommy Dorsey and The Sentimentalists. My favorite happens to be Willie Nelson's on his '78 "Stardust" album.

Yesterday's answer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine".

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