On The Sunny Side of the Street
Composer: Dorothy Fields
Film / TV
1923 to 1949
Submitted by: Russell Ambrose
"On the Sunny Side of the Street" (1930) is a song with music composed by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, which was introduced in the Broadway musical Lew Leslie`s International Revue, starring Harry Richman and Gertrude Lawrence.
Having become a jazz standard, it was played (usually as an instrumental) by such greats as Ted Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Errol Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum and Count Basie.