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On the Sunny Side of the Street

#1 Post by Roy » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:15 pm

This is another one of those songs that I love all versions. Anyway I know this girl who lives on Sunnyside street in Chicago, she's a non dancer jazz fan who hangs out at the Green Mill Lounge. On her message recording she has this song on her recording. She didn't believe me when I told her I had at least 10 versions of the song. I went home and checked my hard drive and I have 15 versions on my hard drive, probably more on CD's that I haven't loaded yet. So, I decieded I would burn them all and give them to her for next time she wants to record a message.

The 15 versions I know I have are:

Jay McShann; Duke Robilland
Louis Armstong
Lionel Hampton
Count Basie; Milt Jackson
Dizzie Gillespie; Joe Carroll
Yoko Noge
Cozy Cole
Franz Jackson
McShann's Kaycee Stompers
Joe Carroll
Kermit Ruffins
Oscar Peterson trio; Lester Young
Harry Connick Jr
Tommy Dorsey
Karen Capo

Surprisingly I don't have an Ella version because that's a version she has on her recording.

My favorite version is McShann's Kaycee Stompers from 1944.

How many versions of this song do you have? and what's your favorite?

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#2 Post by Matthew » Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:35 pm

I love that song. I've got around 10 versions, including the Ella version with Basie, from the CD that's titled after the song. My favorite is either Duke Heitger's version from his CD, Rhythm Is Our Business, or a Billie Holiday version I have.

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#3 Post by SpuzBal » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:54 pm

Has anybody seen the Far Side cartoon about that song?
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#4 Post by Bob the Builder » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:00 am

I just love the Goodman / Lee version,
Album: Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings 1941-1947
Recorded on the 24th Dec 41 arranged by Mel Powell.
To me it just shows off the fantastic talent that Benny had on Clarinet and Peggy's vocal control is just fantastic. It's probably my favourite recording Lee with the Goodman Band in the early 40's.

The song it self came from a Broadway musical called International Revue and was a Jones Francis McHugh, Dorothy Fields composition.

I also really like the Ella and Basie 15/07/1963 recording at A&R Studios, New York City - Count Basie Orchestra backing - Arrangement by Quincy Jones.

I also have Roy Milton, Chick Web (2 recordings) Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Tom Cunningham, Louis Prima, Jay McShann and Tommy Dorsey doing it.

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I also have Roy Milton, Chick Web (2 recordings) Armstong, Nat King Cole, Tom Cunningham, Louis Prima, Jay McShann and Tommy Dorsey doing it.
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#5 Post by CafeSavoy » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:39 am

a few more versions:



Song Title Time Artist Album
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 3:13 Benny Goodman Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings 1941-1947
On the Sunny Side of the Street (132) 3:12 Benny Goodman The Yale University Music Library, Vol. III Benny Goodman Big Band in Europe
On the Sunny Side of the Street (118) 3:04 Billie Holiday Priceless Jazz Sampler 3
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:49 Chick Webb Living Era: Chick Webb & His Orchestra: Stompin' At The Savoy
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 5:52 Claude Hopkins Prestige Swingville - OJC Sampler
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:51 Diana Krall Stepping Out
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:46 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie In Paris
On The Sunny Side of the Street (137 bpm) 3:09 Dizzy Gillespie The Champ
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (126) (s/s) 2:14 Duke Ellington J.A.T.P. Greatest Jazz Concert In The World - Disc 3
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 3:51 Duke Heitger Rhythm Is Our Business
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:15 Eddie Heywood The Chronological Eddie Heywood 1944
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (114) (s/s) 2:22 Ella Fitzgerald J.A.T.P. In Tokyo (2 of 2)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (104) 3:03 Ella Fitzgerald On the Sunny Side of the Street (with Count Basie)
On The Sunny Side of The Street (118'') 2:20 Ella Fitzgerald The Concert Years - Disc One
On The Sunny Side of the Street (92') 3:14 Ernestine Anderson &George Shearing, A Perfect Match['88]
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 6:58 Ernestine Anderson Love Makes The Changes
On the Sunny Side of the Street (108 bpm) (s/s) 2:36 Frankie Laine
On The Sunny Side of the Street (120'') 3:32 Harry James The Uncollected Harry James and his Orchestra 1943-1946
On the Sunny Side of the Street (171 bpm) 3:49 Helen Humes On the Sunny Side of the Street
On the Sunny Side of the Street (117 bpm8s) 4:35 Illinois Jacquet Bottoms Up
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:37 Illinois Jacquet Jacquet's Street
Sunny Side Of The Street (113 bpm) 4:57 Jay McShann Still Jumpin' The Blues
On the Sunny Side of the Street (120 bpm) (s/s) 5:46 Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (149 bpm) 2:52 Joe Carroll Man With A Happy Sound
On The Sunny Side of the Street (100 bpm) 3:00 Johnny Hodges Used To Be Duke
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:50 King Cole Quartet Savoy On Central Avenue
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 5:38 Leroy Vinnegar Leroy Walks!
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 3:28 Lester Young Classic Jazz
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (100) - Marie Bryant ['44] 3:06 Lester Young Los Angeles To New York
On The Sunny SIde Of The Street (105) 3:22 Lester Young The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio
On The Sunny SIde Of The Street 3:27 Lester Young The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ['52]
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (108) - Bing Crosby 2:44 Lionel Hampton 1945-1946
Sunny Side Of the Street (122) 4:39 Lionel Hampton 50th Anniversary Concert ['78]
Sunny Side Of The Street (129'') 4:43 Lionel Hampton At Newport '78 - All Star Band
On the Sunny Side of the Street 3:15 Lionel Hampton Hot Mallets - Vol 1
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (100 bpm) 5:50 Louis Armstrong The Best Of The Decca Years Vol 1 - The Singer
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:38 Nat King Cole The Trio Recordings - Vol. 2
On the Sunny Side of the Street 5:50 Paul Quinichette On The Sunny Side
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (128 bpm) 6:55 Roy Eldridge Happy Time
On The Sunny Side of the Street (134 bpm) 4:45 Slam Stewart Slam Bam
On the Sunny Side of the Street 5:43 Sonny Rollins Sonny Side Up
On the Sunny Side of the Street (110) 2:53 Steve Tyrell A New Standard
On the Sunny Side of the Street (122) 2:26 Teddy Charles A Salute to Hamp
On the Sunny Side of The Street 4:44 Terence Blanchard Lets Get Lost
On the Sunny Side of the Street (128'') 5:34 The New York Allstars Broadway
On The Sunny Side of the Street (130 bpm) 6:04 Yoko Noge & The Jazz Me Blues Band Thrill Me


p.s. i'll check on my other computer for more versons.

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#6 Post by mousethief » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:58 am

Just a few, huh, Rayned?

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#7 Post by wheresmygravy » Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:19 pm

I picked up the Helen Hume's CD of the same name in New Orleans. It's a fun little live version with Buddy Tate on Sax and Jay McShann on Piano

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#8 Post by djstarr » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:25 pm

I love dancing to the Dizzy Gillepsie version - anyone know who sings on it? Sounds like two or three people.

I also like the version on Ernestine's new CD Love Makes the Changes.

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#9 Post by Yakov » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:17 am

i indeed love this song. it's a lot of fun to sing. there's a lot of open "space" in the melody and lyrics for screwing around with the words & rhythms and stuff.

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#10 Post by mousethief » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:46 am

djstarr wrote:I love dancing to the Dizzy Gillepsie version - anyone know who sings on it? Sounds like two or three people.
Joe Carroll, for one.

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#11 Post by julius » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:03 pm

for the record, i disapprove of burning music for other people. buy her a cd!

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#12 Post by russell » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:58 pm

In the movie "Tap" with Gregory Hines one of the old guys does a great version of Sunny Side of the Street. The movie has a soundtrack out but I can't find a track listing for it (yet).

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#13 Post by Swifty » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:13 am

russell wrote:In the movie "Tap" with Gregory Hines one of the old guys does a great version of Sunny Side of the Street. The movie has a soundtrack out but I can't find a track listing for it (yet).
It's not on the soundtrack.

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#14 Post by shortyjul » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:22 am

Swifty wrote:
russell wrote:In the movie "Tap" with Gregory Hines one of the old guys does a great version of Sunny Side of the Street. The movie has a soundtrack out but I can't find a track listing for it (yet).
It's not on the soundtrack.

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#15 Post by SweetLowdown » Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:00 pm

There is a really great 1957 blue version by Sidney Bechet off the Jazz at Storyville album. Even if you never DJ it, listen to it.

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