Who Sang On the Sunny Side of the Street? Ella Fitzgerald & The Count Basie Orchestra

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Release information
Release Date: 1963-9
length: 3:45
recording engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone: Frank Foster and Marshall Royal
flute: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
piano: Count Basie
double bass: Buddy Catlett
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
guitar: Freddie Green
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
trombone: Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Grover Mitchell and Urbie Green
trumpet: Sonny Cohn
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
Walked with no one and talked with no one
And I had nothing but shadows
Then one morning you passed
And I brightened at last
Now I greet the day and complete the day
With the sun in my heart
All my worry blew away
When you taught me how to say

Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street
Can't you hear a pitter-pat?
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade
With those blues on parade
But I'm not afraid
This Rover crossed over

If I never have a cent
I'd be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street
Grab your street

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2 'Deed I Do
  • 3 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 4 Them There Eyes
  • 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Satin Doll
  • 8 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 9 Shiny Stockings
  • 10 My Last Affair
  • 11 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street