When an 85-year-old Tony Bennett appeared on the BBC's Later...With Jools Holland
in October 2011, he said Jimmy McHugh wrote two great songs, and this was one of them.
"On the Sunny Side Of The Street" was written in 1930 with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and was introduced in Lew Leslie's International Revue
; its first public performance was at the Majestic Theater, New York City on February 25 that year wherein it was performed by Harry Richman, and though the show was a relative flop, closing after 95 performances, "On the Sunny Side Of The Street" became a jazz standard, and has been widely recorded by non-jazz artists.
Alexander Baron - London, England