Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Sunny Side of the Street

Throughout his life, Bob Crane maintained a happy, "sunny" personality. A school friend once explained, "Bob had a way about him that could brighten the darkest day... We could use some of his sunshine now!"

The 1930 jazz hit "The Sunny Side of the Street" fits Bob's personality well. It has been performed by many music greats, including Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, and others. Here, Bob jokes, sings, and drums along with an arrangement of the tune by Woody Herman and His Quartet, as it aired over KNX-CBS Radio in March 1962.

"The Sunny Side of the Street" / Bob Crane on Drums
Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio
March 9, 1962