Bees’ Knees Dance is pleased to bring you our latest feature: Song of the Week!


SONG: On The Sunny Side of the Street

ARTIST: In this version, Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie

DESCRIPTION: There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of fantastic versions of this song. The version I’d like to call to your attention this week is a more contemporary recording. Ella teamed up with Count Basie to make a really excellent album that includes some great practice tunes at slower tempos, really nice for new dancers.

In 2002, Steven Mitchell was using this Ella & Basie album for a lot of his classes in the Herrang Dance Camp. After the camp, many of the Russian dancers tried all that year to get their hands on the album but without success. The next summer, Steven was kind enough to give them his copy of the CD.