|Single by Eddie Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter|
|Label||RCA Victor 6537|
|Songwriter(s)||Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel|
|Eddie Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter singles chronology|
"Canadian Sunset" is a popular song with music by jazz pianist Eddie Heywood and lyrics by Norman Gimbel. An instrumental version by Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #7 on the R&B chart in 1956. A version sung by Andy Williams was also popular that year, reaching #7 on the Billboard chart. The Sounds Orchestral, conducted by Johnny Pearson, hit the Easy Listening chart reaching #14 and the Billboard Top Hot 100 in 1965 reaching #76.
Emergence as a jazz standard
The tune has been covered by a number of jazz performers beginning in the 1960s.
- Wes Montgomery (guitar) recorded the piece with small combo. The recording features his signature octave melodic technique.
- Danny Gatton (guitar) playing with Buddy Emmons (pedal steel) produced a funky version of the tune that fit appropriately with the "Redneck Jazz" sound they developed (jazz played on instruments normally relegated to country music)
- George Shearing (piano) recorded the piece with his quintet along with an orchestral arrangement of his writing.
- Kenny Barron (piano) Trio
- Floyd Cramer (piano)
- Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) on the 1960 album Boss Tenor
- Earl Bostic (alto saxophone)
- Earl Grant (organ)
- Etta Jones (vocals) recorded this tune in her album "Something Nice" 1961
- Cedar Walton made it funky in the 1976 album Beyond Mobius
- Sam Cooke did a version on his You Send Me album
- Dean Martin recorded a version on his 1959 album A Winter Romance
- Beegie Adair (piano) recorded the piece with her trio "Moments to Remember" 2009
- Carey T. Smith recorded a version on his 2009 album Birdy
- Eddie Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter, "Canadian Sunset" chart positions Retrieved June 3, 2013
- Andy Williams, "Canadian Sunset" chart positions Retrieved June 3, 2013
- Sounds Orchestral, "Canadian Sunset" chart positions Retrieved June 3, 2013
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