Song of the Day: Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood, “Canadian Sunset”

Composer, arranger, and orchestra leader Hugo Winterhalter was born on this day in 1910. In a long and distinguished career, he worked with numerous artists as well as recording albums of easy listening orchestral music. His biggest hit was “Canadian Sunset,” a song written by pianist and composer Eddie Heywood. It reached #1 in 1956 and eventually received a gold record.

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood, “Canadian Sunset”

  1. Great song. Years ago I found a great version on 45 in a cutout bin. It was similar to a version by the Marketts but I don’t recall who actually did it. Seems like the group was called something like the Young Canadians. I wish I still had all those old 45s I found in that cutout bin. I bought them for 20 for $1. What a bargain!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It’s as old as I am: it came out in 1956, just like me. Eddie Heywood, who plays piano on the track, wrote it, and Norman Gimbel (who did a lot of composing for TV, mostly with Charles Fox) wrote lyrics later.It’s one of my faves, too….

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