The song of the day for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 is “Get Happy.”
About This Song
“Get Happy” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1930 The Nine-Fifteen Revue, where it was introduced by Ruth Etting. Most people today are more familiar with Judy Garland’s wonderful song and dance performance in the 1950 movie Summer Stock.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Get Happy” in 1968 for his album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. The great arrangement is by Torrie Zito.
“Get Happy,” as well as Yesterday I Heard The Rain, is available from iTunes.
Because I didn’t post a video last Saturday as is the custom, I offer up Judy Garland performing “Get Happy” from the 1950 film Summer Stock. Definitely try to catch this movie if you can. If this number doesn’t do it for you, there’s a shot of Judy in her farm overalls driving a tractor on her farm. I kid you not.