The song of the day for Monday, April 22, 2014 is “Get Happy.”
About This Song
“Get Happy” was written in 1930 by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Ted Koehler. It was the songwriters’ first collaboration. The song was introduced by Ruth Etting in The Nine-Fifteen Revue. This song was a favorite of Judy Garland; she sang it at most, if not all, of her concerts. She sang and danced the hell out this number in her 1950 movie Summer Stock.
About This Version
Today’s version of “Get Happy” is from his 1971 concert with The London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robert Farnon conducted the orchestra; it was produced by Teo Macero. It is a great live concert and this album is a real favorite of mine.
“Get Happy,” as well as the album Get Happy with London Philharmonic Orchestra, is available from iTunes.
And why did I choose this song?
A "Happy" walk in Central Park on Easter Sunday. pic.twitter.com/Crh5Ycf3ae
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) April 20, 2014