The song of the day for Friday, December 13, 2013 is “Keep Smiling at Trouble.”
Today’s song is dedicated to two of my very good friends. One is moving her household in the rainy weather. The other has a cat named Trouble. Today’s song is for you both.
About This Song
Today’s song, “Keep Smiling at Trouble (Trouble’s a Bubble)” was written in 1924, with music by Lewis Gensler and lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy DeSylva, for the Broadway musical Big Boy. The first recording was by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians, with Fred’s brother, Tom, on vocals. Other recordings include those by Al Jolson, Ruby Braff, Bobby Hackett and Della Reese.
About This Version
Today’s version of “Keep Smiling at Trouble” is a live version from Tony Bennett’s 1964 concert at the Sahara in Las Vegas. He seems to be having a good time with this song and that’s why I chose it for today. I’m not superstitious, but it is Friday the 13th, so let’s all smile at trouble, for trouble’s a bubble.
“Keep Smiling at Trouble,” as well as all of the songs on the Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964, is available from iTunes.