The song of the day for Saturday, March 8 , 2014 is “Keep Smiling At Trouble.”
About This Song
“Keep Smiling At Trouble” was composed in 1924 by Lewis Gensler, with lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy DeSylva. The song was first recorded by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians in 1924, with vocals by his brother, Tom Waring. Other noted recordings were by Jolson, Ruby Braff, Tommy Dorsey, Della Reese and Bobby Hackett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times. Today’s version is from his 1963 album This Is All I Ask. The album was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns and produced by Ernie Altschuler. The album features the Ralph Sharon Trio.
“Keep Smiling At Trouble,” as well as the album This Is All I Ask, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday YouTube video is Tony Bennett singing today’s song on the Judy Garland television show!