The song of the day for Monday, September 1, 2014 is “Keep Smiling at Trouble.”
About This Song
Today’s song was composed in 1924 by Lewis Gensler, with lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy DeSylva. “Keep Smiling at Trouble” 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
Today’s version of “Keep Smiling at Trouble” is a live one, from his 1964 appearance at the Sahara in Las Vegas. He’s recorded this song for other albums, but the energy and tempo on this version is not to be missed.
“Keep Smiling at Trouble,” as well as the Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 album, is available at iTunes.