On the third day of The Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Bash, August 2, 2016, the song of the day is “Smile.”
About This Song
Charlie Chaplin wrote “Smile” in 1936 for his last silent film, Modern Times, which shows Chaplin and his costar Paulette Goddard, walking hand-in-hand up the road as the sun rises and as this song plays, in one of the most iconic scenes ever filmed. The lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons were written later.
This song is a favorite of Tony Bennett’s and he sings “Smile” followed by “When You’re Smiling” at the end of his concerts.
About This Version
Today, we feature Bennett’s 1965 recording of “Smile” from Bennett’s The Movie Song Album. The very nice arrangement is by Al Cohn.
“Smile,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.