The song of the day for Thursday, March 25, 2021, is “Keep Smiling at Trouble.”
About This Song
“Keep Smiling at Trouble” was written in 1924 by Lewis Gensler, with lyrics from Buddy DeSylva and Al Jolson. 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 performed “Keep Smiling at Trouble” live at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas on April 8, 1964. The show was recorded, but the album Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On was released until 2011 as part of the Complete Collection box set.
“Keep Smiling at Trouble,” as well as Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, is available from Apple Music.