Well, someone made me very happy today and so the song of the day for Thursday, June 6, 2013 is “Make Someone Happy.”
About This Song
“Make Someone Happy” is from the 1960 musical Do Re Mi, by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Do Re Mi concerns a guy, a bit of a loser and a con, who goes into the juke box business with some gangster pals. “Make Someone Happy” was introduced by John Reardon and Nancy Dussault.
This song was a favorite of Jimmy Durante’s; his version was used in the 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle. It has also been recorded by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Perry Como.
About This Version
Today’s live version comes from the newly released Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962, released last week. Tony Bennett is accompanied by the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums.
“Make Someone Happy,” as well as the Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962 album, is available from iTunes.
And for some extra happiness, here’s is the wonderful Jimmy Durante singing our song of the day: