The song of the day for Thursday, April 26, 2018 is “Shaking the Blues Away.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “Shaking the Blues Away” in 1927 for The Zeigfeld Follies of 1927. It was introduced by Ruth Etting, who was making her first appearance in the Follies. Berlin pulled it out of the trunk for 1948 film Easter Parade, where it was a dance number for Ann Miller.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Shaking the Blues Away” in 1987 for his album of songs by Irving Berlin: Bennett/Berlin. Bennett wrote the fine arrangement himself.
“Shaking the Blues Away,” as well as Bennett/Berlin, is available from iTunes.