Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Platters • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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For this fine Saturday morning, I thought I would take the opportunity to plug the post coming tonight. This evening, I will be celebrating the music of Jerome Kern, and he just also happened to write the music for "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". The song was written for their 1933 musical 'Roberta', with music by Kern, and lyrics by Otto Harbach. The song was introduced by Tamara Drasin on the Broadway stage, and originally recorded by Gertrude Niesen in 1933. It has been sung by many, and adapted to several styles. That would include traditional Pop from the 1950s when it was recorded by the group, The Platters. Their 1958 recording went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the R&B charts. Please enjoy The Platters in a live performance of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".

If you enjoyed this, remember to to stop back tonight for more music by Jerome Kern!


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