Shay, Fisher, and Goodwin: When You’re Smiling

Written by Adrian Rosas


In category: Song of the Day

Published November 3, 2017

“When You’re Smiling” is a popular song written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin in 1928. Though it’s been performed by a long list of well known artists throughout the past 89 years, the version which as stuck with me and affected me the most personally has always been that of Dean Martin. The easily recognizable string orchestration and crooning voice, gives his arrangement a sense of ease, peace, and simplistic love. If you’re feeling down, stressed, or lonely, give this a listen and be transported to an easier time and place.

author: Adrian Rosas

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Hailed by The New York Times as “ a stalwart bass-baritone with a burnished voice” and by Opera News as a “mellifluous bass-baritone [with] theatrical flair”, Adrian Rosas is a NYFOS Emerging Artist alum, who will return to our Mainstage in Take Care of This House on Nov 5 in DC and Nov 7 in NYC.


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