“The Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”

10 Oct
“The Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”


“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for their 1933 musical Roberta. The song was sung in the original Broadway show by Tamara Drasin. Its first recorded performance was by Gertrude Niesen, who recorded the song with orchestral direction from Ray Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s second cousin,[1] on October 13, 1933. Niesen’s recording of the song was released by Victor, catalog# VE B 24454, with the b-side, “Jealousy”, featuring Isham Jones and his Orchestra.[2] Paul Whiteman had the first hit recording of the song on the record charts in 1934.[3] The song was later reprised by Irene Dunne, who performed it in the original 1935 film adaptation of the musical, co-starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Randolph Scott. The song was also included in the 1952 remake of Roberta, Lovely to Look At, in which it was performed by Kathryn Grayson, and was a chart hit in 1958 for The Platters.



4 responses to ““The Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”

  1. churchmouse

    October 11, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I saw The Platters perform live! Total professionals who looked to be happy people. A great night out — better than all the rock concerts I’ve been to, and that is saying something.

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  2. America On Coffee

    October 12, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Classic showmanship!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. eths

    October 15, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Such a romantic song!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    October 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    That rainy day in thought, that first dinner date, Yes Eths… you are a romantic!!!

    Liked by 1 person


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