Ep. #56: Featuring the Fabulous Vocalist India Carney
"Look For The Silver Lining"
Clouds and silver linings. This metaphor dates back to 17th-century poet John Milton who penned:
Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err; there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.
Three centuries later, Jerome Kern and B.G. DeSylva wrote “Look For the Silver Lining”. Originally for Zip! Goes a Million, the song was popularized by Marilyn Miller in both Ziegfeld’s Broadway hit Sally and its Academy Award-nominated film version (one of Hollywood’s first full sound/full-color films!). This Kern/DeSylva tune opened CBS Radio’s The Billie Burke Show, and was performed by Judy Garland in Till Clouds Roll By. Recently, it was featured in a memorable dance scene in Downton Abbey.
MUSE/IQUE’s India Carney joins the family of legendary singers who have made this song their own.