Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Smile (For tribute to the Late "King Of The Pops" Michael Jackson)

200978日的零晨時分,筆者一如全球數以億計樂迷般,坐在電視螢幕前,觀看於洛杉磯Staples Center擧行的一代流行曲之王Michael Jackson追悼大會現場直播。在眾多著名樂手為紀念MJ而獻上他生平曾演譯的歌曲過程當中,筆者最為難忘的,就是由他兄長Jermaine Jackson演唱深情的一曲"Smile"......





這首MJ生前很喜愛的"Smile",是已故喜劇之王差利卓別靈(Charlie Chaplin)1936年製作的影片《摩登時代Modern Times》中的插曲作品,曾演譯該曲的著名或巨星級歌手或組合,可謂多不勝數,除MJ外,還包括了Nat King ColeNeil SedakaEric ClaptonSammy Davis Jr.Johnny MathisDean MartinTony BennettRod StewartJerry ButlerRoger WhittakerElvis CostelloMichael BubléEnnio MorriconeMantovaniBert KaempfertJudy GarlandTimi YuroSkeeter DavisPetula ClarkPeggy LeeRickie Lee JonesBetty EverettBarbra StreisandDiana RossDionne WarwickSandie ShawNana MouskouriAnne MurrayMaureen McGovernFerrante & TeicherSimply RedThe Lettermen....等。至於在華人樂壇層面上,多年來筆者只能找到僅有的一首演譯,同時說來也有點摸不着頭腦,那竟然是由一支我們可能預料不到的組合...七十年代的Jade玉石樂隊來擔綱,於1977年以輕快形式灌唱及收錄於他們最後一張的同名LP內。


Smile (Charlie Chaplin/Geoff Parsons/John Turner)

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching.
Smile Even Though It’s Breaking.
When There Are Clouds In The Sky You Get By.
If You Smile With Your Fear And Sorrow.
Smile And Maybe Tomorrow.
You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
If You Just

Light Up Your Face With Sadness (Gladness).
Hide Every Trace Of Gladness (Sadness).
Although A Tear May Be Ever So Near.
That's The Time You Must Keep On Trying.
Smile, What's The Use Of Crying?
You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
If You Just

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching.
Smile Even Though It’s Breaking
When There Are Clouds In The Sky You Get By.
If You Smile Through Your Fear And Sorrow.
Smile And Maybe Tomorrow
You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile
If You Just Smile.

That's The Time You Must Keep On Trying.
Smile, What's The Use Of Crying?
You'll Find That Life Is Still Worthwhile.
If You Just Smile.


Michael Jackson版本:









Nat King Cole版本:





Rod Stewart版本:





Barbra Streisand版本:





Skeeter Davis版本:





Ennio Morricone編曲版本:





Timi Yuro版本: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK0m92fIoaw

Jade玉石樂隊 "Smile"試聽版﹕


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