Happiness as Anarchy #14: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

There’s nothing quite like happy music to put a skip in your step. It’s terribly unfashionable but I do love Dean Martin, particularly in the car. At the moment I’m listening to an album of his greatest hits that I picked up in the op shop. No chance of getting bored because there are 25 tracks on the album, most of them happy. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams is on there and keeps me smiling while I’m driving. Written in 1931 and first recorded by Louis Armstrong in November that year, it’s been recorded by so many great artists you could listen to it all day in different incarnations.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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