Music and Lyrics by Juice Newton and Otha Young

Karen heard this good-time song on a pre-release copy of a Juice Newton album, and correctly thought it would be good for us.  Released as a follow-up to “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft,” “Sweet, Sweet Smile” wasn’t much of a pop hit, but became a Top Ten hit on the country charts.


Sterling Music Co. / Addison Street Music (ASCAP)
Produced and Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter
Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
Bass: Joe Osborn
Drums: Ron Tutt
Tack Piano: Tom Hensley
Fiddle: Bobby Bruce
Banjo: Larry McNealy
Guitar: Tony Peluso
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt and Roger Young
From the album Passage (1977 )



Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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