Elbert Joseph Higgins, born December 8, 1944, was an American singer-songwriter. Bertie Higgins was raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is of Portuguese, Irish and German descent. In 1982, Higgins had a Top 40 album with Just Another Day in Paradise. It spawned the #1 Billboard romantic classic ballad “Key Largo”. Elbert Joseph Higgins Biography and Profile.