The song of the day for Saturday, July 8, 2017 is “Blue Velvet.”
About This Song
“Blue Velvet” was written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blue Velvet” on July 17, 1951. This recording of “Blue Velvet” was the first recording of the song and was one of Bennett’s early hits for Columbia. Percy Faith did the orchestration and Mitch Miller produced the recording.
“Blue Velvet,” as well as all of the single collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.
For our Saturday video, I have Tony Bennett and Maria Gadú singing “Blue Velvet,” from the 2012 album Viva Duets.