The song of the day for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 is “Regress a Mi.”
About This Song
Regresa a Mi, titled “Return To Me” in its original English version, was written in 1957 by Carmen Lombardo (brother of Guy) and Danny DiMinno. This song was first recorded by Dean Martin, in January, 1958 and to this day, the song remains strongly identified with Martin.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Regresa a Mi” in 2012 with Vicente Fernández for his album of duets with Latin American and Spanish artists, Viva Duets. This recording was made at the home of Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico and featured his own traditional ranchera band.
Vicente “Chente” Fernández Gómez was born on February 17, 1940. He is revered in Mexico as its greatest living singer and enjoys enormous popularity throughout the world. “Regresa a Mi” was my favorite song from Viva Duets and so I am quite honored to wish Chente a very happy 65th birthday. Feliz cumpleaños, señor.
“Regress a Mi,” as well as Viva Duets, is available from iTunes.
And, even though it’s not Saturday, here’s the lovely video of Bennett’s visit to Guadalajara to record today’s song.