The song of the day for Saturday, November 9, 2013 is “Return To Me (Regresa a Mi).”
About This Song
“Return to Me” was written in 1957 by Carmen Lombardo (brother of bandleader Guy Lombardo) and Danny DiMinno. In January 1958, Dean Martin did the first recording of the song and the song still remains associated with Dean Martin. In fact, the second box set of Dean Martin was entitled Return to Me.
About This Version
This recording is my favorite song on Tony Bennett’s Viva Duets album, released in 2012. When I first heard this recording, I was not familiar with the song and was so taken by the arrangement and use of the traditional instruments, I convinced myself that it was a song written by and for a Latin American artist. I love hearing these two wonderful singers, both at the very top of their game, meeting as equals on this song. I think this duet is very special.
It’s YouTube Saturday … so here you go; this lovely video captures the recording of this song at Señor Fernadez’s ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico.