The song of the day for Saturday, May 26, 2018 is “Blue Velvet.”
About This Song
“Blue Velvet” was written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. It is said that Bernie Wayne wrote the song, inspired by a woman he saw at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blue Velvet” in 1951, with an arrangement by Percy Faith. The single was released that year and was a top 20 hit for Bennett.
“Blue Velvet,” as well as all of the singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Volume 1, is available from iTunes.
This week’s Saturday video features Tony’s duet of “Blue Velvet” with k.d. lang for the album Duets II.