The song of the day for Monday, July 17, 2023, is “Blue Velvet.”
We’re celebrating one of Tony’s earliest hits at Columbia, “Blue Velvet,” which was recorded 72 years ago today, on July 17, 1951. His recording career lasted from 1950 until 2021, with the release of Love For Sale. Tony Bennett’s recording career of 71 years, is astounding.
About This Song
“Because of You” was written by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris in 1950. Tony Bennett’s 1951 recording of “Blue Velvet” was the first recording of the song and was one of his early hits for Columbia.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blue Velvet” on July 17, 1951, and released it as a single later that year. Percy Faith wrote the arrangement.
“Blue Velvet,” as well as The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1 is available on Apple Music.