I recorded my first CD back in 2005, called “I’m Beginning To See The Light“. Most of the songs are 1920′s – 1950′s Big Band/Swing/Lounge, and by far, my favourite song on that CD is “You Belong To Me”. I’m sure the first version I ever heard of that song when I was a little girl was Dean Martin’s. It was only a few years ago that I heard the version I would come to love most – that of Jo Stafford.
Of all the songs I have recorded, this is the song I get asked about most. A friend in White Rock told me he heard my version of it played at someone’s Wedding, and it seems to be a favourite at Karaoke – especially for the people who were around when the original was recorded. I was asked to sing it at a Wedding last year, as well. It was recently put on a Jazz Lounge Compilation CD in Taiwan and China, which was pretty cool. ( Disc 2 Track 8 )
A D.J. in Buenos Aires, Argentina dedicated half an hour to my CD shortly after it was released. José Luis Ajzenmesser had a radio show called “La Guagua” , and it was mostly Jazz. He contacted me to let me know he wanted to feature my CD, and he played several songs from it during the show. He mentioned that he loved my version of “You Belong To Me” a lot, and that was evidenced by the fact that he played it twice that day. I thought that was pretty awesome of him – a complete stranger, doing so much for me, simply because he enjoyed my music. That made me feel really good.
The very first time one of my songs was played on the radio in Canada – it was “You Belong To Me”. Well-known Bandleader Dal Richards kindly played it on his radio show in Vancouver one night, and gave me a nice little intro. ( His wife used to be a regular customer of mine when I was a Cashier at a grocery store – a very lovely lady. ) Heather singing on the radio
I have sung a lot of songs before that one, and since, but to this day, I think it is still my favourite one to perform. It has always meant a lot to me. That is why, for my 100th Blog Post, I chose to write about this song I love so much. Thanks for listening.