Engelbert Humperdinck
by on February 3, 2018 in Miscellaneous
I’m VERY proud of being on this recording. I did all the background vocals on this track a few months back here in Nashville.
I’ve always loved this song written by the great writers Tony Tolliver and Jim Martin.
When I first started coming out here to Nashville around 2003 through the invitation of my pal Jay DeMarcus he had me sing background vocals on a version he was producing on Michael English.
And the world keeps getting smaller! I was talking to Wes Hightower over the last couple days and discovered he did the background vocals on the original version Michael English demo’d!
I hope you enjoy this… I can’t tell you how amazing it was to stand in a recording studio hearing this incredible voice coming to me in my headphones. Same experience hearing Elton John’s voice coming through my headphones and singing to that!
And another thing that makes me extremely proud of this is if you do some searching around the internet, Engelbert speaks very candidly about his wife suffering from Alzheimers. And it seems the motive for this project is expressing his love and sending these messages to his wife… what a beautiful sentiment. 


22 Responses to Engelbert Humperdinck

  1. Paul Farman says:

    Beautiful song! Vocals are outstanding! I’ll be sharing this.

  2. Jim B Martin says:

    What an honor it was to have you on this one again Jason!!!

    Holler at me next time you’re coming to town!!!

  3. Darin Scheff says:

    So proud to be there with you that day.
    The look on the faces of these guys in the studio was priceless after every layer and take.

  4. Rosario Di Marco says:

    A former co worker of mine was a fan club president did’nt believe her until I saw her photo with him back in the 90’s

  5. Rosario Zarraga Licata says:

    The song is beautiful>

  6. Ernest says:

    What a great song! I’ve been a fan of Engelbert Humperdinck. I am happy for you too Jason! Continue much success in your life!

  7. ANTHONY DALUZ says:

    To my ears and my heart, everything about this track is exquisite. He is a national treasure!

  8. John Schweitzer says:

    Such a beautiful song, great singing on both parts. It’s awesome to hear him still performing. I’ve seen him in concert a few years back and he put on a great show. You both are truly blessed.

  9. Jim Solem says:

    He still has a great voice. My wife Carol and I saw him in concert several years ago and he was terrific. Being 65, I remember buying the 45 of Les Bicyclettes de Belsize on the Parrot label back in high school. Then, getting a chance to do a meet and greet with him some 40 years later was very surreal. Got that picture on our wall of fame…..which, by the way, is right next to a picture of us with Chicago (with you, of course).

  10. Mary A. Snover says:

    Wow! Can’t get over how great he sounds! My late Mom was a huge fan. Many a Saturday morning Release Me was playing on the stereo!I didn’t appreciate it at that age though! LOL Love everything about this; your vocals, the orchestra, lyrics and music! A fabulous opportunity for you! #onlythebeginning

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  12. Tim Baker says:

    Just today you where talking with your Mom on her pushing you to be a singer.And i know she’s always had an eye for talent but it just doesn’t get any better than this. Beautiful song and his voice is timeless.And i can’t blame them for choosing you to be a part of this heartfelt album to his wife.

  13. Beth says:

    That is truly beautiful! The song, background vocals and what you wrote about it.
    I imagine he is also thinking how fortunate he is! The increasingly more talented, legendary Jason Scheff singing background for him too. You are such a beacon of hope and encouragement to so many lives! Compassion, Generosity, and kindness runs deep in you. The grass is always greener…. where you water it.
    With Love & gratitude,

  14. Roberta Kotalik says:

    I remember now why I was a fan of Englert.

  15. Annette Heinzenberg says:

    This video is not available in germany.. 🙁

  16. Teri says:

    So beautiful I cried.

  17. Sister Kay Kay says:

    This is so powerful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Paul Bruno says:

    great song,,,if you ever went thru “alzheimers” you can really feel it..

  19. I think this is so beautiful…Awesome job, Jason

  20. Cindy says:

    Dear Jason,
    I love hearing your background vocals compliment this beautiful song. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, you are second to none.
    You saved Chicago. Again, your voice and ballads are beautiful.

    My 15 yr old son has taken a love of piano
    and looks forward to his weekly lessons.

    My love of piano is rekindled as I started playing again,
    and feeling again.

    I look forward to all of your new musical works of art, and this next journey.

    All my Best,

  21. Roberta Kotalik says:

    Pretty song. Englelbert sounds just as good as when I saw him in ’73. Your background vocals are the cherry on the sunday.

  22. Elaine Z. says:

    Beautiful song, great voices.

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