“Release Me” was written in 1949 as a country song and has been recorded in different styles. Here are some of the many versions that show how durable the song is.
There was a hugely popular version by Engelbert Humperdinck in 1967 – not my type of music but you can dig it up.
Eddie Miller (1949) – the original version
Lyle Lovett with k.d. lang (2012) (Make sure to check out the Release Me album cover)
Lyle Lovett (live in a studio in 2012)