Montag, Oktober 03, 2005

Bert Kaempfert - That Happy Feeling (1962)

This is a great record to celebrate Germany´s national holiday. One of the greatest german composers was Bert Kaempfert, who was born in Hamburg. He died all of a sudden 1980 from a heart attack. He wrote songs like "Spanish Eyes" (made poular by Al Martino) and "Strangers in the Night" (made popular by Frank Sinatra). This record from 1962 features some of his original tunes, amongst them is the all-time favorite "A Swingin´ Safari", made popular by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra. Here it is, the unique and all-original Bert Kaempfert! And believe me: You cannot resist that happy feeling! :o)


Atomic Al hat gesagt…

Thanks for this album and educating me - I had no idea he was responsible for these great "pop" tunes I grew up with! Hopefully, you'll find/post more of his albums?

Anonym hat gesagt…

Pinicchio writes:
One of the greatest german composers was Bert Kaempfert

I'm sure he'd be amazed and amused at being classified right up there with Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Telemann, Wagner, and yes, of course a woman, Hildegard von Bingen and let's not forget Mozart, who was born and grew up a genius composer in Augsburg, which was at that time part of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nations."

OK, joke over. Bert's Wonderland by Night (that was a big hit of his in the USA in 1961) allowed me in the Saturday night party given by Averil to "waltz" real close, right up against her little cupcakes and feel the first rush of love.
It was indeed, for us at the tender age of 14 or so, a Happy Feeling.

Thanks Pinicchio.


Roman hat gesagt…

Allright, Dennis, but Bert is still one of the greatest... And I only like Classics when played by James Last. Hmmm, I could put an album up here, I guess...