Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Today 1923 Bert Kaempfert born
He was one of the most successful conductors, arrangers, and recording artists in the latter field, but was also a major producer and played a key (if indirect) role in the roots of the British beat boom of the early '60s, which evolved into the British Invasion of America in 1964.
He arranged, produced, and recorded an instrumental entitled Wonderland by Night which was pretty enough but couldn't seem to get a hearing in Germany, even from his own company. Instead, Kaempfert and his wife brought the track to Milt Gabler, the legendary producer at Decca Records in New York, who arranged for its release in America in 1959; with its haunting solo trumpet, muted brass, and lush strings, the single topped the American pop charts and turned Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra into international stars.
To the Americans, the rest is history.....
Here's a nice compilation Classic hits by Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra.
01-A Swingin Safari
11-Strangers In The Night
12-The Maltese Melody
13-Red Rose For A Blue Lady
16-Wonderland By Night
Where's the info to get this compilation ? You guessed : the comments.
Kaempfert, Bert - Classic hits
You've seen the tracklist of this compilation on the main page of my Blog.
You will have to do a little work to get the link. Sorry, otherwise I have to use 'transferrers'.
Copy and paste into one link, paste it in your browser and hit RETURN :
Pass to extract the file : 071014
File is a small 40MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits
When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2007_october article !) :
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