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The Bert Kaempfert Decca Collection

Release Date: 19.01.2024
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The Bert Kaempfert Decca Collection gathers 24 American LPs in an attractively designed CD box and contains, in addition to the complete original albums, more than 35 bonus tracks as well as the worldwide CD premiere of the album “Pete Fountain Plays Bert Kaempfert,” which the jazz clarinetist recorded in Hamburg in 1967 with the musicians of the Kaempfert Orchestra. A detailed booklet tells the extraordinary story of the Hamburg musician who conquered the world.

Throughout his career as a bandleader, from the late 1950s until his untimely death on June 21, 1980, Bert Kaempfert was loyal to two famous record labels: the German Polydor and the American Decca label. After Kaempfert’s Polydor catalog was re-released in various CD editions in the past, delighting old and new fans alike, a 24-CD box set on his 100th birthday shines a spotlight for the first time anywhere in the world on his Decca albums released in the United States. Although the repertoire of Kaempfert’s Decca and Polydor albums overlap, this collection of American albums from 1958 to 1970 is a treasure trove of Kaempfert’s most important recordings viewed through a whole new lens.

Albums included in the box set:

1) April In Portugal
2) Wonderland By Night
3) The Wonderland Of Bert Kaempfert
4) Dancing In Wonderland
5) With A Sound In My Heart
6) Afrikaan Beat And Other Favorites
7) That Happy Feeling
8) Living It Up!
9) Lights Out, Sweet Dreams
10) Christmas Wonderland
11) That Latin Feeling
12) Blue Midnight
13) The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
14) Three O┬┤Clock In The Morning
15) Bye Bye Blues
16) A Man Could Get Killed (Original Soundtrack)
17) Strangers In The Night
18) Pete Fountain Plays Bert Kaempfert
19) Hold Me
20) The World We Knew
21) Love That Bert Kaempfert
22) My Way Of Life
23) Warm And Wonderful
24) The Kaempfert Touch