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It must be enjoyed by all. Otherwise it is pointless. Bert Kaempfert's great breakthrough came in with his No. He was the first German bandleader to be awarded a gold record in the USA. In "Mr. Invisible" received triumphant applause at his first two live concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall.
At the early age of 56, Bert Kaempfert died of a stroke on 21 June That his music and compositions have a firm place in international music life is emphasized by numerous posthumous awards. In June he was elected to "The Songwriters' Hall of Fame" in New York - the first German to receive this most prestigious of all international awards. Set in Portugal's capital Lisbon, the film's main ingredients were a diamond robbery, secret agents and a romance: two of the Bert Kaempfert - Strangers In The Night (Flexi-disc) roles were taken by Melina Mercouri and James Garner.
The present disc, recorded inincludes the two main themes from the film: But Not Todayheard during the Main Title, and of course Strangers In The Nightthe love theme, which was entitled Beddy-Bye in the film score.
But Not Today is proof enough that Bert Kaempfert was not only capable of writing a lovely film melody but that he knew how to capture a Spanish-Portuguese touch, even adding a dash of Greece as a tribute to the unforgotten Melina Mercouri. In those days, Bert Kaempfert could scarcely have foreseen that his love theme Strangers In The Night would become an international super-hit within an amazingly short time and that it would, to this day, take its place among those songs which have received the most awards.
Bert Kaempfert's publisher, Hal Fein, instinctively knew the true value of this song which he offered to Frank Sinatra who immediately recorded it and so made his great comeback.
After only a few weeks, Frankieboy's vocal and Bert Kaempfert's orchestral versions took the charts by the storm and even ousted the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys from their places at the top of the international hit parades. In Germany alone Fremde Bert Kaempfert - Strangers In The Night (Flexi-disc) der Nacht was available contemporaneously in four different vocal versions, and in this composition was named the "Hit of the Year" by the German copyright society GEMA.
Over the years Bert Kaempfert not only received numerous gold awards for Strangers In The Night but was showered with other prizes, such as the "Golden Globe. The Bert Kaempfert - Strangers In The Night (Flexi-disc) copyright society BMI has registered four million radio performances of Strangers In The Nightwhich works out as a non-stop broadcast of But it is not only these two film melodies which are worth a mention.
In addition to the title on the original album, the present compact disc contains four compositions by Bert Kaempfert as a special bonus.
The sensational recent discovery of numerous previously unreleased recordings You Know Me Too Well - Sweetbottom - Live The Reunion Bert Kaempfet and his orchestra will certainly thrill his fans!
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