Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sounds Like Bert Kaempfert - Oscar Brandt Orchestra (1972)

Fine tribute to Mr. Kaempfert from top session players, wisely staying away from the obvious covers, instead choosing to cover other material in the same style.

Like the Tesco sticker on the cover for 10p off, too!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!



  2. Mark,
    Thanks again! Wonderful music!:)
    P.S. Please take a look at my comment on your Caesar Giovannini post when you have time.

  3. I would have never guessed someone had recorded a Kaempfert-sploitation album. A novel idea, and well realized. A fun listen. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wouldn't it be good if we could somehow find out which session musicians played on this?

  5. Meus agradecimentos Mark, excelente album.

  6. Danke Schön für diese schönste Musik! :-D

  7. Hi, Mark. I saw the 'Easy Listening music - Identification help' post in your blog and I wondered if you could do something similar with another mistery I haven't been able to solve.

    Next couple of clips belong to a scene from the first of six stories of Julien Duvivier's 1942 film Tales of Manhattan -a love triangle between Charles Boyer, Thomas Mitchell, and Rita Hayworth, to me the best chapter of the six:

    If you kindly take the time to see them -around six minutes in all- you are going to realize that, besides the Spanish voices, there's a pretty melody with and behind them.

    This particular song was put by the Spanish studio in charge of dubbing the original voices in English into Spanish -this happened in 1974- and is completly different from original Sol Kaplan's score -this was a very common practice in those days when original foreign voices and original music were in the same track: whenever the original soundtrack wasn't provided, the dubbing studio searched for the music which fit the scenes, besides adding all sorrounding noises, such as steps, slaps, wind, rain and so on sounds. Disgracefully the dubbing studio closed in 1984 and the audio editor engeneer who did the job died in 2003.

    This beautiful piano with strings melody clearly belongs to the Easy Listening style. The questions I'm trying to answear are: What song is about? What orchestra is performing? And, last but not least, who's the composer?

    If I tell you all this in a comment is because I can't fin an e-mail adress of yours to write you.

    Thanks for all the good music you're sharing, and thanks in advance too,

    Alberto Cos ( albert3929 at gmail dot com )

    P. S. Just in case you wanted to listen to the soundtrack originally used in this scene -totally different from the one I'm in the search of: