This double record set was $5. I bought this some time ago , maybe even two Labor Days ago so I might have got 20% off . So here I am, writing posts for September at the same time as I am recording songs for October, all the while it is in reality August and I am awaiting Harvey which by the time you have read this, will have already passed. Perhaps I should add these current events to more timely posts. Well, this is in retrospect, I guess. The benefits to me of being ahead of posts as opposed to writing these day to day outweigh keeping these timely.
So with Oktoberfest currently going on and after a few days of more conventional German music, here is a regular fixture to this blog, Bert Kaempfert with a greatest hits compilation. Not much to say about this. Two albums of some of his more popular compositions as well as arrangements. Not only it is impressive just how many great songs Kaempfert had a hand in composing. The cover songs on this show just how gifted an arranger he was.
For samples, I went with” The World We Knew (Over and Over)”. Why not Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” as I always seem to post this one? Well, I already posted it last month.