Monday, July 29, 2013

Bert Kaempfert - Voice Your Choice

Bert Kaempfert was born in Hamburg, Germany, October 23, 1923. Not only did he start his own orchestra, he also started writing and producing. His many worldwide hit compositions include "Strangers In The Night", "Spanish Eyes", "Wooden Heart", "Danke Schoen", among others.

He also produced the first Beatles recording session in Hamburg ("Cry For A Shadow"/"Ain't She Sweet"), initially hired as a backup musicians for Tony Sheridan.

In conjunction with the Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents the great instrumental band leader, Bert Kaempfert. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Red Rosed For A Blue Lady or Wonderland By Night. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.