Saturday, March 24, 2007

Double Star Series Featuring Bert Kaempfert And Pete Fountain - MCA Records

Double Star Series
Featuring Bert Kaempfert / Pete Fountain

1967 - MCA Double Star Series DL 734698 Stereo

Bert Kaempfert
Side One
1. Spanish Eyes
2. Danke Schoen
3. Lonely Is The Name
4. Just As Much As Ever
5. My Love For You

Pete Fountain
Side Two
1. Thoroughly Modern Millie
2. The Eyes Of Love
3. A Taste Of Honey
4. The Sound Of Music
5. South Rampart Street Parade

Liner Notes:

Double Star Series Featuring Bert Kaempfert / Pete Fountain
Limited Edition Collector's Album

The big band "era" may have passed, as they say, but big bands, great bands, are still very much in evidence, providing the kind of danceable, uniquely listenable and exciting sounds that no other type of musical group can create.

Bert Kaempfert is unquestionably one of today's leading exponents of the popular orchestral sound, instilling such beautiful melodies as "Spanish Eyes," "Danke Schoen," "Lonely Is The Name," "Just As Much As Ever" and "My Love For You" with a heartening abundance of imaginative and vibrant color.

Pete Fountain, who spent two years as one of the outstanding features of Lawrence Welk's TV show, and who subsequently enjoyed unprecedented success as a jazz clarinet soloist, perhaps outdoes all former accomplishments with these irresistibly swinging arrangements of such favorites as "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "The Eyes Of Love," "A Taste Of Honey," "The Sound Of Music" and "South Rampart Street Parade."

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