Maybe that will get a few more people to read this thread. You're asking "Who the heck is Bert Kaempfert?" Well, yes, as most of you know, he's the German A&R guy that signed Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers (Beatles) in 1961 and produced their records. He's also the guy who had a number one smash Billboard hit here in the USA in 1960 with WUNDERLAND BEI NACHT and released dozens of million selling albums. We don't even know what the guy looks like. His music fascinates the hell out of me. Why? Well, on first listen, it's like bad old elevator music; bland covers of songs you know like the back of your hand. But if you listen closer you detect a wild Dan Electro electric bass going crazy throughout the songs. Also a swinging trumpet. But, the real reason I find his stuff irresistible in a weird way is that his versions of songs (that you know like the back of your hand) were recorded by him FIRST. That's right. His versions of: A SWINGIN' SAFARI DANKE SCHON WOODEN HEART L-O-V-E (love) RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY SPANISH EYES STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT THE WORLD WE KNEW (Over And Over) And many others are ORIGINALS and were actually recorded way before the hit remakes. And Kaempfert wrote most of them as well. Stuff like that fascinates me. The songs from his "hit" period (from 1960 to 1967) must have been scrutinized by every A&R man from Hollywood to New York. When a Kaempfert album was released (here on US Decca) the songs must have been picked over to find the next smash vocal hit. That kills me; the originator of the songs remains practically unknown to this day. If you are interested in listening to some of this stuff I can recommend "THE VERY BEST OF BERT KAEMPFERT" on Targon CD 1014. Sounds like the original stereo Polydor/DGG master tapes were used. The only mastering quibble I have with this set is that most of the songs have that "Polydor EQ Boost" that was supposed to be reduced in record cutting but was left intact on this CD. In other words, about -4 db at 10k on the later cuts might help. Still, this is the one I listen to. I have no idea if it is still in print or not but it shouldn't be too hard to find. When you hear catchy songs like AFRIKAAN BEAT and THAT HAPPY FEELING you will recognize songs from TV shows of your childhood. At any rate, try and find this CD; it will grow on you.