Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' Safari

Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' Safari

Catalogue Code: 716152

Barcode: 5050457161521

Release Date: 16 Oct 2015

In the first four years of his career, Bert Kaempfert released no fewer than twelve albums, including six alone in 1962! Of these A Swingin’ Safari is perhaps the best known, named as it is after the instrumental song that would become one of Bert’s most widely covered; Billy Vaughn’s version actually performed better on the America charts, peaking at #13. The album (the tenth of Bert’s career when originally released) offers an interesting selection of South African kwela styled music and would be largely responsible for establishing Bert as a worldwide phenomenon. The arrangements and orchestration throughout are top class, as you would expect from Bert Kaempfert, and among the usual ensemble of flutes, penny whistles and vocals the trumpet playing of Fred Moch is worthy of special mention.

1. A Swingin' Safari
2. That Happy Feeling
3. Market Day
4. Take Me
5. Similau
6. Zambesi
7. Afrikaan Beat
8. Happy Trumpeter
9. Tootie Flutie
10. Wimoweh
11. Black Beauty
12. Skokiaan