Bert Kaempfert - Tuxedo Junction ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bert Kaempfert - Tuxedo Junction

Take a look at this video clip with Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra playing Tuxedo Junction. I really like the soft arrangement.



Wow, that what a call a BIG band. How many people are on the band stand? At least twenty.

Bert Kaempfert isn't very known by the general jazz public but some of his songs are: "L-O-V-E" which was made famous by Nat King Cole and "Strangers in the Night", a hit for Frank Sinatra. In Sweden almost everybody know Bert Kaempfert's song "Swingin' Safari" since it was (and maybe still is) the theme song for the tv quiz show for fifth-graders called "Vi i femman".

Tuxedo junction was written by Erskine Hawkins in 1940.

What do you think of Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra playing Tuxedo Junction? Tell me.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi can you tell me when this was filmed and where ? The sound and video quality are fantastic. I am a huge BERT KAEMPFERT fan.

jeff said...

Bert was the best in the buseness its a pitty that he died so young i am 43 and Love this mans music cant find a fan club which is a real pitty someone like you keeps his music alive well done
Jeff Rogers

rick said...

Hi! The video is realy cool...Bert is very smooth and the band is fantastic...I am trying to buy all the Bert that I can...am an old music lover with very eclectic likes and bert is one of my favorites i am 52 .....wish there was a fan club.........Rick Ritter..thanks.