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Bert Kaempfert - Rare Recordings

Starting in 1996 with some well-placed bonus tracks in the Good Life Music series, Bert Kaempfert Music began including previously unissued tracks on many of their CDs. Several were included on Taragon reissues in the USA while others appeared on special compilations. Kaempfert's "unique" singles have also been reissued on collections of their own.

This page attempts to provide a concise list of all the rare recordings. Please feel free to email me with additions or corrections.

There are three parts:

  • "Bob Parker" recordings (coming soon)
  • Previously unissued and rare recordings (last updated May 16)
  • Singles (non-album tracks) reissued on The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972)
    but not available on other Polydor CDs (draft May 13)
Part 1 - Bob Parker
Year Song Title Notes and CD reissues
     

 

Part 2 - previously unissued and rare recordings
Year Song Title Notes and CD reissues
1970 And There Was Love GLM Vol. 13: The Kaempfert Touch
Taragon: Free And Easy
1969 At The End Of Our Love GLM Vol. 9: Free And Easy
Taragon: Warm & Wonderful
1976 Blue Avenue GLM Vol. 15: Forever My Love
? Cheers To The World Polydor: My Way Of Life [compilation]
1964 Children´s Christmas Dream (Dancing In A Dream) (Version 2) This track originally appeared on 45rpm singles
Taragon: Three O'Clock In The Morning
1965 Chocolate Sundae Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
Polydor: Meisterstücke [compilation]
1969 Dance With Me Once More Polydor: My Way Of Life [compilation]
Taragon: Warm & Wonderful
1965 Drummers Dream Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
Polydor: Meisterstücke [compilation]
1965 Go My Way Polydor: My Way Of Life [compilation]
Taragon: Three O'Clock In The Morning
1970 Honeymoon GLM Vol. 8: One Lonely Night
Taragon: Free And Easy
1969 I Close My Eyes And Dream Of You GLM Vol. 12: Love That Bert Kaempfert
Taragon: Warm & Wonderful
1970 I Stay With You GLM Vol. 2: Strangers In The Night
Taragon: Free And Easy
1965 If There´s A Way (Always In Love) GLM Vol. 11: The World We Knew
Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
Polydor: Meisterstücke [compilation]
1964 Latin Strings GLM Vol. 6: That Latin Feeling
Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1971 Me And You And A Dog Named Boo GLM Vol. 13: The Kaempfert Touch
1964 Monte Carlo (Version 1) originally on Decca's Magic Music Of Faraway Places Lp
but wrong take used on the Taragon and Polydor reissues
Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
1964 Monte Carlo (Version 2) Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
Polydor: The Bert Kaempfert Story - A Musical Biography
Polydor: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1961 My Life For Your Love from The Wonderland Of Bert Kaempfert (never reissued on CD)
Rex: Drifting And Dreaming
Hallmark: Kaempfert A La Carte
1967 Night Dream released on 45rpm singles and Decca's The World We Knew Lp
GLM Vol. 11: The World We Knew
Taragon: Hold Me & The World We Knew
Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
Instrumental Collection Bert Kaempfert
1979 One Smile Away previously appeared on compilation Lps (and live performances)
GLM Vol. 15: Forever My Love
1970 Oriental Traveler Taragon: Free And Easy
1964 Prager Polka (Czechoslovakian Polka) Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1965 Serenade (Calling all Brass) Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
Polydor: Meisterstücke [compilation]
1970 So Young, So Alive Taragon: Free And Easy
Polydor: My Way Of Life [compilation]
1966 Somewhere In The Sky GLM Vol. 2: Strangers In The Night
Taragon: Warm & Wonderful
1964 Sucu Sucu GLM Vol. 6: That Latin Feeling
Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1970 Sunset Melody GLM Vol. 8: One Lonely Night
Taragon: Free And Easy
1964 Tales From The Vienna Woods Previously appeared on various compilation Lps, including USA
Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1964 The Big Build Up Previously appeared on various compilation Lps and singles
Taragon: Three O'Clock In The Morning
Polydor: The Bert Kaempfert Story - A Musical Biography
Polydor (Japan): Best Of Bert Kaempfert (CD 2)
? The Intercontinental Polydor: My Way Of Life [compilation]
1965 The Roseland Waltz Taragon: Bye Bye Blues
Polydor: Meisterstücke [compilation]
1969 Time To Leave GLM Vol. 12: Love That Bert Kaempfert
Taragon: Warm & Wonderful
1964 Walking With Fips (Happy Whistler) (Version 1) Previously appeared on various compilation Lps
Taragon: The Magic Music Of Far Away Places
1973 What´s Up With You GLM Vol. 3: Orange Colored Sky
1969 Only A Fool (Would Lose You) (Chorfassung) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
Instrumental Collection Bert Kaempfert [Instrumental] (CD)
1972 Lonely Is The Name (Chorfassung) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972

 

Part 3 - Singles
all appeared on Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
Year Song Title Notes and CD reissues
1958 Till (Du sollst meine Liebe sein) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1958 You Don´t Know Me (Wenn du nicht bei mir bist) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
1958 Midnight Blues (Mitternachts Blues) (From ´Immer wenn der Tag beginnt´)

Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+

1958 Ducky (Single Version)  
1958 Patricia Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1958 Catalania (Single Version) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1959 Explorer (Louisa) (Mono Version) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1959 Cha! Bull ! Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1959 Gipsy´s Cha Cha Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+BR Music: The Singles+
1959 Shephard´s Cha Cha (Hirten Cha Cha) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1960 To Know Him, Is To Love Him (Nur du, du, du allein) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
Polydor: Let's Go Bowling
1960 Muss I denn (Wooden Heart) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
1961 Holiday In Scotland Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
Polydor: Let's Go Bowling
1962 Cinderella After Midnight Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
Polydor: Strangers in the Night - The Bert Kaempfert Story
1962 Golden Wings In The Sun Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
BR Music: The Singles+
Polydor: Strangers In The Night - Die schönsten Melodien von BK
1962 Love After Midnight (90 Minuten nach Mitternacht) Version 1 BR Music: The Singles+
1969 Only A Fool (Would Lose You) (Chorfassung) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972
Instrumental Collection Bert Kaempfert [Instrumental]
1972 Lonely Is The Name (Chorfassung) Polydor: The Polydor Singles Collection 1958-1972