A Swingin’ Safari


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Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert; 16 October 1923 ? 21 June 1980) was a German orchestra leader and songwriter. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records, and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, such as Strangers in the Night and Spanish Eyes.

A Swingin’ Safari is an instrumental composed in 1962. It was recorded by Kaempfert on Polydor Records and released in the United States on Decca Records, but failed to chart. It was then recorded by Billy Vaughn that same year, and he had the well-remembered hit version — Vaughn’s cover reached #13 on the Billboard charts in the summer of 1962.
This was released in 1966 the edges show a little liquid bleed but does not detract from the image.

Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning

Weight950 g