Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Engelbert Humperdinck - Discography

Engelbert Humperdinck


Ultrasmooth balladeer Engelbert Humperdinck was often billed as "The King of Romance," and for millions of fans around the world, he more than lived up to that title. Despite the strange name and the latter-day ads hawking his music on late-night TV, Humperdinck was one of the finest middle of the road balladeers around, a sensitive lyric interpreter with excellent vocal technique and a three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. During his heyday in the late '60s and early '70s, Humperdinck cultivated the image of a mysterious heartthrob, sporting shaggy sideburns and a flamboyant wardrobe that, when coupled with his rich, silky crooning, drove female fans wild. He was especially popular in Europe and his native U.K., and his worldwide record sales -- counting both albums and singles -- eventually totaled well over 100 million. Like his friendly rival Tom Jones (with whom he shared a manager for many years), he later settled into a comfortable niche as a stalwart of the Las Vegas entertainment circuit.

Humperdinck was born Arnold George Dorsey on May 2, 1936, in Madras, India. His father worked as an engineer for the British Army, and the family returned to England when Arnold was seven, settling in Leicester. He took up the saxophone at age 11, but didn't really try his hand at singing until 17, when his friends talked him into entering a small local singing contest. Not only did he earn a standing ovation, he also impressed the audience with a knack for comic impressions, particularly Jerry Lewis (which he often included in his later live shows). In fact, his Lewis impression gave him his first stage name, Gerry Dorsey. He started singing in nightclubs, but after finishing school, he put his budding music career on hold to serve in the military through 1956.















































27 comments:

harvey said...

Always liked Englebert

Thanks so much.
Lilhave

Ozzieguy said...

You are very welcome harvey, I too have always enjoyed his music in fact my band played a lot of his music and we always had people cheering for more.

Regards
Ozzieguy

Paul said...

Your band?

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Paul
Yes my band.

regards
Ozzieguy

Paul said...

Former or current?

Ozzieguy said...

Former Paul, I am now 83 years old lol

Paul said...

I guess 83 is a good age to kick back and share the great music of your lifetime. I'm also an ex muso, having dropped out at 55 with severe tinnitus. I can still listen, but had I kept going I doubt my hearing would have survived at all. Country, Jazz duos and corporate rock were my things.

My socks are knocked off by the quality and quantity of what you post.

Ozzieguy said...

Awesome stuff Paul and thank you for your input mate.
It is nice to hear of other musco's like yourself.
Paul I also suffer from tinnitus and it sure is annoying.

Thanks for staying in touch Paul.

Regards
Ozzieguy

reyalgabs® said...

Amazing collection of Engelbert albums...wowwwww...thanks for sharing all of this....and this are an advance Christmas gift to me....thank you very much sir...God bless and merry Christmas!!!

Ozzieguy said...

Hi reyalgabs
You are very welcome and thank you for your kind words and blessed Christmas to you.

Sincerely
Ozzieguy

romemo said...

I founded the songs i was looking for
Thank you a-lot

joanofark06 said...

I can't get the 1977 album Miracles, and anything after that! Anyway to help, would sure appreciate it!

Ozzieguy said...

Hello JoA
Not sure why you were not able to get those, however, I have re-done all links.
regards
Ozzieguy

MAAC said...

gracias, muchas gracias.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome MAAC

Aussie said...

a nice big thank you 4 this and thank you 4 the great music u upload as well - Aussie

mrRadio said...

Hello OG.. hope you're coming along.. wishing you everything good!!
Thanks for the Engelbert. This is the best collection here I've ever come upon. I didn't pay Mr. Humperdinck much heed until his 1976 song "After The Lovin'" caught my attention in a big way. That upbeat MOR tune was helped a lot by the punchy drumming and chorus, terrific lyric, Englebert's smooth delivery and that melodic hook all was just right for sticking in my brain and causing occasional sporadic singing outbursts. You have to think that at some point early on his management and label didn't try to get him to change to a slicker sounding stage name. Respected him for that alone and now it's just like Elvis, Melanie, Petula, Cher, Spanky, Sade, Madonna, Donovan, and Liberace.. there's only one Engelbert. Be safe.. be well!

Ozzieguy said...

Hi my friend [mrRadio]
Yes, Engelbert was fantastic with all of his music, my band used to love playing his music and I surely adored playing and singing all of his stuff.
A sad day for him recently as his wife passed away from the Covid disease. May she rest in Peace.
Best Wishes
Ozzieguy

adilson said...

Engelbert Humperdinck,o que dizer deste interprete,fantastico,maravilhos,ouvir suas musicas é esquecer tudo que esta acontecendo lá fora,deixar a musica passar.conheci as musicas dele em 1968,dai pra frente foi só acumular Albuns e Video até hoje não deixo de ouvir suas musicas faz bem pra Alma.

discotecadojohnny said...

Obrigado excelente.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome johnny, enjoy the great music.

Unknown said...

Oh My!...What a collection! I was just thinking of creating a custom Music Disc to of Elvis, Tom Jones & Engelbert containing each of their best 50 tracks. Now this collection has my mind thinking hmmmm! Anyways, as always OG, Many thanks for the share! Also, Health & Happiness to you & yours. God Bless.

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Ozzieguy said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Eliane said...

Beautiful collection! Congrats. Thank you very much!

Ozzieguy said...

You are very welcome Eliane.
Enjoy the beautiful music.