(Germany - Import, 2PC)
Two CD digipak with 64 page booklet. In April 2016, Bill Ramsey will celebrate his 85th birthday. Bill was born in Cincinnatti, Ohio, in 1931. While serving his time in the United States Airforce in Germany, he performed his special blend of jazz, swing, and blues in jazz clubs like the 'Jazzkeller' in Franfurt/Main, Germany. After signing with Polydor Records in 1958, Bill recorded a string of popular German Schlager songs. But whenever there was an opportunity to perform, he acted out his passion for African-American music singing jazz, backed by German big bands and radio orchestras for almost each and every national public radio station in this country. This collection contains some of his greatest big band jazz recordings from the past five decades plus two 2016 recordings. Back-up musicians and arrangers include Dieter Reith, Kurt Edelhagen, Toots Thielemans, and Peter Herbolzheimer, and many others.