Seeing these series of television shows again, brings back memories of days gone by. In each show Engelbert opens with two songs, always accompanied by a big television orchestra, and finishes the show with a great finale. What a voice!!! German cabaret-dancer Marlene Charelle is guest in every show, and "sings", dances and helps Engelbert with his German language. And of course, there is always another guest-star. Big names like Jose Feliciano, Anna Moffo, Wilma Reading and Randy Newman. In the first episode we can also see and hear the amazing Tom Jones in his younger years. The highlight of that show is a stunning version of "All the games people play" sung by Engelbert and Tom, with Billy Preston playing organ. One of the best things we've ever heard. In those days the two singers were friends and equivalents, though the friendship cooled down in later years. Under the guidance of their late manager Gordon Mills, Tom was famous as an allround rock & roll and r&b-singer, while Engelbert was the balladeer. Both men caused great reactions among female fans, also fired by their charismatic appearance. These shows are great entertainment, despite the poor video-quality !
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