In 1999 The Hump recorded, The Dance Album is his first album in the dance genre. Released by the red-hot dance label Interhit Records, the album features newly recorded dance versions of six of Engelbert’s greatest hits, along with five original songs. Favorites such as ‘Quando, Quando, Quando’ and ‘Release Me’ are set to an infectious dance beat by dance producer/ remixers Chris Cox and Barry Harris.
With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Hardly. In the past few years, he has joined in elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation in addition to their core audiences. .’
Engelbert Humperdinck came into this world as Arnold George Dorsey, one of ten siblings. His father served in the British military, and his mother taught violin and had an operatic voice. They all lived in Leicester, England and the young lad from Leicester developed strong and enduring family values imparted by his parents. At the age of eleven, Arnold George Dorsey began to study saxophone.
At last, in 1967, after performing Release Me to a standing room only crowd at the London Palladium, stardom took a giant leap for the performer. Release Me , Humperdinck’s signature song, was an instant worldwide hit, and made record industry history by knocking the The Beatles, Penny Lane from its #1 one mark on the Billboard charts. In 1977, along came After the Lovin which earned Humperdinck a Grammy nomination.
Recently performing before a viewing audience of over 80 million people in the Baltic countries, Engelbert put his genius genre in high gear once again by combining his classic hits along with his latest hit, Tell Me Where It Hurts. The new single currently climbing the iTunes charts, already has Engelbert fans bubbling with excitement, for when it comes to a great love song, nobody does it better they learned many years ago. So much so, The Hump has decided to create his own channel on You Tube, rightfully titled, The Engelbert Channel where fans worldwide can reminisce and relive some of the finest performances in Engelbert’s memorable career.