- Footprints In The Sand (Huellas En La Arena)
- Dreams (Sueños)
- Your Move (Tu Movimiento)
- Brazilian Love Song (Andorinha Preta)
- Tropical Sunrise
- Cachaca Mecanica
- Jump In The Line
- Shades Of Love (Sombras De Amor)
- Canto De Ossanha
- Swing And Sway
- Island In The Sun
- Tahitian Sunset *
- Moon Over Baja *
- In The Everglades *
- Malaysian Melody *
After the great success of THAT LATIN FEELING in 1964, Bert Kaempfert produced a further album entitled TROPICAL SUNRISE which was also devoted exclusively to the rhythms of Latin America and released in 1977. Accompanied by exquisite harmonies and instrumental sounds, listeners were once again transported to exotic regions.
The original recording contained six numbers composed by Bert Kaempfert together with Herbert Rehbein. The title Footprints In The Sand even received an award in Argentina. In addition, such evergreens as Andorinha Preta (Brazilian Love Song) and Island In The Sun (sung by Harry Belafonte in the film of the same name in 1957 and famous in Germany as Wo Meine Sonne Scheint with Caterina Valente) were included in the compilation. Titles such as Wave, a hit by Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer of the Girl From Ipanema, and Canto De Ossanha by the legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell catered for a "modern touch".
Of course such pieces call for all manner of South American percussion instruments such as the apito (whistle), bell tree, cabaza, claves (pair of hardwood sticks), conga (drum played with the hands), cowbells, cuica (friction drum), pandeiro (tambourine), reco-reco (scraper), timbales, triangle and even a donkey's jaw bone. In addition to Rolf Ahrens on the drums, Nippy Noya, Max Raths, Hans Bekker and Manfred Sperling were engaged as percussionists, with Herb Geller (flute), Ack van Rooyen (trumpet), Jiggs Whigham (trombone) and Jürgen Schröder (guitar) performing the solos.
Bert Kaempfert's love for distant countries is reflected in many of his melodies and arrangements. Four such compositions have been added here as a special bonus: Tahitian Sunset from 1966, Moon Over Baja and In The Everglades, both recorded in 1974, and - to carry us away to the Far East - Malaysian Melody, set down in 1968.
(from the original liner notes)