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Pan Am North Stars "That Happy Feeling" (1962)

"That happy feeling" was a pop hit for German bandleader Bert Kaempfert in 1962. The song was composed by Ghanaian musician Guy Warren in 1956 under the original title "An African's Prayer (Eyi Wala Dong)".

From their 1962 album titled "Pan Am North Stars" here is the legendary steel-band with a scintillating arrangement of "That Happy Feeling" that lives up to the song's title

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Comment by Mrs. P on June 25, 2012 at 10:40pm

I used to hear Bert Kaempfert sing this song on the radio in NYC, many years ago. It always made me feel good. I had no idea that it was composed by an African musician.  It's certainly true that we learn something new everyday. Thank you for posting this.

Comment by Michaele on June 20, 2012 at 9:30pm


You never cease to amaze me in all that you share !  What a treasure.  Thanks so much.

Comment by KWEKU D THOMAS on June 10, 2012 at 10:24pm

great sound, sweet sound of steel. 

Thanks Glenroy.always enjoy your post and dedication. 


Comment by terry on June 10, 2012 at 8:50am

Glenroy: I always appreciate the brief 'background' you provide with most of your musical posts.

As for this Pan Am North Stars (1962) arrangement & performance? It's as you (and me Webster's)say........."scintillating" !!

Comment by Bertel Gittens on June 10, 2012 at 8:36am

I was there when North Stars played this tune at the We Beat last night in St. James. Of course Tony Williams  was along side the band in wheel chair. Great piece of music!!!

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