FRANK VALDOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA, I´m The Greatest/ Ali Shuffle, 1966

45-11005-front45-11005-V45-11005-MOn September 10th, 1966 Karl Mildenberger´s most important fight against Muhammad Ali took place in the Frankfurt Waldstadion. The German heavyweight boxer lasted twelve rounds, until the referee took him out, because of a cut above his left eye.

This Muhammad Ali-themed Hippo Records 45 might have been released in reference to this epic fight. Valdor´s  Ali Shuffle though, is not connected to Alvin Cash´s soul track Doin´ The Ali Shuffle and I´m The Greatest is not the ska song of the same name, recorded by Ross McManus And The Joe Loss Blue Beats. Ross McManus, the father of Elvis Costello.

Co-written by Frank Valdor and Joe Menke, ex-husband of Nana Gualdi, these two humorous tunes are both in the snappy orchestra style Frank Valdor was known for, and have not been re-issued since 1966.

FRANK VALDOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Ali Shuffle, 1966

FRANK VALDOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA, I´m The Greatest, 1966

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2 Comments on “FRANK VALDOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA, I´m The Greatest/ Ali Shuffle, 1966”

  1. “I’m The Greatest” geht ja genauso wie “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman”, aber wer hat’s von wem geklaut? Und wieso hat das eigentlich noch niemand gemerkt? Fragen, die das Leben stellt. ;-)

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Stimmt! Hatte ich nicht gemerkt. Ich wette Valdor hat von Whistling Jack Smith geklaut. Also ist die Platte von 1967.


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