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Roger Whittaker

With his avuncular appearance and rich baritone, African-born British pop singer Roger Whittaker seemed like a late successor to Bing Crosby when he emerged into worldwide popularity in the '70s. Although his initial hits were self-written, he quickly turned largely to interpretive singing as he recorded prolifically. With the front line of the popular music business dominated by young performers playing pop/rock, he and his music soon encountered resistance from radio and the music press. Also, the U.S. was one of the last regions of the world to acknowledge him, and he never focused primarily on America, resulting in an underestimation of his stardom stateside, where he was thought of as a one-hit wonder for "The Last Farewell." But he maintained a large following in Europe and the Far East where he performed frequently, resulting in sales that were estimated at 40 million albums worldwide by the early '90s.

The son of immigrants from Staffordshire, England, Whittaker was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 22, 1936. His father, Edward Whittaker, owned a grocery store, for which his mother, Viola Whittaker, kept the books; she later worked as a teacher. He took up the guitar at the age of seven and learned to sing songs in Swahili, but did not think of music as a career until much later. In 1956, he entered the University of Cape Town, South Africa as a medical student, but flunked out in his second year and returned to Nairobi, where he taught primary school and performed in nightclubs. In September 1959, he moved to the U.K. and began attending Bangor University in Wales, where he studied science with the intention of furthering his teaching career. But he continued to sing in clubs, and in the early '60s, a few of his recordings were issued on flexi-discs included with a campus publication, the Bangor University Rag, and credited to Hank & the Mellomen, to raise money for charity. This brought him to the attention of Fontana Records, which signed him to a contract and released his first professional single, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," credited to Rog Whittaker, in 1962. His second single was a cover of American country singer Jimmy Dean's "Steel Men." It gave him his first chart entry near the bottom of the New Musical Express Top 30 in June 1962, just as he was passing his final exams. So, instead of going on for his PhD, he acquired a manager and turned to singing full-time, soon gaining a residency on This and That, a television show in Ulster, Northern Ireland. The next few years he struggled to make a living on the British cabaret circuit, but in the spring of 1967 he won a prize at the Knokke Song Festival in Belgium, leading to recordings of his composition "The Mexican Whistler" and his version of "If I Were a Rich Man" from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Both became hits in Europe, breaking him as a headlining concert attraction on the continent.

By 1968, Whittaker had switched record labels to EMI, which released his discs on its Columbia imprint (no relation to the American Columbia Records). In the fall of 1969, he scored his first Top 20 hit in Britain with the self-written "Durham Town (The Leavin')." He was signed to RCA Victor Records for the U.S., and in the spring of 1970 another of his compositions, the sunny, uptempo "New World in the Morning," became a Top 20 hit on the American Easy Listening chart. At the same time, his British single was the melodramatic, anti-war original "I Don't Believe in 'If' Anymore," which reached the pop Top Ten. In the U.S., "I Don't Believe in 'If' Anymore" followed "New World in the Morning" and became a Top 30 Easy Listening hit that summer; in the U.K., "New World in the Morning" followed "I Don't Believe in 'If' Anymore" and became a Top 20 pop hit that fall. In the U.S., RCA released Whittaker's first American album, New World in the Morning, while in the U.K., an album titled I Don't Believe in "If" Anymore gave him his first chart LP as he accepted offers to host a children's television show and a radio series. ("New World in the Morning" went on to become one of his more valuable copyrights as a songwriter, earning covers by Eddy Arnold and Al Martino, among others.)

Whittaker continued his success on both sides of the Atlantic and, indeed, around the world, in 1971. The philosophical "Why?," for which he had composed the music to a lyric submitted by amateur writer Joan Stanton as part of a contest on his radio show, reached the American Easy Listening chart and the British pop chart, and it won the U.K.'s coveted Ivor Novello songwriting award for 1971-1972. Whittaker also returned to Britain LP chart with his New World in the Morning album and made the U.K. Top 40 with "Mammy Blue." He also released the album A Special Kind of Man, which included "The Last Farewell," a romantic ballad of war and separation he had composed and set to lyrics sent in by another amateur writer, Ron Webster, as part of the same radio competition that produced "Why?"

Whittaker had another British television series in 1972, this time one for grown-ups, and he continued to record and perform around the world over the next few years, though without coming up with another hit. Then in the winter of 1975 "The Last Farewell" belatedly began to attract attention in the U.S. after the wife of an Atlanta radio programmer heard it on vacation in Canada and induced her husband to put it on the air. The four-year-old track was released as a single that topped the easy listening chart and made the Top 20 of the pop chart, before going on to become an international hit with reported sales of 11 million copies. It peaked at number two in the U.K. during the summer and won Whittaker a second Ivor Novello Award. (It also attracted numerous cover versions, including one by Elvis Presley on his 1976 LP From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee.) Meanwhile, RCA (which had previously dropped Whittaker and then hastily re-signed him) released the compilation album The Last Farewell and Other Hits in the U.S., and the LP reached the Top 40 of the pop charts and the Top Ten of the country charts on its way to gold-record certification. In Britain, the compilation The Very Best of Roger Whittaker reached the Top Ten.

As he turned 40 in 1976, Whittaker undertook his first U.S. tour. "Durham Town (The Leavin')" belatedly made the easy listening chart, followed in mid-year by the Top 20 "The First Hello, The Last Goodbye," co-written by the singer. In the U.K., his chart LP for the year was The Second Album of the Very Best of Roger Whittaker. He returned to the American easy listening chart in February 1977 with "Before She Breaks My Heart," and while RCA's release of The Best of Roger Whittaker in March never made the charts, it sold well enough over the next several years to be certified gold in 1980. Meanwhile, he hosted another TV series, Whittaker's World of Music, in Britain in 1977.

From the late '70s into the early '80s, Whittaker continued to score minor chart entries in the U.S. and the U.K. while touring around the world. In America, his Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary chart entries were "If I Knew Just What to Say" (1978) and the self-penned "You Are My Miracle" (1979), while his albums When I Need You (1979), Mirrors of My Mind (1979), Voyager (1980), Roger Whittaker with Love (1980), and Live in Concert (1981) made the bottom half of the Top 200. In the U.K., the chart hits were all compilation albums: Roger Whittaker Sings the Hits (1978), 20 All Time Greats (1979), and The Roger Whittaker Album (1981). He also addressed his non-English-speaking audience by singing phonetically in other languages, releasing Mein Deutsches Album in West Germany in 1979, for example. In 1982, he scored a number one hit in West Germany with "Albany," and the same year he returned to Kenya for the first time in two decades, commemorating the occasion with the 1984 album and documentary In Kenya: A Musical Safari.

He had toured the U.S. in 1980, but he didn't return until 1983. In the late '70s, he had launched his own Tembo Records company (tembo is the word for elephant in Swahili). Tembo licensed his recordings to Main Street Records in the U.S., and the label made a push to establish him as a country singer, getting "I Love You Because" into the lower reaches of the country chart in late 1983 and achieving a six-month country chart run for All Time Heart Touching Favorites in 1984. But by 1985, he was back to releasing his records through RCA in the U.S. In the fall of 1986, he returned to the British Top Ten with "The Skye Boat Song," in a duet with comedian Des O'Conner, and he continued to chart LPs in the U.K. occasionally over the next decade: Skye Boat Song and Other Great Songs (1986), His Finest Collection (1987), Home Lovin' Man (1989), and A Perfect Day -- His Greatest Hits & More (1996). Often, his albums repackaged older recordings with perhaps one or two new tracks. Thus, if he did make a new album, it was an event. When Awakening appeared on RCA in the U.S. in 1999, a sticker affixed to the front cover proclaimed: "The first totally original Whittaker album in over seven years. Contains all new material!"

After completing a tour of Germany (by then his strongest market) in 2001, a 65-year-old Whittaker announced his retirement from performing and settled down with his wife of 37 years in Ireland. Like many musical performers, however, he was unable to hold to this declaration and was back on tour in Germany in 2003, with plans for more recordings and concerts planned years ahead. ~ William Ruhlmann
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Streets Of London

1. Streets Of London

2. The Last Farewell

3. New World In The Morning

4. Durham Town

5. I Don´t Believe In If Anymore

6. River Lady

7. Mexican Whistler

8. If I Were A Richman

9. Fire And Rain

10. Mammy Blue

11. What Love Is

12. Summer Days

13. Hound Dog

14. Both Sides Now

15. Hold On

16. Hello, Good Morning, Happy Day

17. From The People

18. Changelip

19. Summer In The Country

20. Sloop John B

21. All Of My Live

22. Elizabeth

23. The First Hello, The Last Farewell

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Track List: My Land Is Kenya

1. I'm Back

2. My Land Is Kenya

3. Shimoni

4. Good Old E.A.R. & H

5. Come With Me

6. Did You Really Have To

7. Make Way For Man

8. High

9. Come Back Again

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Track List: Du bist nicht allein

1. Paradies

2. Endlich bist du wieder hier

3. Rot war die Sonne

4. Rosen sind stärker

5. Die Mädchen werden Frauen

6. Leben mit dir

7. Lass mich bei dir sein

8. Es soll so bleiben

9. Wie gut, dass du noch da bist

10. Du - Du bist nicht allein

11. Tango mit dir

12. Sarah

13. Hab' ich dir schon gesagt

14. Tränen lügen nicht

15. Heut bin ich arm - heut bin ich reich

16. Das erste Adios

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Track List: Roger Whittaker - Leben mit Dir - Das Große Starportrait

Disc 1

1. Alles Roger

2. Augen wie Sterne

3. Heut bin ich arm - heut bin ich reich

4. Ein bisschen Aroma

5. Die schlechtesten Jungs

6. Leben mit dir

7. Wenn es dich noch gibt

8. Die Bilder der Kindheit

10. All die Jahre

11. Eloisa

12. Du wirst alle Jahre schöner

13. Es soll so bleiben

14. Wir sind jung (Oh Maria)

15. Tango mit dir

16. Ich denk' oft an Mary

17. Die schneeweißen Tauben

18. Zwei himmelblaue Evergreens

19. Good Night Lady

Disc 2

1. Fernweh

3. Der Himmel über mir

4. Die Nacht von Marseille

5. Sieben Jahre, sieben Meere

6. Mein Land ist Kenia

7. Der Highland-Song

8. Rot war die Sonne

9. Das alte Schiff

10. Das Lied von Aragon

12. Komm nach Zolindo Bay

13. Ich kann ohne Country Music nicht leben

14. Sein Truck fährt weiter

16. Ein Kissen voller Träume

17. Kuscheln am Sonntag

18. Salz im Kaffee

Disc 3

1. Dies Lied ist für dich

2. Drei kleine Worte

3. Willst Du wirklich meine Liebe

4. Für ein Leben zu zweit

5. Du - Du bist nicht allein

6. Warm & weich & wunderbar geborgen

7. Die Sehnsucht nach Liebe

8. Tauch hinab in die Nacht

9. Sarah

10. Ich wollte nur mal mit Dir tanzen

11. Sag ihr

12. Lass mich bei dir sein

13. Was ist dabei, wenn wir zwei uns lieben

15. Du kannst zaubern

16. Doch tanzen will ich nur mit dir allein

17. Du bist das Licht tief in mir

18. Zurück zur Liebe

19. Tanz heut nacht mit mir

Disc 4

1. Schön war die Zeit

2. Abschied ist ein scharfes Schwert

3. Bring mir noch einmal die Jahre zurück

4. Ein langer Abschied

5. Wer niemals Abschied nahm

6. Erinnerungen

7. Die Sehnsucht bleibt

8. Wie lang ist das schon her

9. Die goldenen Zeiten

10. Goodbye ist Goodbye

11. Mexican Whistler

12. A Whole New World

13. Everything I Do, I Do It For You

14. I Will Always Love You

15. When I Fall In Love

16. What a Wonderful World

17. New World in the Morning

18. Spanish Eyes

19. I Can't Stop Loving You

21. The Last Farewell

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Track List: Einfach Leben - Best Of - Dankeschön Für All Die Jahre

Disc 1

1. Dankeschön

2. Albany (German Radio Version)

3. Eloisa

4. Lass Mich Bei Dir Sein

5. Sag Ihr

6. Du Wirst Alle Jahre Schöner

7. Wenn Es Dich Noch Gibt

8. Leben Mit Dir

9. Du - Du Bist Nicht Allein

10. Zurück Zur Liebe

11. Happy Kenya Boy

12. Das Ist Leben

13. Tanz Heut Nacht Mit Mir

14. Das Lied Von Aragon

15. Fernweh

16. Die Schneeweißen Tauben

17. Was Ist Dabei, Wenn Wir Zwei Uns Lieben

18. Wir Sind Jung (Oh Maria)

19. Sieben Jahre, Sieben Meere

20. Abschied Ist Ein Scharfes Schwert

Disc 2

1. Alles Roger

2. Die Zeit Meines Lebens

3. Meine Liebe Gehört Nur Dir

4. Bleib Heut Bei Mir

5. Ein Kissen Voller Träume

7. Une Rose Pour Isabelle

9. Swaggy (Australian Whistler)

11. So Viele Tausend Seelen

12. The Last Farewell

13. Miteinander

14. Mein Land Ist Kenia

15. Uncle Benny

17. Dich Zu Verlieren

19. Ein Bisschen Aroma

20. Goodbye Ist Goodbye

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Track List: Moments In My Life

1. Into the Silence

2. I'm Not In Love

3. Jenny

4. Out Of Africa

5. Feather On The Wind

6. Serenata serena

7. Carnival

8. Wildwood Rose

9. Light (Crepuscolo)

10. River Baion

11. Rough And Tumble

12. Stars of Africa

13. Sweet Dreams

14. Always Remember

15. Mexican Whistler (Unplugged Version)

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Track List: Two Hundred Thousand Souls

1. Two Hundred Thousand Souls

2. So viele tausend Seelen

3. Two Hundred Thousand Souls (Instrumental Version)

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Track List: Mein schönster Traum

1. Du warst mein schönster Traum

2. Der neue Morgen

3. Zeiten

4. Komm mit mir

5. Swaggy (Australian Whistler)

6. Dich zu lieben

7. Miteinander

8. Zurück

9. Dass es schön war, weiß man erst viel zu spät

10. Onkel Benny

11. Du bist so wunderbar

12. So weit, so gut

13. Mexican Whistler (Acoustic Version)

14. Adieu, mein Freund

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Track List: Live in Berlin

1. Alles Roger (Live)

2. The Last Farewell (Live)

3. Blue Suede Shoes (Live)

4. Musica Romantica (Live)

5. Zurück zur Liebe (Live)

6. Baba tu endee (Live)

7. Wer niemals Abschied nahm (Live)

8. Lass mich bei dir sein (Live)

9. The Skye Boat Song (Live)

10. Mexican Whistler (Live)

11. Erinnerungen (Live)

12. Du bist der Inbegriff (Live)

13. Wir sind jung (oh Maria) (Live)

14. Eloisa (Live)

15. Abschied ist ein scharfes Schwert (Live)

16. Albany (Live)

17. Was ist dabei, wenn wir zwei uns lieben (Live)

18. Ein bisschen Aroma (Live)

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Track List: Der weihnachtliche Liedermarkt

1. Weihnachtsglocken - heilige Glocken

2. Hört, es singt der Engelchor (Hark The Herald Angels Sing)

3. Tannenbaum - Weihnachtsbaum - Christbaum

4. Still und friedlich

5. Der Weihnachtskanon

6. Manchmal kommt Schnee

7. Ding-Dong festliches Geläut (Ding-Dong Merrily On High)

8. Der Christbaum ist der schönste Baum

9. Holder Knabe in der Krippe (Infant Holy - Infant Lowly)

10. Weihnacht

11. Oh Mamma Maria (Momma Mary)

12. Eisblumen blühn

13. Der weihnachtliche Liedermarkt (Collage aus 19 bekannten Weihnachtsliedern)

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Track List: Nur das Beste

1. Wir sind jung (Oh Maria)

2. Ein Kissen voller Träume

3. Warm & weich & wunderbar geborgen

4. You Are My Miracle

5. Du wirst alle Jahre schöner

6. Drei kleine Worte

7. Für ein Leben zu zweit

8. You Light Up My Life

9. Doch tanzen will ich nur mit dir allein

10. Du kannst zaubern

11. Leben mit dir

12. Love Still Means You Told Me

13. Alle Frauen dieser Erde

14. Was ist dabei, wenn wir zwei uns lieben

15. Du warst mein schönster Traum

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Track List: Mehr denn je

1. Du bist der Inbegriff

2. Liebe ohne Tränen

3. Wunderbare Jahre liegen vor uns

4. Lady Larissa

5. Sag mir wo du bist

6. Sweet Dreams - Sweet Dreams

7. Blindes Vertrauen

8. Die Highlights der Highlands

9. Mehr denn je

10. Ich kann alles verzeihn

11. Reise in die Vergangenheit

12. So ist die Liebe

13. Wilde Rosen blühen in Kilkenny

14. Verdammt schön war das

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Track List: Alles Roger 3

1. Wann hast du zuletzt geträumt von mir

2. Wer niemals Abschied nahm

3. Zum Weinen ist immer noch Zeit

4. Hin und her und her und hin

5. Der alte Rock'n Roll Heroe

6. Du warst mein schönster Traum

7. Ich kann ohne Country Music nicht leben

8. New World in the Morning

9. Das Lied von Aragon

10. Lass die Rosen nicht verblühn

11. My Land Is Kenya (Live)

12. Kuscheln am Sonntag

13. River Baion (German Version)

14. Du warst niemals eine Lady

15. Shoot for the Moon

16. Kinder der ganzen Welt

17. Das alte Schiff

18. Song of Goodbye

19. Guten Abend, gute Nacht

20. Ein bisschen Aroma

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Track List: Wunderbar geborgen

1. Song of Goodbye

2. Musica Romantica

3. Kuscheln am Sonntag

4. Die Zärtlichkeit geht über alles

5. Alle Frauen dieser Erde

6. Brennend heiß

7. Wahre Liebe finden

8. Liebe und Leid

9. Warm & weich & wunderbar geborgen

10. Irgendwann kommt ein Gewitter

11. Wer niemals Abschied nahm

12. Die Sehnsucht bleibt

13. Wir sind gerne hier

14. Goodbye Wonderful People

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Track List: Awakening

1. I Awoke (Spring)

2. Some Ladies

3. It Rains In The Heart Of The Night

4. The Way to Love

5. Simply Friends

6. I Awoke (Summer)

7. Shoot for the Moon

8. Window Of My Heart

9. Heaven Can Wait

10. Still

11. I Awoke (Autumn)

12. Love Is the Answer

13. Sing Away Your Tears

14. Tomorrow Comes

15. You'll Cast Mighty Long Shadow

16. I Awoke (Winter)

17. The Simple Man

18. Moments

19. War No More

20. The Seasons

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Track List: Leben mit dir

1. Lass mich bei dir sein

2. Du wirst alle Jahre schöner

3. Ich bin dein Fallschirm

4. Mehr als alles auf der Welt

5. Gib uns noch eine Chance

6. Hab' ich dir schon gesagt

7. Du alleine - ich alleine

8. Lass dich fallen

9. Du bist die Seele in meiner Musik

10. Doch tanzen will ich nur mit dir allein

11. Was ist dabei, wenn wir zwei uns lieben

12. Ich bin da

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Track List: Alles Roger 2

1. Alles Roger

2. Du kannst zaubern

3. Leben mit dir

4. Endlich bist du wieder hier

5. Du - Du bist nicht allein

7. Die schneeweißen Tauben

8. Du bist das Licht tief in mir

9. Was ist dabei, wenn wir zwei uns lieben

10. Einfach Leben

12. Zurück zur Liebe

13. Rosen sind stärker

14. Inseln im Ozean

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Track List: Roger Whittaker Sings

1. The Last Farewell

2. Hello Good Morning Happy Day

3. If I Were A Rich Man

4. Elizabethan Serenade

5. Changelip (African Whistler)

6. All Of My Life

7. Durham Town

8. Mexican Whistler

9. New World In The Morning

10. The First Hello The Last Goodbye

11. Hound Dog

12. (Summer In The Country) New Love

13. Fire And Rain

14. Both Sides Now

15. Streets Of London

16. River Lady

17. Sloop John B

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Track List: Roger Whittaker Live

1. The Last Farewell (Live)

2. If I Were A Rich Man (Live)

3. Mexican Whistler (Live)

4. All Of My Life (Live)

5. New World In The Morning (Live)

6. Mammy Blue (Live)

7. The First Hello, The Last Goodbye (Live)

8. Hold On (Live)

9. Summer Days (Live)

10. Fire And Rain (Live)

11. Both Sides Now (Live)

12. Streets Of London (Live)

13. River Lady (Live)

14. Improvisation (Change Lip) (Live)

15. Sloop John B (Live)

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Track List: Roger Whittaker

Disc 1

1. Doch Tanzen Will Ich Nur Mit Dir Allein

2. Schon War Die Zeit

3. Was Ist Dabei, Wenn Wir Zwei Uns Lieben

4. All Die Jahre

5. Fernweh

6. Erinnerungen

7. Kann Dich Nicht Vergessen

8. Morgen Wird Alles Anders

9. Du Musst Nicht Gehen

10. Sehnsucht (Wie Am Ersten Tag)

11. Die Luge, Die Man Freiheit Nennt

12. Eloisa

13. Ein Bisschen Aroma

14. Bleib Heut Bei Mir (Live)

15. Es Wird Nacht

16. Ein Langer Abschied

Disc 2

1. Ein Weißes Haus

2. Wenn Es Dich Noch Gibt (Live)

3. Gib Uns Noch Eine Chance

4. Für Ein Leben Zu Zweit

5. Und Der Wind Singt Noch Immer Sein Lied

6. Du Wirst Alle Jahre Schoner

7. Drei Kleine Worte

8. Willst Du Wirklich Meine Liebe

9. Das Alte Schiff

10. Laß Mich Bei Dir Sein

11. Ich Wollte Nur Mal Mit Dir Tanzen

12. Himmel Vorhanden - Engel Gesucht

13. Augen Wie Sterne

14. Tanz Heut Nacht Mit Mir (Live)

15. Ein Kissen Voller Traume

16. Leben Mit Dir (Live)

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Track List: Zurück zur Liebe

1. Endlich bist du wieder hier

2. Du kannst zaubern

3. Zu Fuß bis nach Paris

4. Zwei Adler

5. Dies Lied ist für dich

6. Die schneeweißen Tauben

7. Manchmal mußt Du durch Scherben

8. Inseln im Ozean

9. Zurück zur Liebe

10. Bleib so wie Du bist

11. Als es am schönsten war

12. Und ein Zug fährt hinaus in die Nacht

13. Du bist das Meer

14. Weit von hier

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Track List: New World In The Morning

1. New World In The Morning

2. Time In A Bottle

4. You Are My Miracle

5. Sunrise, Sunset

6. Durham Town (The Leavin')

7. The Last Farewell

8. Kilgary Mountain

9. Dirty Old Town

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Track List: Einfach leben

1. Einfach leben

2. Rosen sind stärker

3. Wunderbare Sehnsucht

4. Solang ein Horizont noch vor uns liegt

5. Santa Domenica

6. Nur noch mit Dir

7. Es könnten zwei weniger sein

8. Alles nochmal auf Rot

9. Tanz mit mir

10. Nur die Liebe trocknet alle Tränen

11. Phoolan Devi - Die Banditen-Queen

12. Lass den Träumen Flügel wachsen

13. Mein Himmel ist nicht über den Wolken

14. Du bist das Licht tief in mir

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Track List: Perfect Day

2. New World In The Morning

3. Smile

4. Hello, Young Lovers

5. It's Impossible

6. There, I've Said It Again

7. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

8. Anytime

9. Blueberry Hill

10. Everything I Do, I Do It For You

11. A Whole New World

12. Beauty And The Beast

13. When I Fall In Love

14. Somewhere Out There

15. I Will Always Love You

16. Ol' Man River (From "Show Boat")

17. If Ever I Would Leave You (From "Camelot")

18. Summertime (From "Porgy And Bess")

19. Make Believe (From "Show Boat")

20. I Don't Believe In If Anymore

21. Durham Town

22. The Last Farewell

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Track List: Alles Roger!

2. Wir Sind Jung (Oh Maria)

3. Abschied Ist Ein Scharfes Schwert

4. Eloisa

5. Mein Land Ist Kenia

6. Die Bilder Der Kindheit

7. Wenn Es Dich Noch Gibt

9. Es Soll So Bleiben

10. Mexican Whistler

11. I Don't Believe In If Anymore

12. Das Namenlose Land

13. Durham Town

14. Die Sehnsucht Nach Liebe

15. Ein Kissen Voller Träume

16. When I Fall In Love

17. Sieben Jahre, Sieben Meere

18. I Will Always Love You

20. Ein Bisschen Aroma

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Track List: Fröhliche Weihnacht

1. Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

2. Schlittenfahrt im Schnee (Jingle Bells)

3. Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her

4. O Tannenbaum

5. Wir wünschen Euch frohe Weihnacht

6. Lasst uns froh und munter sein

7. Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen (Gloria)

8. Herbei o ihr Gläubigen

9. Stille Nacht - heilige Nacht

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Track List: Frohe Weihnacht

1. Wir wünschen euch frohe Weihnacht

2. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

3. Es hat sich eröffnet das himmlische Tor

4. Weißes Winter-Wunderland

5. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht

6. Macht hoch die Tür

7. Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann

8. Kleiner Trommler (The Little Drummer Boy)

9. Leise rieselt der Schnee

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Track List: Ein schöner Tag mit Dir

2. Wir sind jung (Oh Maria)

3. Das namenlose Land

4. Man liebt nicht nur einmal

5. Geh wohin dein Herz dich trägt

6. Die Bilder der Kindheit

7. Hello Lady

8. Zu Hause sein

9. Nur ein Tag im Paradies

10. Niemals wird es wieder wie heute sein

11. Samstag nachts

12. Leb jeden Tag

13. Gaslaternenzeit

14. Der Wind der meine Flügel trägt

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Track List: Mein Herz schlägt nur für Dich

1. Sag ihr

2. Auf Wiedersehen, Joana

3. Drei kleine Worte

4. Sommertage - Sommernächte

5. Das erste Adios

6. Ich wollte nur mal mit Dir tanzen

7. Rot war die Sonne

8. Adieu petite chérie

9. Blaue Stunde

10. Ein langer Abschied

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Track List: Heut Bin Ich Arm - Heut Bin Ich Reich

1. Sehnsucht (Wie Am Ersten Tag)

2. Lass Mich Bei Dir Sein

3. Und Der Wind Singt Noch Immer Sein Lied

4. Und Eine Ganze Seele

5. Die Mädchen Werden Frauen

6. Tango Mit Dir

7. Gib Uns Noch Eine Chance

8. Heut Bin Ich Arm - Heut Bin Ich Reich

9. Happy Kenya Boy

10. Hab' Ich Dir Schon Gesagt

11. Lenny Mein Freund

12. Paradies

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Track List: On Broadway

1. Love Changes Everything

2. If Ever I Would Leave You (From "Camelot")

3. Somewhere (From "West Side Story")

4. Master Of The House (From "Les Miserables")

5. If I Were A Rich Man

6. Ol' Man River (From "Show Boat")

7. Summertime (From "Porgy And Bess")

8. What I Did For Love (From "A Chorus Line")

9. As If We Never Said Goodbye (From "Sunset Boulevard")

10. Memory (From "Cats")

11. Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat (From "Guys And Dolls")

12. Try To Remember

13. Sunrise, Sunset

14. Make Believe (From "Show Boat")

15. Send In The Clowns (From "A Little Night Music")

16. The Impossible Dream

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Track List: I Will Always Love You

1. A Whole New World

2. Everything I Do, I Do For You

3. When I Fall In Love

4. Somewhere My Love

5. Beauty And The Beast

6. Evergreen

7. Wind Beneath My Wings

8. Unchained Melody

9. Somewhere Out There

10. High

11. What A Wonderful World

12. Sunrise, Sunset

13. You've Lost That Loving Feeling

14. Born Free

15. I Will Always Love You

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Track List: Das Beste Von Der Stimme Des Herzens

Disc 1

1. Albany (German Version)

2. Eloisa

3. Abschied Ist Ein Scharfes Schwert

4. Wenn Es Dich Noch Gibt

5. Schön War Die Zeit

6. Ein Bisschen Aroma

7. Mein Land Ist Kenia

8. River Baion (German Version)

9. Das Lied Von Aragon

10. Lass Mich Bei Dir Sein

11. Tango Mit Dir

12. Goodbye Ist Goodbye

13. Fernweh

14. Du - Du Bist Nicht Allein

15. Rot War Die Sonne

16. Tanz Heut Nacht Mit Mir

Disc 2

1. Bring Mir Noch Einmal Die Jahre Zurück

2. Du Wirst Alle Jahre Schöner

3. Sieben Jahre, Sieben Meere

4. Leben Mit Dir

5. Was Ist Dabei, Wenn Wir Zwei Uns Lieben

6. Sag Ihr

7. Salz Im Kaffee

8. Der Highland-Song

9. Die Schlechtesten Jungs

10. Zwei Himmelblaue Evergreens

11. Die Goldenen Zeiten

12. Wie Lang Ist Das Schon Her

13. Ein Langer Abschied

14. Drei Kleine Worte

15. Ich Kann Ohne Country Music Nicht Leben

16. Good Night Lady

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Track List: Die Stimme für Millionen

Disc 1

1. Albany (Live)

2. My Land Is Kenya (Live)

3. River Baion (Live)

4. Chengalep (Live)

5. Mexican Whistler (Live)

6. Fernweh (Live)

7. Foggy Mountain Top (Live)

8. Country Yodel (Live)

9. River Lady (Live)

10. Bleib heut bei mir (Live)

11. Rocky Top (Live)

12. Tanz heut nacht mit mir (Live)

13. Goodbye ist Goodbye (Live)

Disc 2

1. Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome (Live)

2. Cabaret (Live)

3. The Last Farewell (Live)

4. Abschied ist ein scharfes Schwert (Live)

5. Leben mit dir (Live)

6. Wenn es dich noch gibt (Live)

7. Lass mich bei dir sein (Live)

8. Tango mit dir (Live)

9. Du - du bist nicht allein (Live)

10. Eloisa (Live)

11. Das Lied von Aragon (Live)

12. Ein bisschen Aroma (Live)

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Track List: Stimme des Herzens

1. Du wirst alle Jahre schöner

2. Himmel und Heimat

3. Aber was das kostet

4. Zwei himmelblaue Evergreens

5. Du hast mich nicht gesehn

6. Die schlechtesten Jungs

7. Willst Du wirklich meine Liebe

8. Tanz Tanz Tanz

9. Ich kann ohne Country Music nicht leben

10. Tauch hinab in die Nacht

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Track List: Erinnerungen

1. Wenn es dich noch gibt (Live)

2. Margie

3. Ich denk' oft an Mary

4. Charlie Mahon

5. Sag ihr

6. Auf Wiedersehen, Joana

7. Blaue Stunde

8. Erinnerungen

9. Schön war die Zeit

10. Kann dich nicht vergessen

11. Die Lüge, die man Freiheit nennt

12. Himmel und Heimat

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Track List: Annie's Song

1. Annie's Song

2. Vaya Con Dios

3. Evergreen

4. Leaving On A Jet Plane

5. For The Good Times

6. Stardust

7. Memory (From "Cats")

8. Calypso

9. Making Believe

10. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)

11. Amazing Grace

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Track List: Live!

1. New World In The Morning (Live)

2. I Love You (Live)

3. What A Wonderful World (Live)

4. Mexican Whistler (Live)

5. Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (Live)

6. The Skye Boat Song (Live)

7. I Don't Believe In If Anymore (Live)

8. Rocky Top (Live)

9. Send In The Clowns (Live)

10. Make The World Go Away (Live)

11. Durham Town (Live)

12. The Last Farewell (Live)

x

Track List: Feelings

1. Feelings

2. Time In A Bottle

3. Harbour Lights

4. For I Loved You

5. Love Me Tender

6. Leaving On A Jet Plane

7. Everytime Is Gonna Be The Last Time

8. Send In The Clowns (From "A Little Night Music")

9. Honey

10. Gentle On My Mind

x

Track List: Danny Boy & Other Irish Favorites

1. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

2. Down By The Sally Gardens

3. Forty Shades Of Green

4. The Rose Of Tralee

5. Giant Land

6. Star Of The County Down

7. Irish Whistler

8. The Unicorn

9. The Minstrel Boy

10. I'll Tell Me Ma

11. Rooney

12. The Rising Of The Lark

13. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

14. Uncle Benny

15. Danny Boy

16. Kilgary Mountain

x

Track List: Now and Then: 1964 - 2004

1. Durham Town

2. New World in the Morning

3. The Wind Beneath My Wings

4. I Don't Believe In If Anymore

6. I'm Back

7. The First Hello, The Last Goodbye

8. Why

9. If I Were a Rich Man

10. Mammy Blue

12. The Other Side

13. Uncle Benny

14. You Are My Miracle

16. The Last Farewell

17. Mexican Whistler

18. The Best I Can

19. I Am but a Small Voice

20. Mon pays bleu

21. Jenny

22. Feather On The Wind

x

Track List: Greatest Hits

1. New World In The Morning

2. Durham Town

3. I Don't Believe In If Anymore

4. Mexican Whistler

5. The Last Farewell

6. I Am But A Small Voice

7. River Lady

8. You Are My Miracle

9. Albany

10. The Wind Beneath My Wings

11. The Skye Boat Song (Des O'Conner)

x

Track List: Celebration

1. Play Me A Song (To Make Me Smile)

2. Holding On

3. Summer Serenade

4. Uncle Benny

5. The Best I Can

6. Should've Had Dogs

7. From The North

8. Hard Road

9. Lemonade

10. Lonely

11. I Can't Take Anymore

12. Sweet Memory Of Gladness

13. Always And Always

14. If My Life Is Worth A Dime

15. Do You Remember

x

Track List: Wind Beneath My Wings

1. The Wind Beneath My Wings

2. Annie's Song

3. Always On My Mind

4. I Can See Clearly Now

5. The Most Beautiful Girl

6. She Believes In Me

7. You Needed Me

8. Evergreen

9. Try To Remember

10. For The Good Times

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Heard this song by Elvis good but not like Roger Whittaker.
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Roger Whitaker one of the best voices in the music industry... I think the best song The Last Farewell !
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Can I get"when I need you".
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My wife and I saw Roger in concert at South Lake Tahoe in the 80's. Will never forget evening. Fantastic entertainer! ! !
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I love listening to Roger . Doris
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He is one of a kind!
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Greatest singer ever
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zimmerga62
I discovered Roger while I was in the Army back In the early 80's. Still enjoy listening to him
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jcolasanti1
I think this is one of the top radio stations ever!
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Yes plea



Yes an update! What is he doing now?

! AN UPDATE WHAT IS HEW
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How about an update, it 2016
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fieldmat
I discovered Roger while in New Zealand in 1974 I have loved his music since and have turned others on to his music the US missed out until later
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I attended a Roger Whittaker concert while attending NCSU in Raleigh, NC in the early 80's and really enjoyed a wonderful event. Thank you so much for a half century of wonderful song and whistle! such clarity!
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One of the all-time greats...
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Will always be an all time favorite of mine...my married children and grand kids as well. When they hear his Christmas songs they get homesick for home
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One of Dad's favorites
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This song sounds a lot like ' We are the World mnn perhaps part were taken from this Roger Whittaker song. Not sure who wrote it.
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My wife and I saw Roger in Boise ,Idaho and just loved his concert... He can sure whistle too !!!! Enjoyed the evening so much and will always have found memories of his concert ... Thank You Roger
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I have loved Roger's music from the first time I heard it many years ago. His voice is mellow and comforting to listen to.
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I'm looking for the song When I Need You. Any suggestions?
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caroleilno1
When my only child, a son, was born the tape i chose to listen to in the labor room was Roger's. I was 42 years old and scared. His voice got me through it as it soothed and distracted me. I still love and listen to that tape and several cds I've acquired since. By the way, i turned a young 70 yesterday!

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he is with me while cooking, sewing gardening... y e a r s from now when i can longer do these things i love, i will still be listening to him with deep nostalgia
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jgp4346
How about adding his German language albums!
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After 2 years you still haven't added to Roger Whittaker. I think I have more of his music than you do ! I have 7 albums in my collection listing 69 songs
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allisonc965
I always knew about his signature song,The Last Farewell) but Ijust recently found his other music, having seen an older video on YouTube. I was awestruck and in love - instantly. His voice is like no other, and to me, there is any one better. His voice puts me in a place I could stay in forever. It has helped me through hard times recently as I just lost my husband. The younger Roger reminds me of what my husband must have looked like when he was that age. Thank you, Roger Whittaker.
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garrickconne c t i o n
Roger whittager had to exist to fulfill all the great music of yesterday
Without him there would be something missing! Gary Williams
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I went to his performance to hear Roger sing in Duluth Minnesota in the early 90's. Two things made that occasion very good. First, as he performed he would chat between songs about details of his life in earlier days. Second, after the show he came back out to chat with a small group who had waited to have the commemorativ e book signed.
More than twenty years later in Fulda, Germany, I watched Roger perform again. He sang most of his German hits and several in English too.
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I bought the the current coommemorati v e book but it remained unsigned. My thoughts; In Duluth I went to hear music but met the man as well to my great pleasure. In Fulda I went to meet the man but only heard the music. My expectations were perhaps unreasonable but I could not help feeling disappointed . I admire the man and his music. I always shall admire such a unique entertainer.
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edwardwillia m 3 8
i wish i could had seen him in person, but that didn't happen so I just enjoy his music.
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Pure Artist!!!
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caren_philli p s
Love, love, LOVE his voice!
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sgobbs43
I've been a fan for over 40 years, got to see him live in Canada about 23 years ago- glad he's still touring, sad that it's in Germany- maybe I'll get lucky and will see him again in concert
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My wife threatened to divorce me if I took her to another Roger Whittaker concert! Heard him sing several times in the Buffalo, NY area and at Chautauqua Institute. A warm, resonant voice and a great stage prescence! Keep on singing, Roger!!!!
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scottlooper
One of the most amazing voices of all time.
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delcyserna18
I'm so happy i finally found him! yes he is the best! he brings back alot of found memories.
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delcyserna18
I'm so happy i finally found him! yes he is the best! he brings back alot of found memories.
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It is the essence of harmony. He should be more popular. :)
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delcyserna18
I'm so happy i finally found him! yes he is the best! he brings back alot of found memories.
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kakeith2
So many family memories listening to the great voice and melodies of Roger Whttaker! He is a legend!
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melissa_ply
Great voice and family memories flood back listening to Roger-so happy her is alive and well!
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c.g.fowler
Love, Love, Love the music.
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rufamily
Just play MORE of his music. I have him listed/ selected and in 30 min you played 1 repeate 1 song. Don't you have more of him ????
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The absolute best.
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a beautiful song, no matter who sings it!!!!!
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I think he has a beautiful voice,I have always enjoyed his music.
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ashpop
I just love this artist. I could listen to him all day
Saw him in Baltimore and enjoyed him so much
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bobkriss36
sweet tones
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Love his singing this is my style of music. Very calming and soothing!
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Roger is so clearly just one of the best. Saw him on Maui awhile back and he was great.
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erikawitt
I received as a gift the German tape Roger Whittaker Zum Weinen ist immer noch Zeit. His lyrics and his beat are appealing to me and I would love to find a way to getting the written lyrics, so I can sing along in German. I bought a later release R.W. 50 years of Classic Hit - doesn't grab me the same as the German recordings. Where can I get the words. Thanks so much~ erikawitt@ms n . c o m - Enjoying your service so much, thanks
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