A Tribute to Fred Astaire – Puttin’ On The Ritz

How would the original songs of Fred Astaire sound with a contemporary arrangement and sung by some of the most energetic and still sensitive singers of nowadays?

Did you ever wonder how it would sound if 1990s-party heroes Right Said Fred sang a song by 1930s/1940s dance and film legend Fred Astaire? We didn’t either. And then we just tried it. The result was mind-blowing.

So we gathered some well-known old hands of the music biz and some promising newcomers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fred Astaire’s death with us and record 14 contemporary versions of the old master’s songs:

  • Right Said Fred („I’m too sexy“)
  • Taco („Puttin’ on the Ritz“)
  • Alexander Rybak (European Song Contest Winner)
  • Freak Power („Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out“)
  • Alvin Chea (Member of multi-Grammy winner „Take Six“)and many others.

Rainer C. Regatschnig produced music for his own independent label in the late-80s before starting to work for EMI Records as a Promotion Manager. After gaining experience in film, advertising and media marketing, the time was right for him to follow his heart once again, so he started the “Puttin‘ On The Ritz – A Tribute To Fred Astaire” project.

Wolfgang Lohr is one of the best known electro swing producers worldwide. So far he has released more than 100 tracks, including remixes for Felix Jaehn, Parov Stelar, Alle Farben, Tinush and Lexer. His music is uniquely defined by his very detail-oriented style of reviving old tunes and transferring them onto today‘s ”danceflohr“.

Justin Fidèle is at home in the international DJ circuit. At more than 1000 gigs he has made countless hips shake and feet tap since the mid-nineties. In 2012 he co-founded the renowned “Electro Swing Revolution” party series and is running the eponymous and genre-defining internet radio station which is enjoyed by swing enthusiasts around the globe.

01 Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz 2017 (3:56)
02 Fred A. Staire feat. Alex Larke – Dancing Cheek To Cheek (5:21)
03 Right Said Fred – Let’s Face The Music And Dance (2:58)
04 Gabriel Kitzman feat. Klezmer Reloaded – Shall We Dance (3:33)
05 George Bangable & Stella Jones – Something’s Gotta Give (3:09)
06 Freakpower – The Afterbeat (3:02)
07 Gani Tamir – Night And Day (3:36)
08 Alex Larke – Steppin’ Out With My Baby (2:45)
09 Darren Fewins – If Swing Goes, I Go Too (3:14)
10 Kitten and The Hip – No Strings (3:46)
11 Ashley Slater feat. Scarlett Quinn – Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (3:20)
12 Gani Tamir – Dream Dancing (3:42)
13 Alvin Chea – The Way You Look Tonight (3:21)
14 Alexander Rybak – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (2:47)

15 Fred A. Staire – Dancing Cheek To Cheek (Remix by Sefi Carmel feat. Gani Tamir) (3:45)
16 Bart & Baker – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Lounge Remix) (3:21)
17 Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz 2017 (Taco Swings With Fred Astaire) (3:55)

© 2017 Tanz mit Profis GmbH, Vienna (A Tribute To Fred Astaire)
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