Regular readers of this blog will already have been introduced to Danish Guitar Ace, a deluxe four-CD box set, with book, covering the career of Jørgen Ingmann. For those of you who missed the earlier post, it's here. It has all the background on this very worthwhile, but difficult to find, set for lovers of Les Paul-style guitar.
Danish Guitar Ace included a peppy little tune called Trudie, which made its first appearance on a Metronome single in Denmark in 1958. It was a cover version of a hit that year by British musician Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson. His single went to No. 14 on the U.K. chart and the sheet music for the tune, which Henderson wrote, was a top seller as well.
Below is Ingmann's version
Interestingly the Jørgen Ingmann version of Trudie turned up in the U.S. on the flip side of a 1958 single on Disney's Buena Vista label.
As you can see the label bills the backing as by the Camarata Orchestra. Tutti Camarata was musical director for Disney at the time and he definitely wasn't involved in the original recording session for Metronome in Denmark. I can't imagine that the Buena Vista release is anything but the original Danish recording, since it came out in the same year.
Ingmann doesn't appear on the "A"side of the single, Ridin' West, which is by the Camarata Orchestra. Ridin' West was the theme for Spin and Marty, a series of short films that was used in the Mickey Mouse Club TV show.
To close, here's a sample of Ingmann's playing in the 1970s that's firmly in the easy listening camp. It's a version of Nostalgia, popularized by Belgian guitarist Francis Goya.