Remarkable UK pop tune from 1967 performed by Whistling Jack Smith. There are no vocals, just instrumental backing to a great deal of jocular whistling. The whistling is apparently the work of the Mike Sammes Singers and the record producer. A cheery, almost militaristic number that could only have been made in Britain in the sixties. The record was the brainchild of two Rogers: Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. It reached #20 in the Billboard charts and #5 in the uk charts. Following its success, an artist was appointed to 'be' Whistling Jack Smith, and an album was released (, but the success of 'Kaiser Bill' was never repeated. Today, you can often find the track on 60s compilations.



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