I know , I know , men, in your humble opinion Engelbert Humperdinck is “smaltzy”; and you are not entertained, to put it nicely. In other words, you don’t like the guy.
First, let me apologize…,…for asking the wrong question. What I should have asked was “DO you know WHY you hate Engelbert Humperdinck?”
It came to me like a lighted match flame that I KNEW why, but needed to tell you.
Don’t like him? OF course not!!! Of course you dont! Not unless you’re homosexual or something. That’s because his is the voice of a lover. It would be suspicious if that was a “plus” for you.
Hey—he doesn’t sing for the men , he sings at the women ; his agents know that’s his talent and they’ve capitalized on it, …and you can’t blame them. You can’t blame the women either, for responding to a voice that embraces like warm arms.
“Sappy” , you say? If you have sugary in mind, I agree. Maybe THAT’S why it has suceeded. And a sucess it’s been, whether you know it or not.
He’s been singing in Las Vegas for years and years now and brings in the crowds every day. It’s $55.00 a pop and he hasn’t disappointed his employer or the audiances. (sp?).
My husband and I were at our time-share in Las Vegas last week and I wanted to see E. Hump, but my husband was resentful. I wasn’t surprised because for years I’ve been noticing that so many men ARE resentful of “Hump”.
We saw him anyway, and after that I relived all over again the days when I was younger and thought he was to die for.
I hate to sound- - -well, salacious, (honestly I’m usually not very much that way), BUT,…his voice licks women as if they were a lollipop. That is, it is sensuous, and that is why they have called him , as in Vegas, “Mr. Romantic”.
His “overblown vocal style”, as you put it, is just what most singers try for, ; it has been called “strong and smooth”. And it is.
Besides that he is (at least was) handsome.
So eat your heart out , boys, and keep on being offended by the likes of him. There’s not one of you could s***w a woman with his voice, alone like “e. H.” can