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Looking for the Original?

Just a note for those who are complaining of this "hip-hopped-up" version -- You can get the original Taco version (and the entire album) here on iTunes by searching for TACO AFTER EIGHT. I don't mind these mixes, but they don't compare to the original!

Thanks for pointing out the original Taco

Thanks to Dexter Midnight for pointing out how to find the original Taco song. iTunes doesn't show it if you type "Puttin' on the Ritz", I wonder why? This reworked version lacks the urgency of the 80s take - too languid.


that was the best song i have ever heard i love ritz!!!


Born: July 21, 1955 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Taco scored his one and only pop hit in 1982 with a faithful rendition of the Irving Berlin chestnut "Puttin' on the Ritz." Born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 21, 1955, he recorded "Ritz" in Germany in 1981; a year later, the song (originally popularized by Fred Astaire) hit the upper reaches of the U.S. pop charts, accompanied by a video depicting the singer decked out in a bow-tie-and-tails ensemble emblematic of the Depression-era movie musicals his image strived to emulate. Taco's...
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