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Comedian Harmonists

Comedian Harmonists

Male Vocal Jazz 19 Quartet from Germany.

In some ways Comedian Harmonists might be called the first German boy group. Inspired by the American group 'The Revelers', Harry Frommermann published an ad in a local newspaper, auditioned and finally founded an ensemble consisting of 3 tenors, a baritone, a bass and a pianist.

After considerable training they met with initial success and rose to immense popularity. Sold out shows, records and movie appearances crowned their success.

However, the advent of Hitler's regime smashed their plans, as three group members were Jewish. They split and both parts tried to repeat the success with replacements - the Jewish members in the United States and the other three in Germany. Neither of them succeeded.

Discography

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Comedian Harmonists : Auf Wiederseh'n : 00  1 CD :  : 5204

Comedian Harmonists : Auf Wiederseh'n

Review: The story of the Comedy Harmonists is as intriguing and compelling as their music. Drawing upon the close harmony ensembles of the 1920's - the vaudeville era - for inspiration, they crafted an eclectic mix of the classical and the cabaret in pre-war Germany. The six members, including pianist and arranger Emil Gerhardt, founder Harry Frohmann and bass singer Robert Biberti, were the pop stars of their era, and even toured America and Europe, before they were forced to disband by the Nazi government. These twenty-five tracks comprise the best-known songs in the Harmonists repetoire, including the memorable "Creole Love Call," (re-created later by England's King's Singers on their tribute album), "Tea For Two" and Rossini's "Barber Of Seville Overture."

Songlist: Creole Love Call, Muss I' Denn Zum Stadtle Dinaus, Perpetuum Mobile, Ein Bisschen Leichtsinn Kann Nicht Schaden, Tea For Two, Humoreske, Liebling, Mein Herz, Congo Lullaby, Wenn Die Sonja Russisch Tanzt, Whispering, An Der Schonen Blauen Donau, Das Alte Spinnrad, The Barber Of Seville Overture, Puppenhochzeit, Am Brunnen Vor Dem Tore, Barcarolle, Holzhackerlied, Ich Traum' Von Eine Marchennacht, In Stiller Nacht, Night and Day, Sah Ein Knab' Ein Roslein' Steh'n, Hein Spielt Abends So Schon Auf Dem Schifferklavier, Komm Im Traum, Heute Nacht Oder Nie, Auf Wiederseh'n, My Dear

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6245c | 00 1 CD | $12.98 | Some a cappella Men's Vintage CDs


Comedian Harmonists : Classic Recordings : 00  1 CD :  : PEA7000.2

Comedian Harmonists : Classic Recordings

Review: If you have ever been attracted to the instrumental vocalizations of anyone, The Kings Singers, The Swingle Singers, The Mills Brothers, or the Real Group to name a few, they are treading in the footsteps of the Comedian Harmonists who starred in twelve films and sold millions of records before they were suppressed by Hitler and banned from performing. Founded in 1927, they peaked in 1930-1932 before their three Jewish members became the focus of Nazi hatred. Delightful, joyous interpretations of classical and popular standards of the day are the fare of the quintet. A light piano accompaniment is provided by the sixth member who was also the arranger. This recording contains nearly 70 minutes of music from old 78 rpm records. Fabulous!!

Songlist: The Barber Of Seville, Must I, Then?, When Sonia Danced In Russian Style, Sleep My Little Prince, Good Moon, You Go So Gently, The Minuet, Creole Love Call, A Little Lightness, Blue Danube Waltz, Ah, How Is It Possible!, Court Serenade, Marie, Marie!, Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear, Tonight Or Never, Liebesleid, A Boy Saw A Rosebush, Woodcutter's Song, Village Music, The Old Ship Piano, Let's Have Another Beer!, In The Hayloft, Perpetuum Mobile

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6235c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Accompanied Men's Vintage CDs


Comedian Harmonists : Comedian Harmonists : 00  1 CD :  : 1445

Comedian Harmonists : Comedian Harmonists

Review: If you have ever been attracted to the instrumental vocalizations of anyone, The Kings Singers, The Swingle Singers, The Mills Brothers, or the Real Group to name a few, they are treading in the footsteps of the Comedian Harmonists who starred in twelve films and sold millions of records before they were suppressed by Hitler and banned from performing. Founded in 1927, they peaked in 1930-1932 before their three Jewish members became the focus of Nazi hatred. Delightful, joyous interpretations of classical and popular standards of the day are the fare of the quintet. A light piano accompaniment is provided by the sixth member who was also the arranger. This recording contains nearly 70 minutes of music from old 78 rpm records. Fabulous!!

Songlist: Daisy (You're Driving Me Crazy), The Last Roundup, Happy Days Are Here Again, Creole Love Call, Veroninka, The Spring Is Here, Night and Day, My Little Green Cactus, Tea For Two, Can You Whistle, Johanna?, Where Is My Baby?, Beautiful Lisa, In A Shady Grove, The Village, Somewhere In The World

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7474c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied Men's Vintage CDs


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