KLINGENDE POST NR.9, 1957

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klingende-post-9-labelOSTBERLIN BEATET BESSERES posted the advertisement record Klingende Post No.11 from 1959 a couple of days ago. The record he bought was from a record store that had been in his neighborhood in the Eastern part of Berlin some 50 years ago.Last year I found  a bunch of these Klingende Post records in my favorite next-door thrift-store.They were  from a record-store that was operating in the late 50`s and 60`s, just two blocks from where I live in  the Western part of Berlin.Today I went to look where the store had once been and made these photos. The name of the record-store (or  probably radio-store with small record-bar)  was “Musik Wiebach” in the Gneisenaustrasse 18. There is a cafè in that spot today, that belongs to the live-music club “Junction-Bar”. So at least the music didn`t leave the building completely…

Klingende Post records were published by Teldec to promote Telefunken, Decca, RCA and London records. They were distributed to record-stores, sometimes with the stores logo printed on the label, and given to customers for free.

I had wanted to do something with these advertisement records when I bought them last year. I like the simple design  of these records and seeing the one on OSTBERLIN BEATET BESSERES kind of inspired me. By the way,  the great German Rock`n`Roller Elvis Pummel has recently used a Klingende Post design for one of his record sleeves. So I guss it`s not entirely uncool to dig them…

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Once I scanned the sleeves and recorded the music I realized, why I had not done it right away: most of the music on these records is dead boring and the speakers are only amusing if you speak German and also have a weak spot for silly and square German 50`s/60`s mainstream kitsch.

But there is some good stuff on these records, so I recorded short versions of what I thought were the stronger songs and some dialogue.  I also left the  full sides for those of you who are a little more adventurous.

The first short piece has the Swedish singer Ria Solar singing in German: “Irgendwas muss heute noch passieren”(Something has got to happen today) and then Elvis is doing “Teddy Bear” plus some introductions in German.

1.Teil
1. WILLIAM GREIS, Calypso Italiano
2. LYS ASSIA, Mi Casa su Casa
3. ORCHESTER ROBINO, I’ll See you In My Dreams
4. DIE HEIMATSÄNGER, Köhlerliesel
5. VICO TORRIANI, Ein echter Italiano
6. HARRY BELAFONTE, Mathilda
7. CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Oh diese Männer
8. ORCHESTER BELA SANDERS, Dream Lover

2.Teil
1. WILL GLAHÈ, Bretzel Walzer
2. RIA SOLAR, Irgendwas müsste heute noch passieren
3. GITTA LIND, Fahr mit mir in die Ferne
4. ELVIS PRESLEY, Teddy Bear
5. Das Schmugglerkind
6. GESCHWISTER KARNER, Karwendellied
7. TONI WELLER, Jeden Morgen
8. MANOLITA, Das ist amore

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST NR.9, Ria Solar, Elvis Presley, 1957

KLINGENDE POST NR.9, 1.Teil, 1957

KLINGENDE POST NR.9, 2.Teil, 1957

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KLINGENDE POST NR.10, 1958

klingende-post-10-frontklingende-post-10-backklingende-post-10-labelklingende-post-10-drucksacheklingende-post-10-tipsThis is actually  the weakest record of the batch, so keep scrolling further down. It`s so lame, that I didn`t even bother to record the full thing. Believe me it is bad. These are kinda the best songs:

KLINGENDE POST NR.10, Vico Torriani, Die drei Peheiros, 1958
There are some great records advertised on the little postcard that came with this package though: Janis Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis,  Larry Williams. Now those records would be worth my time and yours! But who am I kidding,  I`m just a old garbage-picker…

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1.Teil
1. HUGO STRASSER, Heiße Ventile
2. DIE BENICARLOS, Blauer Himmel, weiße Wolken, grüne Wälder
3. JOE ROLAND, Melodie ‘d Amour
4. ROLF SIMON, Das Haus in Tennessee
5. VICO TORIANI, Wai-ki-ki
6. MANOLITA, Tomatos
7. DIE DREI PEHEIROS, Hab’n se nicht so’n kleinen Satelliten
8. ORCHESTER ROBINO, Blueberry Hill

2.Teil
1. CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Blacky-Ballade
2. TONI WELLER , In Honolulu am blauen Meer
3. LYS ASSIA,  Bon soir, cherie
4. DIE HEIMATSÄNGER, Dunkle Tannen stehen
5. EGERLÄNDER MUSIKANTEN, Hoderfurter Promenade
6. HANS ALBERS, Ja, das Leben
7. WILL GLAHÈ, Gut’ Nacht Madlen



KLINGENDE POST Nr.12, 1959

klingende-post-12-labelKlingende Post number 11 was posted by OSTBERLIN BEATET BESSERES so here is number 12. Local Berlin collector Thomas is doing the very knowledgable site Stars on 7 inch. He  lists  a lot of the Teldec advertisement records on his site. I copy from his lists, but you can check by listening to the long versions.

1. Teil
1. WILLY BERKING, Sieben auf einen Streich
2. VERA LYNN, Bon Giorno
3. BOBBY FRANKO, Mandolinen und Mondschein
4. GITTA LIND, In Milano
5. KLAUS WUNDERLICH, Tico-Tico
6. DIE SERENADERS, Trudi
7. VICO TORRIANI, Komm und tanz
8. VICTOR RESCHKE, Kaiser Wilhelm Dixie

2.Teil
1. Nick Nack-Song
2. CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Wer zählt schon die Jahre
3. GESCHWISTER HOFMANN, Das Laterndel mit dem Sternderl
4. DIE HEIMATSÄNGER, Die rote Rose
5. FRED UND ROLF, Drei rote Rosen auf einem Seemannsgrab
6. XAVIER CUGAT, Gesundheit
7. RITA DEUS, Braune Mädchen aus Hawaii
8. BILLY MO, Salambuli
9. BILLY VAUGHN, Blue Hawaii

Or go straight to the good stuff:

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST NR. 12, Xavier Cugat, Ria Deus, Billy Mo, 1959

KLINGENDE POST Nr.12, 1.Teil, 1959

KLINGENDE POST Nr.12, 2.Teil, 1959


KLINGENDE POST Nr.13, 1959

klingende-post-13-frontklingende-post-13-backklingende-post-13-labelThis record has a picture of Werner Müller and Gitta Lind on the back. Werner Müllergitta-lind-werner-mueller was a orchestra leader from Berlin who was very popular in the early 60`s.

I will do a more extensive post on the forgotten  rockin`sides of the Werner Müller orchestra next week. Again this Klingende Post record is pretty bad so I`ll add Gitta Lind backed by Werner Müller and his Orchestra, singing the German versgitta-lind-labelion of  Edd Byrnes “Kookie” from the TV-series “77 Sunset Strip”.

The record is pretty scratched-up, but it´ll give you an idea:

Gitta Lind, Kookie, 1960

1.Teil
1. WERNER MÜLLER, Boola
2. CATERINA VALENTE, La Strada Del ‘Amore
3. CATERINA UND  SILVIO, Es War In Portugal Im Mai

4. LYS ASSIA, Wenn Die Sonne Scheint In Portugal

5. VICO TORRIANI, Komm Zu Mir
6. HEIDI, Warum Scheint Denn Heut Die Sonne So Schön
7. GITTA LIND, Eine Kette Weißer Blüten
8. BILLY VAUGHN, Aloha Oe

2. Teil

1. DETLEF ENGEL, Komm Zu Mir Darling
2. GITTA LIND, CHRISTA WILLIAMS, My Happiness

3. GITTA LIND, SILVIO FRANCESCO, Von Der Liebe Träumt Der Mond

4. PEREZ PRADO, My Roberta
5. BERT VARELL, Wenn Dich Alle Vergessen
6. DIE FROHEN SÄNGER, Rosa-Rosalie
7. GESCHWISTER HOFMANN, Veilchen Im Frühling
8. FRED UND ROLF, Reich Mir Die Hand

KLINGENDE POST NR.13, 1.Teil, 1959

KLINGENDE POST Nr.13, 2.Teil, 1959



KLINGENDE POST NR.14, 1960

klingende-post-14-frontklingende-post-14-backklingende-post-14-labelI would´ve loved to post the full version of the Fellows´singing “Red River Rock” in German , but I don`t own that record

detlef-engel-14Neither do I own Peter Frankenfeld`s Big Bopper-like “Kein Auto” . I do however own Detlef Engel`s second record “Ist das Liebe oder nicht?”

Detlef Engel, a local Berlin boy, was one of Germanys biggest teen-idols and appeared  on these Klingende Post records a number of times.

DETLEF ENGEL, Ist das Liebe oder nicht?, 1959

Also here: Camillo Felgen. The famous Radio Luxembourg Dj, is making his first appearance on a Klingende Post record.

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1.Teil

1. BILLY VAUGHN, Unter dem Doppeladler
2. DIE FELLOWS, Red River Rock
3. LYS ASSIA, La Galondrina
4. PETER FRANKENFELD, GITTA LIND UND CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Kein Auto!
5. CLUB JAMAIKA, Jamaika Mama
6. JIMMY BARBER, Du bist so gut zu mir
7. ANGELINA MONTI, Junge Liebe
8. WERNER MÜLLER, Macky Messer

2.Teil
1. DETLEF ENGEL, Mister Blue
2. DIE STEFANOS, Jingeling Judy
3. NEIL SEDAKA, Oh, Carol
4. VERA LYNN, Sogno d’oro, My Darling
5. DIE FROHEN SÄNGER, Jägerliesel
6. CATERINA VALENTE, Oh…die Liebe tut gut
7. VICO TORRIANI, Ave Maria no morro

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST NR.14, Camillo Felgen, Die Fellows, Peter Frankenfeld, Cub Jamaika, Detlef Engel, 1960

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KLINGENDE POST NR.14, 2.Teil, 1960



KLINGENDE POST NR.15, 1960

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This one has Gerd Böttcher doing “Jambalaya”. Gerd Böttcher, another local Berlin boy,  was actually

discovered by Werner Müller.gerd-boettcher-label

GERD BÖTTCHER, Jambalaya, 1960

Another discovery of Werner Müller were the Tennessee-Boys,  two  15 and 16-year old teenagers from Berlin.  Their German version of the Everly Brothers “Cathy`s Clown” is quite charming.

1.Teil
1. BIG SIM ALL-STARS, Rainy Sunday
2. ANGELINA MONTI, Sechzehn Gründe
3. GERD BÖTTCHER, Jambalaya
4. LIANE RIVA,  Moonlight-Love
5. TENNESSEE-BOYS, Joe Brown, der Clown
6.INGE BRANDENBURGER,  Goody-Goody
7. WYN HOOP, Trau’ deinem Stern
8. BILLY VAUGHN, Moonlight And Roses

2.Teil
1. CATERINA VALENTE, Zuviel Tequila
2. DETLEF ENGEL, Zeig mir bei Nacht die Sterne
3. CHRISTA WILLIAMS/JO ROLAND, Eine kleine Reise
4. ROLF SIMSON, Sing Song Girl
5. DIE MELODY STARS, Milord
6. GESCHWISTER HOFMANN, Jedes Herz braucht ein Zuhause
7. EMMA UND ORJE, Das is’ ja alles so traurig
8. VICO TORRIANI, Kalkutta liegt am Ganges

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST NR.15, Gerd Böttcher, Tennessee-Boys, 1960

KLINGENDE POST NR.15, 1.Teil, 1960

KLINGENDE POST NR.15, 2.Teil, 1960


KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 1961

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detlef-engelgerd-bottcherOne more for Detlef Engel and Gerd Böttcher and of course Elvis. Elvis is on most of the Klingende Post records because he was RCA`s top seller.

1.Teil
1. HANS WERRES, Ich hab’ so lange nichts von dir gehört
2. GITTA LIND/CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Vaya Con Dios
3. JIMMY BARBER, Rastlos
4. RENARDO UND DAS FILM-TANZORCHESTER, Pater-Brown Thema
5. ELVIS PRESLEY, Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. WYN HOOP, Bist du einsam heut Nacht
7. PEGGY BROWN, Denn sie fahren hinaus aufs Meer
8. VICO TORRIANI, Café Oriental

2.Teil
1. BILLY VAUGHN, Wheels
2. DETLEV ENGEL, Träumen
3. CATERINA VALENTE, Matrosen aus Piräus
4. CATERINA VALENTE, Pepe
5. SILVIO FRANCESCO, Charmant
6. GESCHWISTER HOFMANN, Silberne Perlen und rote Korallen
7. BOBBY FRANCO, Noch bist du einsam
8. EGERLÄNDER MUSIKANTEN, Abschieds-Polka
8. GERD BÖTTCHER, Adieu, Leb wohl, Good Bye

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, Elvis Presley, Wyn Hoop,Bobby Franco, 1961

KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 1.Teil, 1961

KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 2.Teil, 1961


KLINGENDE POST NR.17, 1961

klingende-post-17-front1klingende-post-17-back1klingende-post-17-labelI went for  the songs with the Western-Theme: The Missouris  “Texas Jimmy, The Western Stars “Unser Sheriff ist okay” and Caterina Valente “Der Sheriff von Arkansas ist `ne Lady”.

1.Teil

1.BILLY VAUGHN, O sole mio

2.SILVIO FRANCESCO, Hello, Mary Lou

3.DIE MISSOURIS, Texas Jimmy

4.PEGGY BROWN,  Sag ist das die Liebe?

5.VICO TORRIANI, Die Girls von MExico

6.BÖTTCHER/ENGEL, Weil du meine große Liebe bist

7.PEREZ PRADO, Rito di Chunga

8.MICHAEL HOLM, Das Lied von der Liebe

2.Teil

1.EGERLÄNDER MUSIKANTEN, Egerländer Musikanten-Marsch

2.FRED UND ROLF, Wir lagen vor Madagaskar

3.GERT TIMMERMANN, Blume von Tahiti

4.LAWRENCE WELK, Yellow Bird

5.DIE CONTINENTALS, San Antonio Rose

6.DETLEF ENGEL, Ein Engel ohne Flügel

7.DIE WESTERN STARS, Unser Sheriff ist okay

8. CATERINA VALENTE, Der Sheriff von Arkansas ist `ne Lady

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST NR.17, Die Missouris, Die Western Stars, Caterina Valente, 1961

KLINGENDE POST NR.17, 1.Teil, 1961

KLINGENDE POST NR.17, 2.Teil, 1961


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