KARL GROSS UND DAS GEORG GLAS-ENSEMBLE, Gute Fahrt in eine sichere Zukunft

gute-fahrt-frontgute-fahrt-backgute-fahrt-seite-1gute-fahrt-seite-2Another flexible record, this one advertizing for a political program: the Leber-Plan. Georg Leber (1920 – 2012),  a German social democratic politician,  was Minister for Transportation from 1966 to 1972. When in the late 60s the volume of traffic on the German Autobahn reached a unmanageable size for the first time, Leber introduced a plan to minimize cargo transportation. The idea was to have freight traffic largely done by train instead of trucks. Well, as we see today, the plan never made it. Traffic jams have become a part of everyday life and trucks still keep clogging the highways…

The practical purpose of this record – campaigning for the Leber-Plan – is not explained on the sleeve, apart from a girl in a mini-dress getting into a car on the front, and a speeding train of the Bundesbahn on the back, but is reflected  in the length of the political lyrics.

The obscure singer Karl Gross was  a man of many trades and names, alternatively calling himself either Karl, Carl, or Charly Gross. He recorded quite a number of equally obscure schlager records for big labels like Polydor, Ariola and Philips, for smaller labels like Bella Musica, Populaer, Saba, and Linda and even budgets like Neckermann and Starlet.  I posted one of his Metronome 45s in 2009 Carl Gross & Die Flaschenkinder – Wir Sind Die Flaschenkinder/Wum Wum Wum No idea when this commissioned work came out, but I´d guess in 1969 or 1970. Musically this is pretty much in the Heino school of German schlager.

Only funnier…

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One Comment on “KARL GROSS UND DAS GEORG GLAS-ENSEMBLE, Gute Fahrt in eine sichere Zukunft”

  1. diedickenpuppen says:

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