Wasserturm Swing on Friday!

wasserturm-swing-2-08-03-2013The first dance went real well, so coming  Friday there´ll be another try at Wasserturm. Wasserturm is a nice community space and a real 125-year old water tower in the center of the historic Chamisso area in Kreuzberg. It offers 70 square meters of nice wooden floor, a small stage with a piano and full back line, high ceiling with super acoustics and no noise outside because of the extra thick walls of the water tower and a small bar.

Wasserturm Swing

Friday, March 8th 2013

at Wasserturm, Kopischstrasse 7 in Kreuzberg  (Kopischstrasse on the corner of Fidicinstrasse, 2 minutes from  subway station Platz der Luftbrücke)

5 Euro

This time The Savoy Satellites will play, including wonderful singer Ulrike Haller.

DJs will be Marcus ISTF, Sir Stan and Trümmerswing.

Some records I´m going to play:

1. HOAGY CARMICHAEL AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Rockin´ Chair, 1930
2. LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Open House, 1940
3. FLIP PHILLIPS AND HIS FLIPTET, Bob´s Belief, 1945
4. NEAL HEFTI AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Coral Reef, 1951
5. BECHET – SPANIER BIG FOUR, Four Or Five Times, 1940
6. TWO BEAT STOMPERS, Herby´s First Blues, 1956
7. KID ORY AND HIS CREOLE BAND, Blanche Touquatoux, 1945
8. JIMMIE JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, You Don´t Understand, 1929
9. HENRY “RED” ALLAN AND HIS NEW YORK ORCHESTRA (Vocalist: VICTORIA SPIVEY), How Do They Do It That Way?, 1929
10. ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Serenade To A Savage, 1939

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Wasserturm Swing

wasserturm-swing-08-02-2013There´s a nice community space in my neighborhood that gave me the idea to have another dance party:

Wasserturm Swing

Friday, February 8th 2013

at Wasserturm, Kopischstrasse 7 in Kreuzberg  (Kopischstrasse on the corner of Fidicinstrasse, 2 minutes from  subway station Platz der Luftbrücke)

live: Five Guys Named Moe
DJs  Chris Wild, Sir Stan and Trümmerswing.
5 Euro

Wasserturm is a real 125-year old water tower in the center of the historic Chamisso area in Kreuzberg. It offers 70 square meters of nice wooden floor, a small stage with a piano and full back line, high ceiling with super acoustics and no noise outside because of the extra thick walls of the water tower and a small bar.

Some records I´m going to play:

1. COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA, What Harlem Is To Me, 1935
2. LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE MILLS BROTHERS, Boog-It
3. FATS WALLER WITH EDDIE CONDON´S DIXIELANDERS, Oh Sister Ain´t That Hot, 1940
4. COZY COLE´S BIG SEVEN, Sweethearts On Parade, 1950
5. JOHNNY HODGES AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Standing Room Only
6. MAHALIA JACKSON, Walking To Jerusalem
7. KID ORY´s CREOLE JAZZBAND, Weary Blues, 1945
8. SIDNEY BECHET & MEZZ MEZZROW, Revolutionary Blues, 1947
9. THE NAT KING COLE TRIO, Gone With The Draft, 1940
10. TAB SMITH, Can´t We Take A Chance, 1951
11.COLEMAN HAWKINS ALL STAR OCTET, When Day Is Done, 1940
12. SAM PRICE AND HIS KAYCEE STOMPERS, Jumpin´ On 57th

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On The Air Tonight!

Apart from my regular radio show ( together with the comrade from OSTBERIN BEATET BESSERES) local swing activist and DJ Jörg Heidemann and me have been doing OUTSIDE TURN,  a swing radio show on Pi-Radio since January. After a summer break we´re back again tonight ,Wednesday, Sept 12 from 9:30 to 11 p.m., CET.

Tonight we´ll be trying to surprise each other and the listeners with all kinds of jazz related dance music that we acquired during the past months.

OUTSIDE TURN can be listened to locally on 88.4 FM on your dial or streamed directly on Pi-Radio.


Kreuzberg Swing

Am Freitag 9. März von 19 bis 23:30 Uhr veranstalte ich Kreuzberg Swing im Festsaal Kreuzberg, eine Swingtanzveranstaltung im Stil einer kleine Revue, die aber tanzbar bleibt, mit der bösen Berliner Swingband Skullduggery Swing, Fil (ja, DEM Fil), einer Bauchtanzperformance von Amani Said und kleinem kostenlosen Grundkurs mit Daniela und Marcus! Durchs Programm führt Franky Fuzz. Eintritt 6 Euro.


Tempelhof Swing

Wer Lust hat kann mit uns am Ostermontag, 25 April, auf dem Tempelhofer Feld Swing tanzen. Swingtanzbare Musik kommt direkt vom Plattenteller.  Decken, Getränke und Verpflegung bitte mitbringen. Wenn ihr am Eingang Columbiadamm auf  Kreidezeichen auf dem Boden achtet,  findet ihr uns leicht.

Berlin Tempelhof Airport has a long history starting in 1923. In 1933 Berlin´s first concentration camp was established in this place. After Tempelhof Airport was massively reconstructed in 1936 by the Nazi governement, thousands of forced laborers worked there in air armament. Of course Tempelhof was also the base of the legendary  Berlin Airlift, the Allied mission to fly food and supplies to blockaded West Berlin in 1948-1949. The airport closed in 2008. Today it is a public park.

We´ll be dancing in Tempelhof park on Easter monday. To commemorate the US history of  the airport, here´s a 45 used for radio broadcasts. Betty Madigan together with Dick Hyman and his band advertise for WAF – Women in the Air Force.

“So rememer young ladies: if the life of the WAF appeals to you, talk with your local Air Force recruiter. Get in on the ground floor of the space age!”

BETTY MADIGAN WITH DICK HYMAN AND HIS BAND, Just Like Sam/  Candy, 1958

BETTY MADIGAN WITH DICK HYMAN AND HIS BAND, I`ll Never Say Never Again/  Tears ON My Pillow, 1958


DJ TRÜMMERSWING bei Ron Telesky!

DJ Trümmerswing spielt Nachkriegsswing auf 78 Umdrehungen. Am 10. Februar ab 18 Uhr bei Ron Telesky, der Kanadischen Pizzeria in der Dieffenbachstrasse 62 in Kreuzberg. Es knackt und es knistert,  es gibt heisse Pizzen und vielleicht wird sogar getanzt….


Berlin Beatet Bestes On The Radio Tonight!

Wer schnell ist, kann uns  heute abend wieder von 10 Uhr 30 bis 12 im Radio hören auf 88.4 Mhz, oder im Internet streamen über Pi-Radio. Heute abend spielen wir nur schräge und swingene Nachkriegsschallplatten (1947-1955), alles original auf 78 Umdrehungen. Knister, Knister…


Signierstunde bei Modern Graphics

Morgen, am Sonnabend den 22. Januar 2011, signiere ich ab 15 Uhr bei Modern Graphics in der Oranienstrasse 22 in Kreuzberg, meinen immer noch neuen Bigbeatland-Band 2. Und wie immer schmeisse dazu auch ein paar kleine Schallplatten auf einen kleinen Plattenteller.

Kommt doch vorbei, ich würde mich freuen.


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