This is my favourite song of this week´s selection because it´s the wackiest. A parody-version of Rock Around The Clock by Pirron & Knapp, two Austrian comedians, sung in a Austrian dialect that is very hard to understand even for me. It´s hilarious the way they sing about how a guy is wearing out a lot of girls dancing rock´n´roll…
I´ve been meaning to post this for a long time but I´ve always hoped to find a sleeve for it. I´ve seen EP´s by Pirron & Knapp with cartoon sleeves and I have another one that was drawn by the German cartoonist Sepp Arnemann.
Alternatively I´ll post some close-up´s from a cartoon by Sepp Arnemann from his book “Lach mit!” (Norddeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1951). The book has a foreword by famous German comedian Heinz Erhardt.
Of The 3 Travellers Mischa Andrejew, Fred Oldörp and Eddie Rothé, only Oldörp was from Berlin, but they made a point of recording many songs dedicated to the city. Most of The 3 Travellers swinging stuff from the late 40´s and 50´s has been re-issued many times over the years whereas their later material, that they recorded as only the Travellers in the late 60´s and 70´s, has not.
By then they had developed into a German version of Homer & Jethro who jumped onto the sex-wave of the late 60´s. Though highly successful at the time these parodies of hit-songs only had a limited appeal.
Today The Travellers seem to have run their course.
Was trägt der Schotte unterm Rock? ( What does the Scotsman wear under his skirt?) is a parody-version of Rock around the Clock and Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Klärchens neuer Strand-Bikini is… guess what.
DIE TRAVELLERS, Was hat der Schotte unterm Rock?, 1967
DIE TRAVELLERS, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Klärchens neuer Strand-Bikini, 1967