KAPLAN RIEDEL, Warum, 1964

If Sister Rosetta Tharpe makes me want to go to church, this makes me want to kill myself. Nevertheless this is quite unusual in it`s instrumentation: a combination of a depressing singer singing religious lyrics and a jazz band backing him. The group, the E. Haag-Combo from Stuttgart seem to have been hired for the job. It`s just a feeling. They sound too cool…

On the back it says that: “Kaplan Riedels religious songs stem from his work in the working class district of Berlin-Wedding. They do not simply want to please or be mistaken for pop-songs. They are prayers.”

KAPLAN RIEDEL, Warum, 1964

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