VICO TORRIANI, Ski-Twist
VICO TORRIANI, Alles fährt Ski
The first shy steps of the Existentialists in Zürich:
“What? On the main street? Are you crazy! My boss could see me!”
“Come over here, you coward, where there is still some snow!”
These cartoons are from the Swiss satire magazine “Nebelspalter” No.17, April 1951. Probably the world`s oldest satire-magazine, “Nebelspalter” has been running for 134 years!
A flexible postcard from communist East-Germany about Skiing. Actually the only reason I post this is it fits the program and that`s also why I bought it but besides that I don`t know why anyone would bother to listen to this. The kind of stuff one ends up with if you`re a “collector”. Somebody who habitually hordes material regardless of any quality. It`s sad really…
If you`re into commie-nostalgia or any skiing-reference ever made on record go ahead…
Initially I had the idea to answer that and checked wikipedia. That`s when I found out that Manuela had played in what was supposedly the first German all-girl band The Tahiti Tamourès.
It`s so cold and grey outside right now, why not go on a little trip to the warmer regions, at least musically. This Hawaiian music was made right here in Berlin some 45 years ago. Manuela the lead singer grew up in the working class district of Wedding and was discovered by Christian Bruhn and Will Meisel. The “Tahiti Tamourès” hit with “Wini Wini” in 1963. This was the follow-up record.
CATERINA VALENTE, Hawaiiana Melodie, 1963
CATERINA VALENTE, Java Tamourè, 1963
More Hawaiian music from Berlin. Paul Kuhn wasn`t born in Berlin but he is a Berliner. He recorded some cool Rock`n`Roll records in the 50`s and had a long career in German Pop music. At 80 he is still playing Jazz today.
Okay, this is not Rock`n`Roll. Most Hawaiian music was as far removed from Rock`n`Roll as Polka music but then again there must be some rockin` Polkas. So considering this, the Valentinos` “Hawaiiana” is pretty rockin`…