SONJA ZIEMANN, Lied ohne Worte, 1957Posted: March 3, 2010
“Rock´n´Roll-Blues” is the description of the song Lied ohne Worte (song without words) that is written on the label. Actually there are quite a few words in that song and very little rockin´ let alone blues. It´s not a bad song though but it is sung by the German actress, dancer and singer Sonja Ziemann and actors don´t make good rockers. And vice versa. At least right now, at the top of my head no good “rocker-actors” names come to my mind.
This is a Austrian record from a German film that takes place in Switzerland.
Just so you know where exactly that is:
(Illustrations by Jack Woolhiser, Jr. from Look and Learn German by Herbert Lederer, Dell Publishing, 1964)
Yes, we all do sprechen Deutsch even though some of us have a hard time trying. And then of course there were also some minor historic changes in Germany since 1964.
Here are some scenes from the film Zürcher Verlobung (The Zurich Engagement) starring Liselotte Pulver, Paul Hubschmid, Sonja Ziemann and Max Schmeling:
The little Berlin boy “Pips” is played by the young Roland Kaiser, who would later become a popular Schlager singer.
In the film “Die grosse Starparade” Sonja Ziemann is wearing a Russian outfit and singing about Arizona: “Mein roter Bruder wohnt in Arizona und morgen reit´ich zu ihm hin.” (My red brother lives in Arizona and tomorrow I´ll ride over to meet him.)
The comrade in Arizona has got a daughter called Ramona that she likes kissing very much. I´m not making this up, this is what she´s singing:
Wow, even African dancers and drums in “Starparade”…