ILJA GLUSGAL, Sensation am Broadway, 1951Posted: February 17, 2011
Ilja Glusgal often performed with the Cornel-Trio. Here, backed by Walter Dobschinski and the Tanzkapelle des Berliner Rundfunks, he´s covering Doris Day´s 1951 hit record Lullaby Of Broadway. From the movie of the same title, starring Doris Day and Gene Nelson.
The lyrics in the Doris Day´s version are rather light hearted:
The band begins to go to town/ And everyone goes crazy/ You rock-a-bye your baby round/ ‘Til everything gets hazy/ Hush-a-bye, I’ll buy you this and that/ You hear a daddy saying/ And baby goes home to her flat/ To sleep all day
The German version of the song by Ilja Glusgal tells a differnt story:
In New York at midnight on Broadway/ There´s a sensation on Broadway/ The crowd is captivated, the police is helpless: A naked girl!/ Everybody is shouting: Sweet Baby! Liebling, you´re adorable!/ He wants so protect her and take her home/ She says: “No way, I have to stand here without a dress – I´m advertizing for lingerie!”
Yea, I know the recording sounds awful, but that´s the condition my copy is in…