RITA PAUL, Deine Klingel ist kaputt, 1950Posted: February 17, 2011
A while back I posted Rita Paul´s 1949 swinging scat-song “Du hast ja keine Ahnung” on the West-Berlin Regina label, the A-side to “Swing Heil” by Kurt Henkels Tanzorchester. Like Bully Buhlan, who often accompanied her, Rita Paul had recording contracts with both the East-German Amiga label and the West-German Polydor label.
A nice German post-war swing tune, Rita Paul and the Cornel Trio singing: “Your doorbell is not working. So why don´t you try shouting!”
Doorbell? What doorbell? From a 1951 newspaper article: Germany´s biggest problem: building appartements. The family on the picture was still living in the basement below the ruins. The woman is meeting with a man from the housing office. The needy family hopes for a new two-bed appartement with a monthly rent of 23,80 Deutschmarks.