FRED HOLLERBACH, Liebestraum

hallo-1021-b-liebestraumhallo-1021-a-angel-of-loveAround 1960, the Hallo label out of  Rastatt/ Baden-Württemberg, released around four dozen flexi discs, often containing original tunes, to go with their Hallo magazine, a rock´n´roll knock-off of Bravo. I haven´t posted any Hallo flexis, because a book about Hallo and a CD, was soon to be released. That was years ago, but so far, no book. If the book and the CD finally come out,  I´ll be happy to buy a copy. Meanwhile, this Hallo flexi is fine blog material: 50 plus years old, defunct label, unknown artists, not available in digital format elsewhere.

Franz von Suppé´s Liebestraum was turned into a Twist hit in 1961 by Charly Cotton and his Twistmakers, a band led by prolific songwriter Christian Bruhn. I´ve posted a bunch of versions of Der Liebestraum als Twist over the years, by Jimmy Brown (Tempo), Bert Landers (Tip) and Bob Gerry (Baccarola and the Gary Edwards Combo (Oriole). This Accordeon-Jazz-version,  typical of the 1950s trend of Jazz-takes on Classical music, predates Charly Cotton´s.

The condition of this flexible record seems to be the result of a familiar scene. Flexis were cheap products for teenagers, teenagers that lived in the same rooms with their little brothers and sisters. Like I did with my little brother until I was 13 years old. Frequently we would get in fights. I´m sorry to admit it, but my brother always lost.

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In revenge, he would take his crayons and draw all over my stuff…

FRED HOLLERBACH, Liebestraum

Angel of Love was first recorded by Charlie Gracie for Coral in 1959. Teddy Palmer, recorded a German version for Electrola the same year, in the rrrrrock´n´rrrrrollin´Peter-Kraus-style.

FRED HOLLERBACH STUDIO-COMBO, Angel of Love

 

 

 

 

 



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