EVI KENT, Evi-Kent-Potpourri, 1956

viennaphon-nr-1098-1viennaphon-nr-1098-2Ella Fitzgerald , Etta James and LaVern Baker together on one side of this 45! In the mid-50s, Austrian actress Evi Kent recorded a medley of German versions of Lullaye Of Birdland, Dance With Me Henry and Tweedle Dee for the Viennaphon label.

Also included in the mix is Wenn der Johnny spielt, a German version of Rock Around The Clock, first recorded by Svend Asmussen, and Dein Herz aus Stein, a German version of Hearts Made Of Stone, originally recorded by Otis Williams & His Charms in 1954, but more likely based on the white covers by Georgia Gibbs and the Fontane Sisters.

The love metaphors of “Lullaby of Birdland, that’s what I/  always hear/ when you sigh” were further modified to fit a more realistic Austrian setting. “Seit ich dir begegnet/ geh ich froh/ jeden Tag/ ins Büro”: Since I met you, I´m happy to go to work every day.

Found on a rainy Sunday in Vienna at the Naschmarkt- flea market. Apparently it´s never been re-issued in the past sixty years…

EVI KENT, Evi-Kent-Potpourri – Teil 1 – Seit ich dir begegnet (Lullabye Of Birdland), Dance With Me Henry, Wenn der Johnny spielt

EVI KENT, Evi-Kent-Potpourri – Teil 2 – Hej Mister Banjo, Tweedle Dee, Dein Herz aus Stein (Hearts Made Of Stone)

German version of Alma Cogan´s 1954 duet with Frankie Vaughan “Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do It Again” 

MARGRIT SOERENSEN, Du bist mein Typ (Do It Again)

MARGRIT SOERENSEN, Kennen Sie den Mann? (Have You Seen My Love)

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2 Comments on “EVI KENT, Evi-Kent-Potpourri, 1956”

  1. tausendmrd says:

    Super songs, vor kurzem auf Dein blog gestoßen. Pures Gold!

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Freut mich. Danke schön!


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