KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 1961

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detlef-engelgerd-bottcherOne more for Detlef Engel and Gerd Böttcher and of course Elvis. Elvis is on most of the Klingende Post records because he was RCA`s top seller.

1.Teil
1. HANS WERRES, Ich hab’ so lange nichts von dir gehört
2. GITTA LIND/CHRISTA WILLIAMS, Vaya Con Dios
3. JIMMY BARBER, Rastlos
4. RENARDO UND DAS FILM-TANZORCHESTER, Pater-Brown Thema
5. ELVIS PRESLEY, Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. WYN HOOP, Bist du einsam heut Nacht
7. PEGGY BROWN, Denn sie fahren hinaus aufs Meer
8. VICO TORRIANI, Café Oriental

2.Teil
1. BILLY VAUGHN, Wheels
2. DETLEV ENGEL, Träumen
3. CATERINA VALENTE, Matrosen aus Piräus
4. CATERINA VALENTE, Pepe
5. SILVIO FRANCESCO, Charmant
6. GESCHWISTER HOFMANN, Silberne Perlen und rote Korallen
7. BOBBY FRANCO, Noch bist du einsam
8. EGERLÄNDER MUSIKANTEN, Abschieds-Polka
8. GERD BÖTTCHER, Adieu, Leb wohl, Good Bye

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, Elvis Presley, Wyn Hoop,Bobby Franco, 1961

KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 1.Teil, 1961

KLINGENDE POST Nr.16, 2.Teil, 1961

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KLINGENDE POST II,1962

klingende-post-ii-1962-labelMichael Holm is twistin` the twist.

Short Version: KLINGENDE POST II, Michael Holm, Hans Blum, Elvis Presley, 1962

KLINGENDE POST II, 1.Teil, 1962

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KLINGENDE POST II/1963

klingende-post-17-frontklingende-post-17-backklingende-post-ii-1963-labelWerner Müller, Detlef Engel, Gerd Böttcher and Manuela were from Berlin. Berlin really was  pop-city back then…

BILLY VAUGHN, Happy Cowboy

MANUELA, Ich geh noch zur Schule

ELVIS PRESLEY, Devil in Disguise

KLINGENDE POST II/ Billy Vaughn, Manuela, Elvis, 1963

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ALF NEWMAN, It`s A Gas & Let`s Do The Fink, 1966

My girlfriend fished this out of a dusty box on one of the rare occasions that we went to a flea market together some years ago. I think both sides are on “Las Vegas Grind” or some other Crypt compilation.

This is the German pressing from 1966 on Golden 12 records. Pretty strange drawing of Alfred E. Newman on the sleeve. Obviously the artist wasn`t familiar with MAD magazine. “It`s a Gas” is a childish twist song interrupted by burping noises. Must have driven the parents nuts to hear it from their kids rooms over and over again…

Rock`n`Roll!

(UPDATE o9/04/ 2009:  During our recent stay in the US, I  found a copy of  the issue of  MAD magazine  that “It´s a Gas” originally appeared in, at a cool new comic book store calleed Desert Island in Brooklyn. The flexible cardboard record was missing, but it would have been much more expensive with it than the 4 dollars I paid.  Painted in watercolor by Norman Mingo, the long-time Mad illustrator who invented the image of Alfred E. Newman.)

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ALF NEWMAN, It`s A Gas, 1966

ALF NEWMAN, Let`s Do The Fink, 1966


ORCHESTER FRANK WILSON, Total Verrückt

In the late 50s and early 60s a single 45 rpm record cost about four German Marks. At that time that was a whole lot of money. If you were not fanatical about your music, i.e. a Rock`n`Roll fan you would think twice about spending your hard earned Marks on a Elvis record. That`s where the budget labels came in. For less than half the price you could get the same hit song sung by a nobody. It might not have been the real thing but at least now you had some new music to throw on your turntable.

Okay and Rondo were two budget labels from Berlin, both manufactured by Phonocolor. They produced mostly flexible records of varying flexibility but also some vinyl. The records were not sold in record stores but at newsstands and  in the first supermarkets, that were established in Germany in the 50s.

“Total Verrückt” (totally crazy) is a cover version of Robert Benett`s German version of Elvis´”All Shook Up”:

ORCHESTER FRANK WILSON, Total Verrückt

FRANCESCO BARINI und das Rondo-Ensemble, Gesang: WOLF MARTEN, Der Song von Bloody Hill (Hillbilly-Song)