“Paul the Saxon” is singing sleazy songs in an awful fake saxon dialect. Striptease Paula is simply describing the stripteasing Paula. The b-side Wunschtraum eines Halbstarken ( A Teenagers Pipe Dream) is equally sleazy.
Sounds pretty bad, so why have I collected three versions of this record? Because I am a collector and sometimes I collect out of habit, like, oh, I´ve got one of these, so I see another version of it in a thrift store and I buy it and then I´ll find a third version and I just can´t let it pass either and besides that these are pretty odd privately pressed German adult records.
They are just not good records…
HANS DER SACHSE, Striptease Paula, 1968
HANS DER SACHSE, Wunschtraum eines Halbstarken, 1968
This red label pressing seems to be the same guy as Hans der Sachse but in a previous recording. But who knows…
PETER GÜNTER, Striptease-Paula, 1968
PETER GÜNTER, Wunschtraum eines Halbstarken, 1968
These pressings have the titles stamped onto the white labels. Sounds like yet another version. Wunschtraum is pretty scratched up…
Striptease Paula, 1968
Wunschtraum eines Halbstarken, 1968
Maybe we should have joined a Striptease class?
I don´t know anything about the artists behind this French Tango EP and bought it for the sleeve obviously. The music is regular Tango music as far as I can tell and I guess you can do both the tango and a striptease to the Striptease Tango…
TONY MURENA ET SON ORCHESTRE MESETTE, Striptease Tango, 1962
I usually only post 45´s here because the sleeves fit much better on the scanner and there are fewer songs to record plus I just love the format. But for this week´s theme this was a perfect album. This is the German Sumerset release of this classic American striptease album by “Bald” Bill Hagan and his Trocaderons. I only recorded the tracks that I liked but you can download the full album Music To Strip By over at Baikinange here.
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, Twist auf der G-Seite, 1966
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, Temptation, 1966
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, Night Train, 1966
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, 1966
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, Der Stripper, 1966
BALD BILL UND SEINE TROCADEROS, A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, 1966
The Stripper was composed by Rose and recorded in 1958. It was not until its use in the movie Gypsy in 1962 that it became a smash hit, as it was originally used as a throwaway B side to his single, Ebb Tide. The Stripper features especially prominent trombone lines, giving the tune its lascivious signature, and evokes the feel of music used to accompany vaudeville striptease artists.
This is the German picture sleeve to The Stripper