zaterdag 22 september 2012

Du bist meine Greta Garbo (1930) / La Piccinina (1939) / Kleine Herdersjongen (1939) / Ferryboat Serenade (1940) / Kleine Jodeljongen (1987)


Read "The Originals" about this song

The original version is from the German comedy "Ein Tango für Dich" from 1930. In this movie the Austrian actor Oskar Karlweis (1894-1956), in the role of the impressario called Flooch, sang this song.
 The film is about a girl who adores a famous jazz singer. She finally wants to meet him, unaware there's another artist on the stage. The artist falls in love with the girl, doesn't clear the error initially. And both get a big surprise on the REAL jazz singer.


The actor Karlweis was also the first to record the song with the Lewis Ruth Band, who also performed in that movie.

(o) Oskar Karlweis and Lewis Ruth Band
Du bist meine Greta Garbo B/W Ich wünsche mir ein Töchterlein
Recorded June 6, 1930  Berlin
Released on HMV AM 2933 and Electrola EG 1940 and Disco Gramofono AE 3756

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(c) Tanzorchester Ilja Livschakoff 1930
Vocals: Leo Monosson
Recorded ca June / July 1930
Matrix 2512 BH VI
Released on Polydor 23382 / Grammophon 23382

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(c) Dajos Bela Dance Orchestra 1931
Vocals: Leo Monosson
Recorded March 13, 1931
Matrix Qu 282
Released on Parlophone R966

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In 1931 the Flemish tenor Jozef Sterkens recorded a cover-version.
"Gij Zijt Mijne Greta Garbo"
Jozef Sterkens & Otto Dobrindt's Orch.,
Recorded in Berlin 1931





In 1939 Eldo Di Lazzaro and Mario Panzeri "wrote" a song, which closely resembled "Du bist meine Greta Garbo".

(c) Carlo Buti 1939 ( as "La Piccinina")
With the Ferruzzi Orchestra
This Italian version was recorded on May 5, 1939 by Carlo Buti
Matrix C.B. 9319
Released in Italy on Columbia DQ 2971
And in the USA on Columbia: 15024-F

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(c) Otello Boccaccini  1939
Trio di fisarmoniche e ritmi diretti dal M°.PIPPO BARZIZZA
Edizioni : MELODI
Recorded June 1939
Matrix 50193
Released on the CETRA-label (# IT 599)

http://www.ildiscobolo.net/public/SCHEDE%20CANZONI/LA%20PICCININA%20OTELLO%20BOCCACCINI.htm

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In 1939 Anton Beuving wrote Dutch lyrics for this song, subsequently recorded by Louis Noiret.

(c) Louis Noiret (1939) (as "La Piccinina (Kleine Herdersjongen) (di Lazzaro/Anton Beuving)
Louis Noiret with the Belgian Orchestra leader Jean Steurs.
Recorded in 1939 on the Telefunken-label, matrix nr 24918
Catalogue nr M 1969

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(c) Elly Rexon 1940 (as "Kleine Herdersjongen (di Lazzaro/Anton Beuving)"
with the Esmeralda Orchestra
Conducted by Eddy Wallis
From a September 3th, 1940 VARA radio-broadcast

Listen to a sample on the next link:

https://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/HAX1648/Ongehoord-1940-1945-amusement-en-propaganda-tijdens-de-bezetting



In 1940 Klaus Richter wrote German lyrics for "La Piccinina"
With its new title "Das blonde Kätchen" it was big succes in Germany.
Recorded by ao:


Heinz Munsonius, Harmonika, und seine Solisten
Vocals: Schuricke-Terzett
Das blonde Kätchen (La Piccinina) E. di Lazzaro
Recorded June 1940 on the Imperial-label
Imperial 17315 (Matrix K-C 28298)

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Recorded by Adalbert Lutter in June 1940 on the Telefunken-label
Telefunken A 10145 (Matrix 25052 (Label blau)
Großes Tanzorchester Adalbert Lutter;
Vocals: Schuricke-Terzett
Das blonde Kätchen (E. di Lazarro - Klaus S. Richter)



 In June/July 1940 the Hans Busch Tanz Orchester recorded an instrumental version for the Grammophon-label (47461B)
Das blonde Kätchen (La Piccinina)




In October 1940 the Schuricke-Terzett recorded a new version of the song on the Grammophon-label:
Grammophon 11525 (Matrix 9067 1/2 GR9)
Das blonde Kätchen (La Piccinina) E. di Lazzaro

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In 1940 Harold Adamson wrote English lyrics for "La Piccinina" and with its new title "Ferryboat Serenade" was a big success in the USA.

The first English cover-version:
Dick Robertson and his Orchestra
Recorded July 9, 1940 in New York.
Released in the US on Decca 3305 (matrix 67921-A)

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And in the UK on Decca X1895

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http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3o/DEC67422y.mp3



(c) Andrews Sisters -  Ferryboat Serenade 1940 (#1 USA)
Recorded July 15, 1940
Released on Decca 3328

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(c) Gray Gordon and His Tic Toc Rhythm
Recorded on July 23, 1940
Released on Bluebird 10819

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Also recorded by Leo Reisman (vocals Anita Boyer)
Recorded July 29, 1940 in New York
Released on Victor 26718

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/download/index.php?id=472322&type=mp3

Frankie Masters (vocals Marion Francis)
Recorded July 26, 1940
Released on Okeh 5716

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/download/index.php?id=472288&type=mp3

Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocals Harry Babbitt)
Recorded July 23, 1940
Released on Columbia 35627

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/download/index.php?id=104488&type=mp3



In 1941 Jean Feline, Jean Rodor and Louis Poterat wrote French lyrics for "La Piccinina"

(c) Tino Rossi 1941 (as "Toi, que mon coeur appelle")
With Jacques Météhen and his Orchestra
From the film "Le soleil a toujours raison"
Recorded June 1941 on the Columbia-label
Released on Columbia DF 2825

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(c) Fred Adison et son Orchestre 1941 (as "Toi, que mon cœur appelle")
(Di Lazzaro - Arr. Marius Coste)
Recorded Paris, June 26, 1941
Matrix. CPT 5276
Released on Disque Pathé PA 2003




Toi, que mon cœur appelle
du film "Le Soleil a toujours raison" (Mus. de F. Di Lazzaro - Par. de J. Rodor, L. Poterat et J. Féline) Irène de Trébert Orchestre dir. Raymond Legrand
Disque Columbia n° DF 2844 / mx. CL 7488
Paris, 10 Septembre 1941




Piccinina (E. Di Lazzaro - J. Rodor - L. Poterat)
TONI BERT Accompagnement d'Orchestre direction Félix Chardon
Disque Odéon 281.499 / mx. KI 9268
Paris, Septembre 1941




In 1987 the Dutch artist Manke Nelis covered the Dutch version of "Kleine Herdersjongen" (first recorded by Louis Noiret in 1939), with the slightly different title "Kleine Jodeljongen" and had a big hit with it in the Netherlands.





Subsequently covered by Koos Alberts in 1995 in the "Samen Terug naar Mokum" medley.

https://www.discogs.com/Koos-Alberts-Samen-Terug-Naar-Mokum/release/7642828



Cor Bakker sang the song in a medley, which is contained on the Paul de Leeuw album "Encore".
It is song # 24 on the album.
Listen to a sample here:

https://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/U00000704227/POPULAR/Cor-Bakker-medley


And around the same time Eddy Wally also covered "Kleine Jodeljongen"




In 1999 the song was covered by the Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester, who played it in the authentic way.




zaterdag 1 september 2012

Cosmopoliet / Ole Guapa (1936)


Read "The Originals" about this song


Although Malando (=Arie Maasland) already had written "Olé Guapa" in 1936, and first performed it in 1936, as a member of the Jumping Jacks, in Dancing Cosmopoliet in Rotterdam, it was first recorded early 1938 by Corny Ostermann.

(o) CORNY OSTERMANN mit seinem Tanz-Orchester 1938
Recorded early 1938
Matrix: K-Ho 26497

Aufnahmejahr Beka, Electrola, Telefunken etc. - Grammophon und Schellackplatten Portal 78rpm

Labelliste von „Kristall“, D (1931-1942). Labelcode: 0032.

http://www.bobsmusic.de/bobsette.htm

Released on  Kristall 3726

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Same recording on Imperial 17444 (released in 1941)
Matrix: K-C 26497

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(c) Oskar Joost (Tanz Orchester) (1938)
Recorded September 1938 in Berlin, Germany.
Matrix  7929 ½ GR .8.
Released on Polydor (#10966)

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Oskar Joost BIO

The exact same recording was released on the Polydor-label (#2809A)
But on this release Oskar Joost used the pseudonym Fred Marley.

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(c) Tango-Orkest Malando (1948)
Almost 10 years later the composer himself recorded "Olé Guapa"
Recorded in Hilversum, Holland on July 6,1948
It was released on the Decca-label (Decca 32362) Matrix AM 1427

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Listen to Malando's 1948 authors-version HERE:

 http://www.radionostalgia.nl/malando.htm


A foreign release of Malando's 1948 version on DECCA MN 20592

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And a German release of Malando's 1948 version on PHILIPS PH 5072

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http://gonefishingwithfriends.blogspot.nl/2016/03/the-malando-tango-orchestra-ole-guapa.html



Malando is the artist name of Arie Maasland (1908 - 1980) a drummer and accordion-player from Rotterdam, Holland, who became once and for all enchanted by the Argentinian tango after seeing Eduardo Bianco perform in 1935.

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In 1936, when Arie Maasland showed his fourth tango composition to his friends of the Jumping Jacks orchestra, in which Arie was drummer, pianist and accordion player, they were very enthusiastic.
"You have to publish that" they advised him.  With the tango "Cosmopolitan" Arie went to a publisher (Muziek Smith in Den Haag), who wasn't interested. Publishing was expensive and there were so many tangos.


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Arie then suggested to pay half of the cost of publishing of the tango. That was 60 guilders, still a tidy sum in those days (1936).
Arie had written "Cosmopoliet" as a gesture to the operator of the dancing in Rotterdam, named "Cosmopoliet", where the Jumping Jacks where performing regularly.

BELOW: a picture of the Cosmopoliet aan de Schiedamsedijk in Rotterdam.
Click on the picture to be able to zoom in.

De Schiedamsedijk ter hoogte van dancing Cosmopoliet vanuit een raam gefotografe…

In 1937 Muziek Smith publishes the song under the more Spanish sounding name "Olé Guapa".
Arie also changes his stage name: Arie Maasland becomes Malando.
In a short time this tango conquered the world. The sheet music for "Olé Guapa" is distributed worldwide by 16 different music publishers.

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Here are some more recordings:

(c) Eugen Wolff (1940)
Recorded May 1940
Matrix# : BE 12647
Released on Columbia S-90
Also released on Parlophone B 70334
And also released on Odeon O-31623





(c) Hans Busch Tanz-Orchester 1942
Olé Guapa
Polydor 47624 A
Matrix 9376

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Listen to a sample here:

http://www.schellack-plattenshop.net/de/Hans-Busch-Tanzorchester-Ole-Guapa-/-Torero




(c) Willy Derby (1942)
Dutch artist Willy Derby recorded a vocal version of "Olé Guapa" (sometimes titled "Dans een Tango" or "Tango voor twee") (with words by Jacques van Tol)
Recorded in 1941 on the green Polydor label
Matrix # GTB- CAH 334.
It was released in 1942 on the Polydor-label (#49723)

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(c) Adalbert Lutter Und Sein Großes Tanzstreichorchester 1949
Olé Guapa
Odeon OBL 1065 (Vinyl Single)
Matrix: 7XBE 152-1





(c) Alfred Hause 1950
Olé Guapa
Polydor 48406 A
Matrix 2011 DH

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Another German release of the author Malando

Philips P 15403 H (AA 34116)
MALANDO und sein Tango-Orchester
Olé Guapa (Tango) (Malando)

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 And another Dutch release of the author.

Philips P 17206 H (AA 34334)
MALANDO and his Orchestra.
Olé Guapa (Tango) (Malando)

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(c) Jumping Jewels (1961)
"Theme From Exodus" b/w "Olé Guapa"
Released June 1961 on PHILIPS PF 318.582

http://www.45cat.com/record/318582

http://www.jumpingjewels.nl/?p=117

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And here's Andre Rieu live in his hometown of Maastricht.