Youth rebellion, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Beat and Pop Music from Germany
1‐CD Digipak (4‐plated) with 32‐page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
*The second installment in the ‘Rockin’ With The Krauts’ mini‐series on Bear Family.
*32 tracks from 1956‐1967 ‐ German Rock ‘n’ Roll in its pure form, including twist rockers, Madison rockers, jivers, beat rockers and Rock & Roll instrumentals.
*The second part is about such exotics as Wolfgang Sauer with his great version of For You My Love, Ted Hiller’s version of Memphis, Tennessee, which really slams, and …
German dancing queen Marika Rökk, who delivers a rocker you would never have expected her to do!
*Great cover versions and interpretations of U.S. originals such as Caldonia, Nag, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Devil In Disguise and Runaway.
*Besides rather unknown musicians like John Dattelbaum, Lutz Dietmar, Little Gerhard, Emanuel & Leon Ardy’s Hit‐Cockers, Jack Finey & The Pralins, there are fine rockers from popular stars like Bill Ramsey, Rex Gildo, Billy Mo, Ralf Bendix, Werner Müller and even Marika Rökk, which you would never have expected from these performers!
*Part 2 also highlights the swinging side of the ‘50s ‐ three titles with definite right to be included!
*Many original singles are sought after, hard to find and often very expensive!
*Six tracks officially on CD for the first time!
*Notes by Roland Heinrich.
Please, note: German language liner notes
The Krauts Are Rockin’ – how come they had let them continue, even?
“Hail, Hail Rock’ n’ Roll ‐ Deliver Me from the Days of Old,” Chuck Berry had cried out to the skies, and he really struck a chord with numberless kids in reactionary postwar Germany. While the church, law enforcement, and the politically backward tried to end this hedonistic and hellish hullabaloo with nasty tricks and by brute force, a distinct krautsy variant of rock & roll developed, nevertheless. Musicians and composers alike were especially fond of the twist, mostly ignoring other US dance fads. Thank goodness, German ditty mongers might have come up with a ‘Wattenscheid Watusi’ or the ‘Fürst Metternich Madison’. (Yes, they did write the Popocatépetl Twist….)
With this, their second volume of ‘Rockin’ with the Krauts,’ Bear Family Records again presents rarities, forgotten treasures, and utmost wacky weirdness: Marika Rökk’s Eine Party bei mir needs to be heard again and demands a special place in your collection of oddities. Rhine Army veteran Billy Sanders returns astonished with Du hast soviel Sex‐Appeal. The mysterious Billy Mo swings about the enchanting Fräulein Gerda, while The Moon Riders create heathenry ecstasy with their Moon Dance. A must‐hear is Bill Ramsey’s version of Caldonia ‐ You are entering the American Sector!
Even before volume one had been released, you called for a second compilation: you want it ‐ Bear Family is pleased to deliver: more honking saxes and less Hofner twang this time. A great companion to ‘Rockin’ with the Krauts ‐ Real Rock’ n’ Roll Made In Germany, Vol. 1’
Long Live Rock & Roll ‐ The Beat of The Drum Is Loud and Bold:
Attention, jungle music!
01 Black Boy Jackie ‐ Paul Würges & seine Rocking All Stars
02 Caldonia ‐ Bill Ramsey
03 Rock‐A‐Beatin’ Boogie ‐ Lutz Dietmar
04 Kissin’ King ‐ Emanuel & Leon Ardy’s Hit‐Cockers
05 Steiler Zahn (Nag) ‐ Oliver Twist & The Happy Twisters
06 Sie ist das schönste Girl ‐ The Gisha Brothers
07 Memphis, Tennessee ‐ Ted Hiller
08 Mädchenschreck (Runaway) ‐ John Dattelbaum
09 Hallo, My Baby ‐ Bob Gerry
10 Crazy Boy ‐ Ted Herold
11 Versprich mir nichts ‐ Little Gerhard
12 Eine Party bei mir ‐ Marika Rökk
13 For You My Love ‐ Wolfgang Sauer
14 Rock Baby Rock ‐ Lutz Dietmar
15 Woo‐Hoo ‐ Werner Müller & Die Woo‐Hoos
16 Betty Jean ‐ The Rattles
17 So ein komisches Gefühl (Got A Funny Feeling) ‐ Harry Glück
18 Schade um die Rosen ‐ Jack Finey
19 Liebe kälter als Eis (Debil in Disguise) ‐ Rex Gildo
20 Jumpin’ Run ‐ The
GENRE: Vintage Rock N Roll/Beat