Sunday Music

Every now and then, maybe once or twice a year is enough, I feel the need to hear some German Schlager. So this Sunday Music is “Die Capri-Fischer”, a smash hit of the 1950s in Western Germany. The song was written and composed in the 1940s, but when it was ready to be released Capri was already taken by the Americans, so Goebbels did not allow it on air. We hear it interpreted by tenor Rudi SCHURICKE (1913-1973) (Ger.), a great success for him when the record was published 1949.
So grab a glass of Chianti, light a candle and allow five minutes of cloying sentimentality. Modern interprets are not a patch on the original’s pathos.

Have a good week.

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Music

  1. I now have the urge to spend the rest of the evening sitting by the fire watching an old black and white film on the telly, whilst finishing off the Bailey’s.
    Have a good week, Mr Mags!
    Sx

  2. I’m out of Chianti. Jamesons will have to do.

    Last night I watched an old b&w film (1936) entitled “Libeled Lady” with Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy.

  3. That really does bring to mind, black and white movies, where the ladies were glammed up to the nines and the men cut fine figures in tails.

    I’ll have a martini please.

  4. Good night Mago,
    Hands Roses a martini and MJ a bottle of Jamesons. Nice tune, if it does put one in mind of black and white films. There was a quality in films them that doesn’t exist today. And the way the women dressed, what happened to that kind of style. Although, I’ve been accused by a few of my readers of never watching anything but black and white.

  5. I think that’s good, Savannah.

    Are there fluffy pink evening gowns involved, Roses ?

    Maybe its a projection of innocence that makes us look at such films in such a way, Karl.

    There’s no catch mentioned, XL: The fishermen go out to sea, throw out nets and think of a person called Mary to whom they shall return next morning. As I learned the Capris were officially part of a collection 1948/49.

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