Friday, July 15, 2011

guckenheimer sour kraut band

The guckenheimer sour kraut band was a San Francisco-based oompah band active in the '50s. George Lichty played drums. He was also a great cartoonist, best known for Grin and Bear it.

They had a comedy approach, but to my ear, they always managed to stay within the realm of the musical, and did some really great versions of the traditional German drinking and marching repertoire.

Just a year ago, it was hard to find any of their music online or anywhere else. Now there's plenty if you search.