Wednesday, January 29, 2014

the Dizzy Chap polka

This is a great one, first version by Karl and the Country Dutchmen:

Let's dance around and around! Next version by Ivan Kahle:

Friday, January 24, 2014

This tune goes by at least three names!

first up: Jet Polka

next: Clover by the Water

Finally, Herz Schmerz:


I was looking for the version by Hildegard Knef, but it appears to have been removed. So we have this version by our old friend Gerhard Wendland:

 But that's not very Blasmusik, so here's a version by the Stadtkapelle Zweibrücken, based on the Bert Kaempfert arrangement that Ms. Knef sang on:

All this leaves me unsatisfied, I really wanted Hildegard Knef. Here she is with 'Ich wollte dich vergessen'

Friday, January 10, 2014


Schnaps, das war sein letztes Wort. Dann trugen ihn die Englein fort

Schnaps, that was his last word. Then the angels carried him off.

A hit for Willy Millowitsch in 1960. Still a popular party tune; there are several heavy metal versions to be found.

Here's a traditional one from the New Ulm Heritage fest, they do some great costumes:

Here's a fine instrumental performance. Maybe they should try a little schnapps beforehand to loosen things up...