German Dance Bands

March 10, 2020 #1960

It may come as a surprise to learn that American tunes were very popular in Germany, performed by big bands that in some cases sounded remarkably similar to their American coiunterparts. These bands continued to enchant audiences during the 1930s and into the 1940s even though the Nazi government threatened to silence this form of music.


Puttin’ on the Ritz
The Admirals
The dipsy doodle
Max Rumf
Christopher Columbus
Teddy Stauffer
Is it true what they say about Dixie?
Teddy Stauffer
Black bottom
Julian Fuhs
Little old lady
Rene Schmassmann
Otto Stenzel
Limehouse blues
Gunter Herzog
Shadrack – Teddy Stauffer
Somebody stole my gal
Kurt Widmann
Julian Fuhs
Hold tight – Hold tight
Erhart Bauschke
Tiger rag
Kurt Widmann
Blue tango
Willy Berking
Steamboat Stompers
By the beautiful sea
Traditional Old Merry Tale