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

Ti-pi-tin — Otto Stenzel

Limehouse blues — Gunter Herzog

Shadrack – Teddy Stauffer

Somebody stole my gal — Kurt Widmann

Copenhagen — Julian Fuhs

Hold tight – Hold tight — Erhart Bauschke

Tiger rag — Kurt Widmann

Blue tango — Willy Berking

Panama — Steamboat Stompers

By the beautiful sea — Traditional Old Merry Tale

(Date indicates when program is first available to stations. Actual broadcast typically follows within ten days.)