1-CD with 8-page booklet, 16 tracks. Playing time approx. 40 minutes.
On 23 December 2001, Angèle Durand, a chanson singer who sang herself into the hearts of many fans of this genre with a dark, unmistakable voice in the 1950s and 1960s, died. Durand was born on 23 October 1925 in Antwerp, Belgium, came to boarding school and had her first successes as an amateur singer in radio broadcasts, among others at the US station AFN. It was discovered in 1950 by the US bandleader Duke Ellington. The jazz player took Durand on tour through Europe. After a concert in Hamburg she met Nils Nobach. He became their producer and a relationship developed privately - they got married in 1958. German music film could not get past Angèle Durand, the singer with the exciting figure and the attractive voice could be seen or heard in 15 strips.
In the world-famous Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen in 1957, she was one of the stars of the summer programme alongside the French charmer Maurice Chevalier. Tours throughout Europe with stars such as Peter Kreuder, René Carol, Rudi Schuricke and Liselotte Malkowsky followed. In October 1961 Nobach and Durand separated, Lou van Burg became the new man in their lives.
She gave up her career for him and worked as his manager.
In 1975 Durand appeared on stage as an actress at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater in the world premiere of the Peter Kreuder musical'Wedding Mary'. Acting, musical theatre and soon cabaret were not to be let go. In Gelsenkirchen she appeared in Peter Kreuder's'Madame Scandaleuse', Georg Kreisler's'Das Glas Wasser' and in her favourite role, the gold in'Anatevka'. In 1984, also in Gelsenkirchen, she set the unforgotten Claire Waldoff a musical monument with a highly regarded stage program (BCD 16006). In Paris she was successful as Mrs. Peachum in the'Threepenny Opera'. For her 50th stage anniversary in 1990 she surprised with a new single: Paths that lead through life. Westdeutscher Rundfunk engaged her several times for the moderation of the Rheinische Musiktage in Aachen.
Angèle Durand has lived in Düsseldorf since 1985. The woman, who appeared in the charts between 1956 and 1962 with a total of nine hits (including So ist Paris, Melodie d'amour, Bonjour Tristesse, Hula Hoop and
Yes, I am the great woman), was about to start rehearsals for'Der Vetter aus Dingsda' in Augsburg in December 2001, when she fell ill. One day before Christmas Eve, her voice went silent forever.
|Lieder der Claire Waldoff 1|
|1:||Wer schmeisst denn da mit Lehm|
|3:||Warum soll er nicht mit ihr vor der Tür stehn|
|4:||Verliebt, verlobt, verheiratet|
|5:||Warum kiekste mir denn immer uff de Beene|
|7:||Ach Jott, wat sind de Männer dumm|
|8:||Bei mir, da hängst de|
|10:||Nach meene Beene ist ja ganz Berlin verrückt|
|12:||Raus mit den Männern|
|13:||Wegen Emil seine unanständige Lust|
|14:||Mein Paulchen ist weg|
|15:||Hermann heesst er|
|17:||Das war sein Miljöh|