1-CD with 8-page booklet, 29 single titles. Playing time approx. 62 minutes.
Gone with the wind...
It wasn't the'third autumn at quarter past eight', but the second half of the 1960s, when they suddenly unexpectedly and impetuously occupied bars, clubs and halls, gathering enthusiasm and filling stadiums. A proliferation of bards, bank and moritate singers, poets and singing clowns conquered podiums and stages at a rapid pace, mostly with handy instruments and old folk and worker songs, Low German songs, shanties, chansons, protest songs, political songs and a wealth of committed lyrics, strange parables, original stories and stylistic devices.
The term'songwriter' was aptly coined at this time by Wolf Biermann - following Bert Brecht's word'playwright'. He was to take away the consecration of the extraordinary from artistic production and identify the production of songs as well as pieces as a work like any other. Behind this concept was, of course, a political attitude that merged with the awakening of the 1968 generation.
Who names the names today, still knows the faces of many troublemakers and dreamers, whose texts were on the ground floor, as a direct address with a superficial possibility of understanding. Texts that were both cheerful and frustrated, macabre and liberating, situationally weird and unerring in their resistance. Only a few have survived into the ninth decade: Hannes Wader, Wolf Biermann, Georg Danzer, Hanns Dieter Hüsch, Franz Hohler, Konstantin Wecker and of course Süverkrüp and Degenhardt, for example.
But who else talks about Michael Bauer and Walter Mossmann, Thommie Bayer, Rolf Schwendter, Wolle Kriwanek, Walter Hedemann and Ulrich Roski? Of the numerous songwriters from the former GDR, such as Pannach & Kunert? And who remembers the Huthmachers or the unsurpassed - extraordinary duo Schobert & Black, which could span the repertoire from rag ballads to the late baroque complexity of drastic a-capella singing? Never again has there been such a team.
And then there was another oddball of a special kind, an'abjestrappster' bard with broken songs, a lip artist with a kick: Eckart Kahlhofer, called Ekky. A poet of meaningful nonsense, a clown without tears, a verbal-acrobatic troubadour. In its beginnings there was a hole in his mouth, and it whistled through until it became too much for his master. One more reason for Ekky to whistle on it and practice whistling with her lips closed for hours on end. The result: he has long been world champion in three-part whistling. Insufficiently he moved curiously also other instruments to strung body and juggled lively with puns.
After stations as a swing musician and street musician, he enriched the popular TV series'Sesame Street' in 50 episodes with strange children's songs and finally catapulted himself into the first rows of popular bards as a bizarre entertainer. Haven't heard from him in a while? Then it's time to finally (again) listen to his rather strange songs.
|Ziemlich merkwürdige Lieder - Poet des ..... 1|
|2:||Abgestrappst (Volkslied aus Königsberg)|
|3:||Von Alpha bis Omega|
|4:||Cicos (Lied aus Ungarn)|
|9:||Sag' mir, Pappi...|
|13:||Mach doch 'mal ein Päuschen|
|18:||Blond Görl From Togo|
|20:||Se Häppy Farmer|
|26:||Müller und Müllerin|