1-CD with 28-page booklet, 28 single titles. Playing time approx. 75 minutes.
In April 2001 Evelyn Künneke left the stage for good. In the hearts of her fans and in her songs she lives on. On this CD compiled by Bear Family, the popular successes of the singer with a voice full of sex appeal are not included - instead, we present hits, songs and chansons, which are real rarities for record collectors today. You can hear all the'semi-silky' songs Evelyn Künneke sang for the label Bella Musica - from Ich mache mir 'nen Schlitz ins Kleid over Ali Baba to In Berlin am Brandenburger Tor. There are also all Ariola recordings from 1958 and 1959, including the kitchen songs Evelyn Künneke recorded as Eva Linke. Musical and humorous treasures are the cheeky chansons Ferien auf Italienisch and Die Stewardess. A special bonus tidbit: a 1966 jingle with which Evelyn praises the GDR camera'Praktica Nova'.
I'm gonna slit my dress
"If I don't have another hit soon, I'll make a slit in my dress and stand on stage like this, then maybe it will work again," laughs Evelyn Künneke in the summer of 1961 to her producer Horst-Heinz Henning. Both are worried about new songs that promise record success. "Say the second half sentence again, I like it", the experienced pop musician spontaneously asks his protégé. "I'll make a slit in my dress," Evelyn repeats - and lays the foundation for a classic. He will never be in the official hit parades, but will remain associated with her name for decades to come.
Horst-Heinz Henning was a constant on the German pop scene for many years. He gets catchy tunes like Es wird alles wieder gut (a successful title for Horst Winter, Maria Mucke and Detlev Lais), Es singt das Meer (Bruce Low), Das hab' ich in Paris gelernt (Chris Howland) and last but not least Der Mann am Klavier for Paul Kuhn. He writes and composes a provocative, slightly ambiguous song from the above-mentioned sub-clause with orchestra director Gerd Schmidt, which is literally written for Evelyn Künneke: I'm gonna slit my dress.
Evelyn Künneke was born in Berlin on December 15, 1921. In 1961 the singing daughter of the operetta composer Eduard Künneke signed a record contract with the new company Bella Musica - founder: Horst-Heinz Henning. Guest performances with the market leaders Polydor and Telefunken had not brought her any success; neither had her exclusive contract with Ariola, which started in 1958.
Peter Frankenfeld was hired for an elaborate advertising campaign. On the free advertising record'Ariola-Parade mit Peter Frankenfeld' (catalogue number 36 276 X), he tasted the company's starter program to sleep friends: in a fictitious telephone conversation, he mysteriously revealed that stars such as Eddie Constantine, Dalida, Mona Baptiste and Zarah Leander are now joined by Evelyn Künneke on the new label and has "the latest news for teenagers".
|Ich mache mir `nen Schlitz in`s Kleid 1|
|1:||Ich mache mir 'nen Schlitz ins Kleid|
|2:||Ich möchte mal die Loreley sein|
|3:||Die Männer sind so knapp|
|5:||Das Schiff ist endlich da|
|6:||Sonntags nie (Am Sonntag kann ich leider...)|
|7:||Meinen Hut behalt' ich auf|
|8:||Ferien auf italienisch (Der Triebwagen)|
|10:||Ham se den denn nicht 'ne Nummer kleiner?|
|11:||Zeig mir noch einmal deine Muskeln, Tommy|
|12:||Ein Köngigreich für ein Glas Bier|
|13:||Pilslied (Es steh'n so schöne Pilze am...)|
|14:||Licht und Schatten|
|15:||In Berlin am Brandenburger Tor|
|16:||Damals im Mai|
|17:||Spiel' auf deiner Hula-Ukulele|
|19:||Komm, schwarzer János|
|20:||Rote Blume von Hawaii (Liliokalani)|
|21:||Sing, Nachtigall, sing|
|22:||Das Karussell, das dreht sich immer...|
|23:||Haben sie schon mal im Dunkeln geküsst?|
|24:||Drei kleine Geschichten|
|26:||Ach Mutter, er weiss ja nicht|
|28:||Spiegelreflex (ein Praktica (Bossa)-nova|