1-CD with 28 pages booklet, 20 tracks, playing time 58:08 minutes.
CD premiere at Bear Family Records for an artist who was considered to have disappeared. More than 40 years after their first release, 20 tracks by singer Cindy Ellis are now available on compact disc.
The contralto with the excellent and attractive voice was promoted and produced by orchestra director Bert Kaempfert, who had become aware of the young interpreter in 1959 via a tape with test recordings, recognized her great talent and invited her to Hamburg.
Four singles and two EPs were written, among them the hypnotic, sparse fever, the German version of the Peggy Lee hit Fever. Cindy Ellis never made it into the German hitlists. Besides all Polydor recordings, this CD also presents unreleased songs (for Polydor and the Sikorski Music Publisher) as well as rare, barely findable, fully played promotional songs; among them one - I Like Servas Shoes - from the mid-fifties, on which Cindy Ellis is accompanied by no less than the world-class trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff!
The Hamburg music journalist and author Bernd Matheja has found the singer after a long search. The accompanying booklet (with photos, documents and a discography of
Richard Weize) he tells the story of Cindy Ellis - an artist between pop and chanson, who has hardly ever appeared in the relevant literature to this day.
The CD'Fieber' closes another gap in the history of German popular music of the 50s and very early 60s with excellent music.
|2:||Das Glück ging auf die Reise|
|3:||Wo kommst du her|
|4:||I Like Servas Shoes (& Albert Mangelsdorff)|
|5:||Wir geh'n so leicht am grossen Glück vorbei|
|6:||Dreh' dich noch einmal um|
|7:||Do You Think Of Me|
|8:||Keiner versteht mich wie du|
|9:||Die kleine Stadt will schlafen geh'n|
|10:||Das Ziel meiner Wünsche (1)|
|11:||Denkst du noch an mich|
|12:||Nicht ein einziges mal|
|13:||Das Glück kommt nie zu spät|
|14:||Dieses Lied gehört nur dir|
|15:||Kann ein Glück denn so vergeh'n|
|18:||Das Ziel meiner Wünsche (2)|