Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ernst Busch - Canciones de las Brigadas Internacionales (Aurora)

In spite of their own government's refusal to oppose Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco (until Hitler signed his infamous non-aggression pact with Stalin, he was actually seen as a bulwark against the Red hoards by far too many Western pundits) young men and women from around the world came to Spain on their own to fight for the Republican cause.

The International Brigade was composed of German, American, Canadian, and others from across Europe who came to fight the fascists. Since their own governments had refused to aid the Republicans, and in some instances had tried their best to prevent people from doing so, it wasn't very surprising that the returning soldiers at the end of the war were ignored in their own countries.
Some, like the Germans and the Italian, had to become refugees because they couldn't go home.
"Canciones de las Brigadas Internacionales" is another part of Ernst Busch´s recordings on the "Aurora" label between 1964 and 1974 for his wonderful "Chronicle of the first half of the 20st century in songs and ballads". It is the second collection in this series with ballads and hymns related to the fight of the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War.
A1 Mamita Mia
A2 Himno De Riego / Himno Republicana
A3 Los Campesinos
A4 Suite
A5 Vorwärts, Internationale Brigade
B1 Nuestra Bandera
B2 In dem spanischen Land
B3 Ballade der XI. Brigade
C1 Canto Nocturno En Las Trincheras
C2 An der Sierra-Front
C3 Die Thälmann-Kolonne
D1 Wie könnten wir je vergessen das Land
D2 Lincoln-Bataillon
D3 Am Rio Jarama, Februar 1937
The tracks of side A are recorded in a continous flow, so they are merged in one track.
(320 kbps, cover art included, vinyl rip)


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  4. Glad you are interested in that stuff! Greetings!

  5. Very interested in this... I have this and another Aurora publication on this site, but the others are new to me. I also have a further 7 publications that I have from my father who was gernan. Unfortunately I can't read them, but I have inherited a strong interest in political music and will gladly copy them when I have some time.

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