Friday, 14 December 2012

Lotte Lenya - Songs von Kurt Weill (Philips Minigroove 45)


The Philips label released in 1955 the album "Lotte Lenya singt Kurt Weill" (Philips B 07 089) with interpretations of Brecht/Weill songs, recorded in Hamburg on 5 - 7 July, 1955. This album was released in the U.S. in  on Columbia (ML 5056) in November 1955 as "Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theater Songs of Kurt Weill".
Philips released a selection of these recordings on the 45 RPM single "Songs von Kurt Weill" (Philips 429 207 BE) which is featured here.

The complete recordings were later re-released on the CD "Kurt Weill: Berlin & American Theater Songs, CBS MK 42658" in 1988.

Lotte Lenya was accompanied by Roger Bean and his orchestra.
Tracklist:
AA1 Seeräuber-Jenny
AA2 Surabaya-Johnny
AB1 Bilbao-Song
AB2 Moritat

Sources:
Track AA1 taken from "Die Dreigroschenoper".
Track AA2 taken from "Happy-End".
Track AB1 taken from "Happy-End".
Track AB2 taken from "Die Dreigroschenoper".

Lotte Lenya - Songs von Kurt Weill (Philips Minigroove 45)
(320 kbps, vinyl rip, front & back cover included)

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