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Alice Babs meets Erwin Lehn and his Südfunk-Tanzorchester


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Alice Babs, the Swedish singer and actress, was mostly seen by the industry as the hit-warbling “Swedish girl”. But she continued to make excursions into the realms of jazz and swing. This was also thanks to Erwin Lehn, who invited her, beginning in 1952, to sing before the microphones of his Südfunk Dance Orchestra (Südfunk-Tanzorchester). You can hear what a good choice this was on the recordings that were made on various occasions between 1952 and 1955 in Stuttgart. You hear Alice Babs’s roots in the European vocal culture, but the sheer presence of her interpretations is impressive. Each of the songs radiates the smile of her enthusiasm, which also makes Erwin Lehn’s orchestra shine acoustically. Alone for this reason these finds from the SWR archives are jewels of European swing history.
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Catalogue number JAH-472
Barcode 0730099047258
Release date 14/06/2019
Category Jazz
Label SWR Classic
Format CD
Number of discs 1
Artists
Artists Babs, Alice
Lehn, Erwin
Südfunk-Tanzorchester
Composers Babs, Alice
Armstrong, Louis
Warren, Harry
Simon, Ernst
Balcome, Bruce
Hilliard, Bob
Primrose, Joe
Ramel, Povel
Leutwiler, Toni
Rey, Louis
Conductors Lehn, Erwin
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