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Comedian Harmonists - Best of

In the organizer's words:

While hordes of unemployed singers hawked their art for the price of a hot meal in the grimy backyards of the Weimar Republic, the revue temples on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm sold gleaming golden dreams night after night to a pleasure-hungry audience of millions. In the glittering glamour of the post-war 1920s, the fame of the Comedian Harmonists shone particularly brightly: modeled on the American vocal quartet "The Revelers," the six-member ensemble of Ari Leschnikoff, Erich Abraham-Collin, Harry Frommermann, Roman Cycowski, Robert Biberti and pianist Erwin Bootz thrilled audiences with a mixture of cheeky light hits on the musical pulse of the times and flawless harmony singing that had been unknown in Germany until then. With hits such as "Veronika, der Lenz ist da," "Ein Freund, ein guter Freund," and "Wochenend und Sonnenschein," they conquered the concert halls of Europe at record speed and, thanks to the modern mass medium of the record, soon became indispensable in the living rooms of the Republic.

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