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Monday, Jan 25 2010 | 13:26 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

Lost German vocal jazz album from 1959 recorded in glorious stereophonic sound. A surprisingly sensitive, but completely forgotten gem that ranges among the earliest examples of vocal jazz work out of Europe.

Legendary blind singer Wolfgang Sauer performs “Stardust”, “My Melancholy Baby” or “How Deep Is The Ocean”, surrounded by the lush and enchanting orchestra sounds of Paul Kuhn and Friedel Berlipp (Berry Lipman). From a time when only a few Germans already listened to the ‘American Forces Network’.

The original German Electrola stereo album released in 1959 in small amounts, never repressed or reissued before, including various session recordings from approx. late 1958/ early 1959, produced in Cologne, comes with original cover artwork. Remastered from vintage demonstration discs in a sound quality never heard before.

“Sweet und Swing” is an important vocal album under many aspects. Singer Wolfgang Sauer has been heard largely in the fields of “Schlager Pop” that first propelled him to stardom in Germany during the 1950s. Nevertheless jazz music was his passion and rumours started among fans and collectors about an immediately retired jazz album from 1959. Recently one of the few existing copies was traced and became the “master record” for this 1:1 reissue.


01. Stardust
02. My Melancholy Baby
03. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
04. Serenata
05. At Sundown
06. How Deep Is The Ocean
07. Stairway To The Stars
08. A Little On The Lonely Side
09. I’ll Close My Eyes
10. Deep Purple
11. Mean To Me
12. Sonny Boy

The album Wolfgang SauerSweet Und Swing” (Sonorama) is going to be released January 22, 2010.

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