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Josephine Baker et les Comedian Harmonists
Josèphine Baker recorded these songs with the exiled version of the German vocal group the Comedian Harmonists. The three Jewish members (Erich Collin, Roman Cycowski and Harry Frommermann) of the original group were thrown out of Germany in 1934. The members of the band that remained in Germany were forbidden to perform under the name of the Comedian Harmonists but continued as the Meistersextett.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Espabilate
from the film “La Virgen Morena”

(Eliseo Grenet)
9-29-1935 Paris, France Columbia
DF 1814
Columbia
4119-M
Sous le Ciel d’ Afrique
from the film “Princess Tam Tam”

(André de Badet / Jaques Dallin)
9-29-1935 Paris, France Columbia
DF 1814
Columbia
4119-M

Josephine Baker et les Comedian Harmonists

Artist Instrument
Josèphine Baker Vocals
Erich Collin Tenor Vocals
Roman Cycowski Baritone Vocals
Ernst Engel Piano
Harry Frommermann Tenor Vocals
Erich Collin Tenor Vocals
Rudolf Mayreder Bass Vocals
Hans Rexeis Tenor Vocals
unknown Tambourine

 

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