Uploaded on Apr 25, 2009
SIDNEY BECHET AND HIS NEW YORKERS 1930 in Berlin
-Ich lass mir meinen Körper schwarz bepinseln (I´m gonna paint my body black)
-Lass mich einmal deine Carmen sein (Let me be your Carmen)
-Eine Liebelei so nebenbei (Just a little lovin)
-Kind, dein Mund ist Musik (Baby, your mouth is like music)
From the movie Einbrecher (Burglar) starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Heinz Rühmann, Oskar Sima and others.
While the story line acts in Paris, the movie was shoot in Berlin.
The last scenes are playing in a "typical Paris Negro Bar..". With this last part of the
movie you can hear Sidney Bechet and his Band.
Those scenes aren´t done in the studio - this bar you can see really existed! It is the Palmen Garten of the Haus Vaterland in Berlin. AND Bechet really played here with his Band in 1929/30 !
The movie was done between June and September 1930.
Prob. Band Members:
? Gabriel (tpt), Jimmy Bell (tpt/clt/alt), Sidney Bechet (sop/clt), ?Friedrich Hollaender?(piano), ?Harald M. Kirchstein? (gtr), ?Mike McKendrick (bjo), ?Hans Holdt (tuba), Paul Delvi (dms), Louis Douglas (dance)
There is another prob cast of the band:
Gabriel Dores, tp; Paul Buismann, tuba; Sidney Bechet, sop/cl; Lex van Spall, sax, gtr; Heinz Giehl, piano; William McAllan, bjo (on camera only); Paul Delvi, dms
Friedrich Hollander composed the music to the movie and wasn´t a regular Bandmember.
The vocals at the end "Kind dein Mund ist Musik" is by Greta Keller and Jo Sargent.
Keller and Sargent recorded "Kind dein Mund..." also for the Ultraphon Label:
The dancer Louis Douglas came together with Josephine Baker and Bechet via the Revue Negré in 1925 to Paris. He stayed in Germany, but had to leave in 1933. He died 1939 in New York.
The last three titels are interrupted by dialogues, but even so the music gives a good idea of how Bechet sounded in 1930. Neither the film files nor title credits mention Bechet or any other of the negro artist.
Because of the hot jazz scenes and the negro actors, but also because Hollander and others
of the cast are jew, the movie was prohibited after 1933.
Although Bechet stayed in Europe from 1925 till 1930; 1929 and 1930 in Berlin, no record company take the chance to record him and his Band
So, this is the only known recording of Bechet between 1925 - 1931. Enjoy! (And also the sweet Lilian Harvey)
Sorry about the missing pictures at the end, I had some trouble with the file size
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