[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 5, Issue 47
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri May 30 15:13:11 PDT 2003
> Cary Hobbs wrote:
> A friend just gave me a CD of something called Charlie and His Orchestra -
> Propaganda Swing 1941-42. It's a good big band playing standard tunes of
> the day with parady lyrics belittling either the US or Britian and praising
> the Germans. One cut indicates that it was from a broadcast done on
> Wednesdays or Saturdays, a propaganda beam to English speakers. The singer
> has a fine German accent.
> Anyone who might have been there (where?) in WWII know any specifics or
> facts about this?
Yes Cary, do a Google search for "Charlie & His Orchestra". All kinds of info about this band which was the brainchild of Dr. Joseph Goebbles, German Minister of Propaganda.
To me, the band always sounded a little stiff.
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