[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 5, Issue 47

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri May 30 15:13:11 PDT 2003

> Cary Hobbs wrote:
> Greetings.
> 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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