This was $2 and purchased for use during Oktoberfest, which is on going this week. Over the last two years of doing Oktoberfest posts on this blog, I have really covered most every detail about the festival which started in 1810 in Munich to celebrate the marriage of the future King Ludwig to the Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Apparently she was also on the short list of possible brides for Napoleon. Anyway, I would suggest you check out some the past posts to learn more fun facts about this festival.
Well, I guess I should just straight up point out that this next artist is nor German and is in fact Austrian. Do not want to get accused of trying to pass this off German or for lumping Austria and Germany together. But as I did not do my research before selecting this album, we are moving full steam ahead with this record by Edith Enzinger, better known by her stage name, Lolita. Born in ST Polten in 1931, Lolita had her only Gold Record in 1959, “Seeman” or “Sailor” in English. Not only did it sell well in German speaking parts of Europe, it sold well in Japan went to #5 in US making at the time one of the few successful records in the US not recorded in English. She remained popular in Austria and Germany. She would pass of cancer at age 79 in 2010.
Since this came out in 1973 on Polydor International, I am guessing that this is a greatest hits compilation. Well, it is pretty good. All the songs are in the schlager style that I have been espousing for the last week. Lolita had a pretty good voice. A few of these songs really hit it out of the park. The rest are still pretty good.
For a sample, I decided to pick “La Luna’ and “Was Ein Mann Alles Kann” or what can a man do. I am not sure if this means what can a man do about a certain situation or what can a man do for me, mainly because I saw Raw last weekend.