The Comedian Harmonists
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|Tags:||german comedy a capella jazz barbershop male vocalists deutsch good old germany german cabaret a cappella world music tsf deutschsprachig|
In 1928 German tenor Harry Frommermann (12 October 1906, Berlin, Germany, d. 29 October 1975, Bremen, Germany), formed this close harmony vocal sextet with bass Robert Biberti (b. 5 June 1902, Berlin, Germany, d. 2 November 1985, Berlin, Germany), Bulgarian tenor Asparuch Leschnikoff (b. 16 June 1897, Haskovo, Bulgaria, d. 31 July 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria), Polish baritone Josef Roman Cycowski (b. 25 January 1901, Lodz, Poland, d. 9 November 1998, Palm Springs, California, USA), tenor Erich Abraham Collin (b. 26 August 1899, Berlin, Germany, d. 29 April 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA), and pianist Erwin Bootz (b. 30 June 1907, Stettin, Pomerania, Germany, d. 27 December 1982, Hamburg, Germany). Hugely popular in Germany, their records sold well elsewhere. In addition to singing, some members mimicked musical instruments. Their repertoire included Veronika, Der Lenz Ist Da, Mein Kleiner, Grüner Kaktus, So Schön...