Mamatschi! Songs Of Mimi Thoma 1935-41 CD
Born in Munich in 1909, Mimi Thoma's early career was in children's nursing, however as a talented singer, she was discovered in the '30s when performing part-time in the small nightclubs around the city. With a wonderfully wistful & moody delivery, very much en vogue in the pre-war German cabaret scene, she built up a massive following across the Third Reich so ranking her alongside Lale Andersen & Zarah Leander. Promoted as: 'A voice that everyone knows' Mimi soon became a great favorite with the Nazi propagandists and was variously signed to the Gramophone, Telefunken & Polydor record labels. Surviving war's end in May 1945, Mimi performed for an Allied Red Cross concert in late '45 before embarking on several years of touring across post-war Germany but never able to recapture her war-time success, she died in Cologne in 1968 aged just 59, alone and forgotten, not knowing that years later, Steven Spielberg would use her evocative children's song, 'Mamatschi' on the sound-track of his Hollywood movie Schindler's List. Now this evocative CD offers 13 of her famous songs, plus a producer's introduction.
- Producer's Introduction
- Buble, Mein Buble (1935)
- Flattern zum Abschied die Fahnen (1935)
- Zigeunerweisen (1936)
- Ein Schiff fahrt nach Schanghai (1941)
- An Dich..! (1941)
- Der Rosenkranz (1936)
- Verlassen- Gute Nacht (1936)
- Peterle (1939)
- Es ist immer das alte Lied (1941)
- Servus Du..! (1936)
- Eisensamer Sonntag (1941)
- Marchen und Liebe (1939)'
- Mamatschi..! (1941)
United Kingdom, 2010, 43 minutes, German Language.
Compact Audio Disk