Digging through a box of 78’s the other day and found a nice copy of a Lale Andersen record, called Lied Eines Jungen Wachtpostens (Lili Marlen) dating back to the 1940’s. Lili Marlen (also known as “Lili Marleen”) is a German love song which became popular throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, among both Axis and Allied troops, during World War II. It was first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939 and I believe my Shellac copy dates back to 1941. It was later recorded by Marlene Dietrich in 1944 and became a massive success. I’ve loaded it up on auction at eBay tonight and it’s already attracting interest, so it will be interesting to see how things go over the next few days.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, as a lot has been going on the last few months! I am still sending out records though, and have been gradually adding a large box of 78’s to my inventory. Hopefully some good ones in there…
Covid-19 Update: 28/04/20: There may be delays in parcels being received, so please be patient! Parcels within the UK are arriving, but may take a bit longer to be delivered than usual. I am currently only sending orders of a higher value and those outside of the UK on a trackable service.
I am also completing a stock take, as it’s been awhile and I want to make sure my gradings are up to scratch. I will be adding lots more records over the coming days, once I have checked them over.
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I’ve spent a bit of time lately loading on some old 78’s that I’ve recently come across. I don’t normally bother with these, but there’s an interesting mix I believe, so I thought I’d give it a go. I do not have a way of play testing them unfortunately, but most look in good condition. Artists include Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Vaughan, Gracie Fields, Max Bygraves, Perry Como, Ruby Murray, Teresa Brewer, and the Teddy Bears. If you are interested in this type of thing, please click here
This month, I’ve reduced several of my Rock items, particularly Indie Rock, so if you are a fan of bands like Silverfish, Drive, The Fatima Mansions, Inspiral Carpets, The Wonder Stuff etc then I would check out my page here
Not one of Germany’s finest contributions to pop music, even though they sold millions of records and won a Grammy. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Milli Vanilli were one of the world’s biggest pop acts, before the truth came out that Rob & Fab were not the actual singers. Their downfall was sudden and ultimately tragic, as Rob died from a drugs overdose at the age of 32. Seems like one of those situations that started off as a bit of a laugh, but got seriously out of control.