Category Archives: Songs

The Alabama Song

The Alabama Song first appeared in a collection of five poems published by Bertholt Brecht in 1927, called Die Hauspostille. It was written in English and performed by Brecht, to his own music, on stages all over Berlin. He was … Continue reading

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Peter Jöback walks Isherwood’s Neighbourhood.

In December 2011, Swedish singing star Peter Jöback came to Berlin to film the third part in his trio of programmes for SVT1, ‘Med Hjärtat som Insats’ ( ‘With The Heart At Stake’) For the programme, Peter started his journey … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht in cabaret.

It is believed that the only time Bertolt Brecht ever appeared in person on a Berlin Cabaret stage was in January 1922. Six years prior to his triumphant collaboration with Kurt Weill on The Threepenny Opera, the  24 year old … Continue reading

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Margo Lion

Marguerite Hélène Constantine Barbe Elisabeth Lion was a French Singer and Actress, born in Istanbul (then Constantinople) on February 28th 1899. She first came to Berlin in 1921 and made her debut at Trude Hesterbergs cabaret ‘Wild Bühne’ (The Wild … Continue reading

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Weren’t You Once In Love With Me?

In 1932 the entertainer Max Hansen released the song ” War’n Sie Schon Mal in Mich Verliebt? ”  (Weren’t You Once In Love With Me?) It’s subject matter, inferring Hitler was gay, caused him a great deal of trouble. It … Continue reading

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