Monday, May 7, 2007

30's & 40's/Marlene Dietrich

The first sub-category for a major influence artist is Marlene Dietrich - a strange, gloomy, unmistakeable and unforgettable voice, that engraves itself into the mind of the listener and portrays dispair, dis-enchantment and seems to say "we're headed for doom, but what can we do about it, except maybe sing a sad song, light up another cigarette and have another drink..."
Fitting the pre-war years, 30's music cannot even be thought of, without reference to "The Blue Angel".
From Berlin back-drop cabarets to Hollywood stardom, she marked the era and contributed definitively with her unique style and voice, to the collective memory of the 20th century.

Marlene Dietrich at Wikipedia
Marlene Dietrich at The Internet Movie Database
Streaming Audio:
Falling In Love Again
Lili Marlene
Where Have All The Flowers Gone

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