[78-L] One of the Six Songs for Democracy

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 21 14:13:27 PDT 2012

And Busch was still recording some of those songs in the early 50s, so it's 
possible that these Lied der Zeit are NOT the source material for SSFD. (I have 
a Busch lp on eBay at the moment. Probably late 50s-early 60s.)


On 6/21/2012 5:05 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> What was the date of the Lied der Zeit recordings?
> Anyone have the Ernst Busch discography?
> I thought that Lied der Zeit was post WW II - part of the Amiga label (later VEB Deutsche Schallplatte) founded by Busch??????
> I have a note that the Spanish civil war records were issued by "Gramola Espana" - know nothing about them - anyone have label
> scans?
> There is an extensive CD series of Ernst Busch recordings on the BARBAROSSA  Lied der Zeit, Aurora labels.
> Best wishes, Thomas.
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> On 6/21/2012 3:56 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
>> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>>> Keynote Records was launched with the reissue of the SOVIET Spanish Civil War
>>> recordings!? Who writes this crap?
>> Ronald D. Cohen wrote what you called crap but actually misinterpreted
>> where the commas were placed.  It should be interpreted to mean Bernay
>> "launched Keynote Records in 1940 with the reissue of Soviet recordings,
>> and Six Songs for Democracy, songs of the Spanish Civil War."  Remember,
>> Bernay was the one who re-pressed the 39 World Fair discs when the
>> Soviet pressings ran out.
>> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
> Actually I did not know that, although the Soviet discs were also recut at
> Reeves. And I can see why I misinterpreted the comma.
> Now then, where's the answer to my other question about the "6 Songs" story?
> dl
> http://books.google.ca/books?id=xV6tghvO0oMC&pg=PA571&lpg=PA571&dq=%22six+songs+for+democracy%22&source=bl&ots=s99Vy5ymPM&sig=HrOT
> e__hGsP58pvNW_WAIDsSXeE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1i3jT97xLsPn0QG26f2vAw&ved=0CFoQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q&f=false
>> (From something called The Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1)
>> page 571
>> dl
>> On 6/21/2012 10:08 AM, David Lennick wrote:
>>> Where the heckity heck is the story of how the original 78s were transferred at
>>> Reeves Sound Studios, and one was cracked so it had to be smeared with axle
>>> grease or something to play through (which is the real reason for the sticker
>>> on the American labels, not defective processing due to bombing raids)? I
>>> thought it was in the Bear Family "Political Action" book but I can't find it
>>> there. Was it online, maybe a link from the Almanac Singers website?
>>> dl
>>> On 6/21/2012 8:58 AM, Han Enderman wrote:
>>>> Lied der Zeit 100, 102&   104 are also by Ernst Busch (103 and 105+ not seen).
>>>> Some labels mention Otto Dobrindt, Dir.
>>>> Die Thälmann-Kolonne has comp. Paul Dessau on the German label (101-B),
>>>> but Ernst-Daniel on Keynote 2-B.
>>>> On the available labels I see no other duplications with Keynote Album 101.
>>>> han enderman
>>>> ===
>>>>>>> I've never seen one of these on auction before. (An original German disc, side
>>>> 2 is one of the selections in the Keynote/Music Room "Six Songs for Democracy"
>>>> album.)
>>>> http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160822272640
>>>> dl
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