Berlin Bars 1930s

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 » 13 Jul 2011 17:44

Dutto1 wrote:These are even more fascanating do you collect these type of things ?

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I don't collect them on paper - just digitally. Relics of research past. It's too bad there aren't places like these anymore. They seemed so fun and classy.

A little more about the "Haus Vaterland". Under its vast roof, the complex housed numerous bars, dance palaces and even a cinema! Many of the bars had a special theme, including a Turkish style cafe and even an American "Wild West" bar!

Haus Vaterland Kino:
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http://www.haus-vaterland-berlin.de/

Haus Vaterland "Wild West"
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Haus Vaterland "Turkische Kaffee", complete with nargila/hookah pipes and fez-wearing servers:
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http://www.haus-vaterland-berlin.de/

Another view of the "Turkische":
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http://www.haus-vaterland-berlin.de/

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Dutto1 » 13 Jul 2011 20:05

I think you're right it is a great shame.I collect the music of the Tanz Orchester of that time say 1920s-1945,Oskar Joost, Michael Jary,Teddy Staufer,Leo Monosson, Robert Gaden etc etc.There is one or two bands around today in Germany however none of them seem to be able to recreate the sound that these acts had.

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 » 13 Jul 2011 21:14

Dutto1 wrote:I collect the music of the Tanz Orchester of that time say 1920s-1945, ...

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Ron


That's great! Do you have any tunes by "Sid Kay's Fellows" or the Weintraubs ("Weintraub Syncopaters")? Outstanding jazz/tango/foxtrot music. (Sid Kay's Fellows performed as house band in the early 1930s in the Haus Vaterland's "Palmensaal", which was situated under the great dome.)

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Dutto1 » 13 Jul 2011 21:22

I have no tracks of either of those acts,however i have heard the "Weintraub Syncopaters"on a internet radio station called Weimarrundfunk,however the last time i logged on they had went over to subscription only !

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Ron

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Annelie » 13 Jul 2011 23:32

Don't know if this is what your looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMQFqWyFeKk


Jazz in the Weimar Berlin: Sid Kay's Fellows, 1930

Photo of Haus Vaterland circa 1960

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Dutto1 » 14 Jul 2011 10:10

Thankyou Annelie ! Very catchy tune. Many good acts had to stop recording after 1933 "Sid Kay's Fellows" reminds me of Leo Monosson who was easily Weimar Germany's greatest singer who had to leave for America he never sung or recorded again.Its a shame the Haus Vaterland ended up the way it did.


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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby omega » 14 Jul 2011 10:24

The ELDORADO was the premier GLBT bar

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby jleeimpact » 14 Jul 2011 12:00

sylvieK4 wrote:
wimdu wrote:These are even more fascanating do you collect these type of things ?

Regards

Ron




I don't collect them on paper - just digitally. Relics of research past. It's too bad there aren't places like these anymore. They seemed so fun and classy.

A little more about the "Haus Vaterland". Under its vast roof, the complex housed numerous bars, dance palaces and even a cinema! Many of the bars had a special theme, including a Turkish style cafe and even an American "Wild West" bar!

Another view of the "Turkische":
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http://www.haus-vaterland-berlin.de/


Wow, that is really cool. Very colonial though!!
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. - Jerry Garcia

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 » 15 Jul 2011 12:34

"Atlantis" (8 Behrenstraße, Berlin) featured a mock up of an alpine marketplace, complete with twinkling stars on the ceiling. "Tanz unter Sternen".

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 » 15 Jul 2011 12:44

Annelie wrote:Don't know if this is what your looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMQFqWyFeKk

Jazz in the Weimar Berlin: Sid Kay's Fellows, 1930


That is a good tune, "Die ganze welt ist Himmelblau" . (It is from a popular operetta and was recorded by many groups in the 1930s and beyond.) I like the jazzy beat in this version by Sid Kay's Fellows. Thanks, Annalie, for sharing the link.

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 » 22 Aug 2011 18:59

A card appearing Nazi-era clubs reminded patrons that dances such as the jitterbug were not allowed.
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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Frankfurter » 30 Aug 2011 20:48

Thanks for posting those interesting photos.

Annelie wrote:Don't know if this is what your looking for?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMQFqWyFeKk
Jazz in the Weimar Berlin: Sid Kay's Fellows, 1930


Thanks, thats a great piece of music.

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby WDYTYA » 18 Oct 2012 13:32

Hi,
Could anyone tell me where the postcard of the Barberina nightclub comes from? I would really love to buy a copy of the postcard for some research I am doing, and would be very grateful if someone could help me.
Many thanks,
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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby aussyss » 19 Oct 2012 01:37

http://anthropologist.wordpress.com/200 ... irca-1933/

Sorry, no addresses but information on life within Berlins clubs in 1930's.

Geez, the Nazi's even spied on their own elite.

Did you know, before Hitler came to power, African American Jazz was popular in Berlin's Nightclubs?

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby SteveFBS » 04 Nov 2012 16:10

Dutto1 wrote:I have no tracks of either of those acts,however i have heard the "Weintraub Syncopaters"on a internet radio station called Weimarrundfunk,however the last time i logged on they had went over to subscription only !

Regards

Ron

I have an app on my iPhone called TuneInRadio. It has hundreds of internet and streaming radio stations, and one of them on there is a German station called Radio 1920. They play all sorts of pop/jazz/dance songs from the 20s-40s. Check it out if you can!
-Steven


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