November 10, 2009

Hannes Wader singt Arbeiterlieder

Genre(s) - Folk, workers' songs
Origin - Nordrhein-Westphalen, West-Germany
Year of release - 1977
Bitrate - 192 kbps
Size - 60.30 MB

Not a singer of socialist songs by trade, but certainly by passion, Hannes Wader treats us to a lot of classic international workers' songs, but in a fundamentally different fashion than the bombastic symphonics of Ernst Busch. One guitar and his voice are enough for Hannes to render equally powerful music and his voice is certainly much more clear and agile than that of his forebear. I had a couple of fixed favourites on this release (the strong, simple Solidaritätslied and the emotional ballad Die Moorsoldaten), but those are fading into median status as the rest is gradually discovered to be equally beautiful. His audience - it's a live recording, apparently - is as rapt and responsive as I am, over 30 years after the fact. Seriously top-notch, rousing stuff for the discriminating folkie who's not afraid of revolutionary socialism or the German language. Some knowledge of both is of course advised. Vorwärts! Und nie vergessen: die Solidarität!
  1. Dem Morgenrot entgegen
  2. Auf, auf zur Kampf
  3. Der kleine Trompeter
  4. Bella ciao
  5. Mamita mia
  6. Die Thälmann-Kolonne
  7. El pueblo unido
  8. Trotz allesdem
  9. Das Einheitsfrontlied
  10. Das Solidaritätslied
  11. Die Moorsoldaten
  12. Das Lied vom Knüppelchen
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