Max Raabe: Wiemar Era Crooner Of Today

15 Sep

Max Raabe is a modern day crooner, who sings 20s era songs and stylings (with some modern day songs reworked into a 20s sound). His voice and mannerisms are… perfect. They are exactly what you hear in those old records only with actual, you know, GOOD sound.

Mr. Raabe is German, and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts where he and 11 other students formed the Palast Orchester in 1985. The ensemble initially used music arrangements that Raabe found whilst shopping at various flea markets. The orchestra worked for one year on learning these arrangements without any public engagements or performances. The orchestra gave its first public performance at the 1987 Berlin Theaterball, in the lobby as a secondary act, but with such success that the audience left the ballroom to hear the orchestra’s performance in the lobby.

Isn’t that just wonderful? I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying “Wow, Paul, that is really, really nice. These tunes are making my day. but you know the only thing that’s missing? I just… i would really love it if he just so happened to have done a version of Britney Spear’s ‘Whoops I Did It Again’. Now THAT would just make your post here complete. Ah, if only…”

Oh, never fear, little voice who lives in my head and yells at me in my quiet moments. Here you go, your day complete:

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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


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