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Cocktail Hour: Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
Cocktail Hour: Marlene Dietrich
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2

Marlene Dietrich became one of America's most unlikely stars--singer, patriotic entertainer, actress and, eventually, gay cultural icon. Though not vocally gifted in the traditional sense (a cynic might say in any sense!),...  more »

      
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All Artists: Marlene Dietrich
Title: Cocktail Hour: Marlene Dietrich
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Columbia River Ent.
Original Release Date: 3/14/2000
Release Date: 3/14/2000
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Nostalgia, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 723723734822

Synopsis

Amazon.com
Marlene Dietrich became one of America's most unlikely stars--singer, patriotic entertainer, actress and, eventually, gay cultural icon. Though not vocally gifted in the traditional sense (a cynic might say in any sense!), Dietrich could sell a song by the sheer force of her sultry, world-weary persona. Even traditional American provincialism was no match for her seductive, European charms, and the two-dozen-plus radio recordings on this double-disc compilation are a great way to sample her legend. Nearly half the material is in German or French, backed by slinky arrangements that ooze sexuality from every bar, with Dietrich's live vocal performance giving ample evidence of her unique charms. --Jerry McCulley
 

CD Reviews

Marlene wonderful, CD could be better.
omnipop | Albany NY USA | 07/21/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This CD compiles Marlenes' best known songs. The sound quality is rather wretched,taken mostly from 78's but no re-mastering was performed on them.I think that these are original recordings, not radio transcriptions like the Amazon review implies. No liner notes either. What you do get is a lot of Marlene with several songs in both English and German. I do not know, but the collections on ASV or Arkadia are probably more reliable."