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F. Hollaender u.s. Weintraubs Syncopators - Up And At 'Em

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This great band was led by Stefan Weintraub. The orchestra was also known as The Weintraubs. Weintraubs Syncopators were one of Germany's most famous Jazz bands and their music perhaps best expressed that effervescent joy of life and spirit of arts that typified 1920's Berlin. Not only they appeared in all the concert and music halls, but were even starred in films like "The Blue Angel", that starred a young Marlene Dietrich, bringing her world fame. They became one of the best-paid ensembles in all Germany. In 1933, the Weintraubs were on an international concert tour when the Nazi's seized power. With the majority of the band members being Jews, Stefan decided not to return to Germany. Thus started a long successful musical odyssey that took them from Italy to Scandinavia and to Russia, and then from Eastern Europe to Japan and China, and finally, in 1937, settling in Australia. The Weintraub's were a world-wide success and were heard on Australian radio, as well in many Clubs. But, in 1941, after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, the German members of the orchestra were forcibly interned - and so 'the band ceased to exist. As for this brilliant record, it was made in 1928.

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