Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hogan's Heroes Sing the Best of World War II LP - va
I grew up watching reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" on TV and fell in love with the show and the characters in it.
Okay I know it's TV and all, but being a little kid it was a lot of fun watching the POWs out smarting Sgt, Schultz (John Banner) and Col.Wilhelm Klink (Warner Klemperer), Wolfgang Hochstetter (Howard Caine) and the rest of the Nazis. It wasn't until I was a lot older I realized that most of the main German Characters were actually Jewish as is Robert Clary.
Side note on Howard Caine, he was an accomplished fiddle player if any one has any of his music on MP3s let me know, I'd love to hear it.
Now on to the record, I find it strange that of all the cast members to not be on this album is Bob Crane, after all he was alive when this was done in 1966. He was a radio DJ at one point so why wasn't he on this album? I don't know hope someone out there does.
Over all the songs on this record are done really well and it's pretty enjoyable.
This was released in 1966 on Sunset Records. It was released in Mono and Stereo, this version is in Stereo.
Don't worry, I'll get back to more traditional music, just taking a little side journey.