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Gus Backus: Alle Hits und viele Raritäten

1-CD with 23-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 85 mns.

Article properties: Gus Backus: Alle Hits und viele Raritäten

  • Interpret: Gus Backus

  • Album titlle: Alle Hits und viele Raritäten

  • Genre Schlager und Volksmusik

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AH
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127169952

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Backus, Gus - Alle Hits und viele Raritäten CD 1
01 Brauner Bär und Weisse Taube
02 Da sprach der alte Häuptling
03 Muss I Denn zum Städtele hinaus (Wooden
04 Heart)
05 Auf Wiedersehn'
06 Bin a stiller Zecher
07 Heut' kommen d'Engerln auf Urlaub nach Wien
08 Der Mann im Mond
09 Alle Schotten Sparen
10 Sauerkraut-Polka
11 No Bier, no Wein, no Schnaps
12 Linda (Ein Haus In Den Rockys)
13 Bisschen denken beim schenken
14 Das Lied vom Angeln
15 Das kleine Wunder vom grossen Glück
16 Immer Happy, immer crazy
17 Mein Schimmel wartet im Himmel
18 Wenn nur jede Woche mal der Erste wär'
19 Goodbye Baby
20 Sweet Emily
21 Jenny My Darling
22 I Suach a Braut mit siebzehn Häuser
23 Wenn ma g'sund is und ka Geld hat
24 Das ist very good
25 Hinter unser'm Haus
26 Hallo Pussy Cat
27 Bohnen in die Ohren
28 Down In The Boondocks
29 Ein Koffer voller Souvenirs aus Germany
30 Dr. Simon sagt
31 Delia
32 Si la-bais tu m'attends
33 Les sabots de bois
34 Lenora
Gus Backus September 12, 1937 - February 21, 2019 He was one of the great hit idols of the... more
"Gus Backus"

Gus Backus

September 12, 1937 - February 21, 2019

He was one of the great hit idols of the 60s. His hits were real popular hits at that time and are still unforgotten today. From 1960 to the beginning of 1964 he ranked one record success after the other and occupied almost constantly top positions in the bestseller lists. He brought a total of 21 titles to the German charts. He received the'Golden Lion' from Radio Luxemburg and twice the'Silver Otto' from BRAVO readers. There was hardly a music film he wasn't in. Altogether he participated in more than 20 of these strips. At the same time he was one of the most employed artists in radio and television.

His songs were original and catchy, mostly had humorous, funny lyrics and reached the audience. Gus Backus was regarded as a carefree sunny boy who always had fun and was popular with young and old alike.

Born on September 12, 1937 on Long Island, New York, Donald Edgar Backus grew up with four siblings. After school he begins to study medicine. During his military service with the Air Force he joins a band called The Del-Vikings. In 1957 the formation can land a top 10 hit with Come Go With Me. In the same year Gus Backus is detached from the US Army to Wiesbaden in Hesse. Here he first formed a new band, but then applied as a soloist at the record company Polydor, which also signed him and sent him to their Vienna studio to the successful producer Gerhard Mendelson. After five unsuccessful single releases, he made his first entry into the German charts in 1960 with the Indian love story Brauner Bär und weiße Taube, the German version of the US hit Running Bear. The title makes it into the top 20 and is listed for 27 weeks.

In the same year the next hit follows, this time a cover version of the Elvis Presley number Wooden Heart, to which the old German folk song Muß i denn zum Städtele delivered the original. "A lot was expected from this title," Gus Backus recalls, "but because the'Brown Bear' was so successful before, Gerhard Mendelson said, that an Indian still had to come". That's why the Werner Scharfenberger composition Da sprach der alte Chief was chosen for the B-side, which tells a funny story from the Wild West and is spiced up with Indian howls. Must i then starts very well and quickly makes the jump into the hit parades. When the backside is played on the radio from time to time, it becomes a hit and reaches position 3 in the hit parade. The former soldier from the USA with a mischievous smile is now one of the absolute favourite stars of the German pop audience. He receives the'Golden Lion' from Radio Luxemburg, which is presented to him at a major event in the Rhein-Main-Halle in Wiesbaden.

The potential that Gus Backus has as a musical funmaker is not yet quite acknowledged by the producer, because afterwards he is sent into the race with the folk song Goodbye. To please the many fans in Austria, Gerhard Mendelson records two Viennese songs with the singer: I bin a stiller Zecher and Heut' d'Engerln come on holiday to Vienna. A publication in Germany is not originally planned. But because the recordings are also frequently used by German radio stations, the single is also released here and is also on the hit lists.

After this popular interlude, it's time to write another modern number for Gus Backus. Composer and lyricist Charly Niessen takes up a highly topical topic. Developments in space research are making rapid progress, the'Sputnik' satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union is making headlines and the first space ships for manned flights are being developed. The song of the man in the moon, who watches all the hustle and bustle from above, is just right. The idea of starting the recording with a countdown and the sound of a rocket launch proves to be extremely effective and provides the desired attention. Gus Backus can thus book his greatest record success and conquer the top position in the German charts.

In the 1961 Schlager balance sheet he is listed as the most successful singer, and soon afterwards he can be glued to the wall in full size as a'BRAVO' star cut.

Musically he is now subscribed to Jux and Gaudi and has enormous success with this trick. Sauerkraut-Polka, Alle Schotten sparen or No Bier, no Wein, no Schnaps are all great sales successes. But also with more romantic songs like Linda, Der Mondschein an der Donau and Mein Schimmel wartet im Himmel he achieves excellent sales figures.

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Tracklist
Backus, Gus - Alle Hits und viele Raritäten CD 1
01 Brauner Bär und Weisse Taube
02 Da sprach der alte Häuptling
03 Muss I Denn zum Städtele hinaus (Wooden
04 Heart)
05 Auf Wiedersehn'
06 Bin a stiller Zecher
07 Heut' kommen d'Engerln auf Urlaub nach Wien
08 Der Mann im Mond
09 Alle Schotten Sparen
10 Sauerkraut-Polka
11 No Bier, no Wein, no Schnaps
12 Linda (Ein Haus In Den Rockys)
13 Bisschen denken beim schenken
14 Das Lied vom Angeln
15 Das kleine Wunder vom grossen Glück
16 Immer Happy, immer crazy
17 Mein Schimmel wartet im Himmel
18 Wenn nur jede Woche mal der Erste wär'
19 Goodbye Baby
20 Sweet Emily
21 Jenny My Darling
22 I Suach a Braut mit siebzehn Häuser
23 Wenn ma g'sund is und ka Geld hat
24 Das ist very good
25 Hinter unser'm Haus
26 Hallo Pussy Cat
27 Bohnen in die Ohren
28 Down In The Boondocks
29 Ein Koffer voller Souvenirs aus Germany
30 Dr. Simon sagt
31 Delia
32 Si la-bais tu m'attends
33 Les sabots de bois
34 Lenora