Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin


“It ought to be spring”, composed in the 1930s by Franz Doelle and Bruno Balz, was featured in a 1939 film “Morgen werde ich verhaftet” (I´ll be arrested tomorrow) directed by Carl-Heinz Stroux.

Here it is performed by Otto-Gerd Fischer, accompanied by the once famous Berlin dance orchestra, Oskar Joost Tanz-Orchester, which counted among the most popular bands performing on the roof terrace of the Eden Hotel in Kurfürstendamm.

The film material used for the clip shows many fantastic scenes from the 1930s and 1940s Berlin: from Potsdamer Platz, through Leipziger Platz, Friedrichstraße and Leipziger Straße, to mention just a few.

The sky over Berlin might be overcast and the air cool today but this song is bound put a thick silver lining around those clouds.

Have a nice Monday!

One comment on “BERLIN TUNES: “ES MUßTE FRÜHLING SEIN” (1939)

  1. berlioz1935
    Feb 22, 2017

    I love it. Berlin as it once was, before Hitler and the Nazis destroyed it. I can onlz weep from a mixture of happiness and sadness.

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