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Charlie & His Orchestra

Band, *1940 DE
Jazz
A.k.a. Lutz Templin Und Sein Tanzorchester

Charlie and his Orchestra (also referred to as the "Templin band" and "Bruno and His Swinging Tigers") were a Nazi-sponsored German propaganda swing band. Jazz music styles were seen by Nazi authorities as rebellious but, ironically, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels conceived of using the style in shortwave radio broadcasts aimed at the United States and (particularly) the United Kingdom. British listeners heard the band every Wednesday and Saturday at about 9 pm. The importance of the band in the propaganda war was underscored by a BBC survey released after World War II, which indicated that 26.5 percent of all British listeners had at some point heard programmes from Germany. The German Propaganda Ministry also distributed their music on 78 rpm records to POW camps and occupied countries.

        
Popular Tracks   
Submarines on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
The Sheik of Araby on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
Nice People on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
Miss Annabelle Lee on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
Bye Bye Blackbird on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
I've Got A Pocketful of Dreams on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
United Air Man on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
Slummin' On Park Avenue on Swinging Ballroom Berlin 1939-1943 - 4 by Various Artists
Under An Umbrella In The Evening on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra
Japanese Sandman on World War II Era German Swing Music, Volume 1 / Nazi Propaganda Parodies by Charlie & His Orchestra

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Let's Go BombingCharlie & His Orchestra2004Album
Vol. 2 - I Got RhythmCharlie & His Orchestra1991Compil.
Charlie & His Orchestra Vol. 3: German Propaganda Swing, 1939-1944Charlie & His Orchestra1988Compil.
Volume 2: German Propaganda Swing 1940 - 1943Charlie & His Orchestra1988Album
Volume 1: German Propaganda Swing 1940 - 1941Charlie & His Orchestra1987Album
Propaganda Swing Vol. 2Charlie & His Orchestra1975Album
Propaganda Swing Vol. 1Charlie & His Orchestra1975Album
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