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Bläck Fööss

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The Bläck Fööss are a music group from Cologne, Germany, started in 1970. The bands’ name in Kölsch, a local dialect of Ripuarian, in which the group sings, means barefoot. In their early days the group would perform barefoot around the bars of Cologne. The band’s style of music is a cross between Schlager and pop, but they also perform songs with jazz, blues, rock and reggae styles. The group is famous for its lead singer’s acappella singing. Many of the band’s songs are popular carnival songs, while others are covers of bands such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Beatles, Hollies or Willi Ostermann.

In August 1985 the band got their biggest chart success, with the song “Frankreich, Frankreich” (France, France) landing in at number 9 in the German charts.

In their 3+ decades together, the Bläck Fööss have only had a few change in personnel. They have had Willy Schnitzler on keyboard and Rolf Lammers. In 1994 the band had its biggest split, with frontman Tommy Engel leaving the band for a solo career after so-called creative differences.


* Karl Friedrich “Kafi” Biermann: singer, guitar, percussion (since 1995)
* Ralph Gusovius (born March 16, 1950): drums, accordion, singer (since 1995)
* Günther “Bömmel” Lückerath (born June 20, 1948): guitar, banjo, mondolin, fiddle, vocals (founding member)
* Hartmut Priess (born 19 August 1942 in Cologne): bass, guitar, mandolin (founding member)
* Peter Schütten (born 4 August 1943 in Cologne): guitar, singing, percussion (founding member)

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  • na8el

    Кёльн :)

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Enkay

    Bin immer noch voll für eine Reunion! Geht halt nix über Engels Stimme... Ob wir das noch erleben werden? "Immer Wigger" ist auf jeden Fall T O P!

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Who_Scared_You

    Mer losse d'r Dom en Kölle - probably the worlds most famous song ever :D

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lichtschalter

    "wer Bläck Fööss nur mit Karneval assoziiert hält auch Köln für ne Stadt an der Ruhr... " nen schöner Spruch...aber ich assoziiere Bläck Föös nut mir Karneval und halte Köln NICHT für eine Stadt anner Ruhr^^

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Toastycomehome

    Beste Band Ever würd ich mal sagen ;)

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • PablolitaScobar

    wer Bläck Fööss nur mit Karneval assoziiert hält auch Köln für ne Stadt an der Ruhr...

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • linsydonna

    probably the most amazing music i've heard in a while. Just in case anyone doesn't have it, you can download it here http://doiop.com/2c4ef6

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • lemagraG

    Sehr gut!

    4 May 2009 Reply
  • Njghen

    ...danke für das Lied Edelweißpiraten, auch wenn es so ganz gegen meine sonstigen Musikrichtungen geht... ...sehr nett rübergebracht...

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • oecki

    Bläck Fööss & Höhner - Spitzenstimmung in de Buud..........

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Kackmensch

    Kaffeebud=Liebe pur <3

    23 Oct 2007 Reply

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