"Lieder Von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten" was the first program by the pop cabaret Witthüser and Westrupp (although the album is usually credited to Bernd Witthüser only) and was released in 1970 on the Ohr label. It is about "new German folk music" of timeless beauty.
The instrumentation is very economical, mostly acoustic guitar, supported by either xylophone, trombone or drum and two-part vocals. The lyrics, written by Novalis, Heine, Baltus Brösel, Thomas Rother or from Witthüser's own pen, are romantic, intelligent, humorous and sometimes macabre.
Some titles are slightly tense, but 2 of the best German folk tracks of all time make this album a must-have: „Leis’ ertönt das Abendglöcklein“ and „Wenn ich ein wenig fröhlicher wär’“.
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