Conny Froboess: German rockabilly boogie

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I promised DM readers I was gonna dig up some cool international rock and roll and here’s something ultra-groovy: Rocka-hula-billy from German pop star Conny (Cornelia Froboess).

In the late 1950’s and early 60’s, Conny had a string of hit records and starred in the German equivalent of Beach Blanket Bingo style films. She’s still alive and working.

The stylized sets and eye-popping Technicolor in the following clips from Holiday in Honolulu and Blue Jean Boy  recall the live action cartoons of Frank Tashlin (The Girl Can’t Help It).

Conny comes on like a female Eddie Cochran boppin’ in a teenage galaxy in some swingin’ universe all its own. Dig it!
 

 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell

 

 

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