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Schultze Gets The Blues: Original Soundtrack
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CD

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NOR 255CD NOR 255CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/27/2007

This is the original soundtrack to Schultze Gets The Blues, a 2003 German film written and directed by Michael Schorr. Schultze Gets The Blues tells the story of Schultze, who has spent his whole life in a small town in Saxon-Anhalt near the river Saale. Schultze's life is divided between work and the pub, folk music, fishing, his friends Jurgen and Manfred and not much else. As entropy sets in and maintaining the daily routine deteriorates into a farce, Schultze discovers a life on the other side of the hill, initiated through a snippet of zydeco music he hears on the radio. He travels to Texas for a music festival and it's through his musical discoveries that his life is forever changed and the intersection of American blues and traditional European music are made apparent. This soundtrack maps Schultze's adventures through the music of the Bobby Jones Czech Band (a popular Oktoberfest polka band), Zydeco Force (Louisiana bayou music, in which French and Afro-American rhythms and melodies combine to produce music that no one, not even Schultze, can sit still to), as well as brass band music, yodelling, swoony beer garden stompers, Creole ballads and much more. Schultze discovers that music allows him to find meaning and kinship between cultures -- a brass band in Germany may be an appropriate accompaniment to a funeral, but in New Orleans nightlife it is hot party music. Other artists include: Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Chorgemeinschaft "Sang & Klang" Angerdorf, Thomas Wittenbecher, The Creole Connection, Carrière Brothers, Cleoma B. Falcon, Brachstedter Musikanten, Kerry Christensen Master Yodeler, Elton "Bee" Cormier and Jackie Caillier & The Cajun Cousins.