The Noir Chanteuse: Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper

Broadway actress and recording star, or is she really a cabaret chanteuse at heart? German singer (and so much more) Ute Lemper just seems to have a way of evoking a decadent Weimar era German basement nightclub when she’s singing or merely posing for a photo. Maybe it’s her association with roles like Lola in The Blue Angel, Velma Kelly in Chicago (publicity photo in that role below) or Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Then there’s that whole Kurt Weill songbook thing.

Ute Lemper: The Noir Chanteuse.

ute lemper as velma kelly 1998

Listening To: Ute Lemper

The Very Best Of Ute Lemper

The icy winds roared all day and night on Sunday, ‘gale force’ according to the TV news, and enough to rattle the windows, no exaggeration. But comfy behind the keyboard once back home (had to work Sunday AM, several stops on the way back), I felt like I was ensconced in some dark little Weimar era Berlin café.  The soundtrack for Sunday’s writing desk sessions: Ute Lemper on CD and vinyl, the German chanteuse and stage star’s eclectic mix of pop, cabaret, jazz and show tunes all suitably moody, some not even in English so I wouldn’t get too distracted.

Crimes Of The Heart - Ute LemperBerlin Cabaret Sngs - Ute Lemper

 

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