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Weiss Ferdl

Weiss Ferdl (28 June 1883 – 19 June 1949, real name: Ferdinand Weisheitinger) was a German actor, humorous folksinger, and author. He appeared in 19 films between 1928 and 1941 and performed regularly at the Platzl, a well-known Munich theater. Weiß Ferdl was born in the town of Altötting, 96 km (60 mi) east of Munich.

His famous song "Ein Wagen von der Linie Acht" ("A Carriage from Line 8") is still played to this day. It is a mocking song about Munich people and the trams in Munich. The Weiß-Ferdl-Mittelschule, a secondary school in Altötting, has a retired blue Munich Tram carriage in the southeast corner of the schoolyard.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 28, 1883 (Altötting), Died June 19, 1949 (Munich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, speaker, author

Notes: Name sometimes seen as Weiss-Ferdl.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32418 10-in. 4/13/1925 Aus der Valutazeit Weiss Ferdl Monologue speaker, author  
Victor B-32419 10-in. 4/13/1925 Doi is amol Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with zither vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32420 10-in. 4/13/1925 Haslnuss'n Lied Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with zither vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32421 10-in. 4/13/1925 Erinnerungen eines alten Soldaten Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with zither vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32426 10-in. 4/14/1925 Der Umgang Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32427 10-in. 4/14/1925 Bayerische Schnaderhuyferl Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32428 10-in. 4/14/1925 Bayerische G' Stanz'ln Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32429 10-in. 4/14/1925 Sandsackl Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32430 10-in. 4/14/1925 Revoluzerlied Weiss Ferdl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-32446 10-in. 4/17/1925 Mich'l als Grünhorn Weiss Ferdl Monologue, with guitar (self-accompaniment) speaker  
Victor B-32450 10-in. 4/17/1925 Mich'l als Grünhorn Weiss Ferdl Monologue, with guitar (self-accompaniment) speaker  
Beka W36268 10-in. approximately 1928 Wir amerikanisieren uns Dachauer Bauernkapelle ; Weiss Ferdl Monologue speaker, author  
Beka W36269 10-in. approximately 1928 Wir amerikanisieren uns Dachauer Bauernkapelle ; Weiss Ferdl Monologue speaker, author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ferdl, Weiss," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113931.

Ferdl, Weiss. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113931.

"Ferdl, Weiss." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113931

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