Some 50 or even 60 years ago, Swiss film was very popular. Films such as "Dällebach Kari" or "Es Dach über em Chopf" ("A roof above our heads") offer glimpses of a very different country from modern Switzerland. Film director Kurt Früh often found his stories amongst the poor and the outcast of Swiss society; often there would Italian immigrants, a new phenomenon at that time.
Music and songs played a big role in many of these films. We have dug some of these out to be updated for modern times.
For this project, a Swiss all star-band was assembled by guitarist and producer Oli Hartung.
Hendrix Ackle - keyboards (Philip Fankhauser Band)
Jüre Schmidhauser - bass (Züri West)
Andi Hug - drums (Patent Ochsner)
Oli Hartung - guitars
Hank Shizzoe - lap steel guitar
Christian Brantschen - accordeon (Patent Ochsner)
Simon Ho - piano
Christoph Merki - saxophone
& the singers
Michael von der Heide