Gabby sent my friend a box of record albums with a short note: “I saw my first Heino album at the Second Mile thrift store a couple blocks from Tavia’s house in West Philadelphia on December 8, 2011. I picked up the rest on and off since then. There is an end to everything, to good things as well.”
Heino, who was born Heinz Georg Kramm, has sold 50,000,000 albums in Germany, popular music and traditional Volksmusik, which invokes with a heavy reliance on dialect regional lifestyles and traditions, particularly those of Alpine farmers and peasants.
Here are the albums that Gabby sent my friend:
There were four more albums in the carton with a note taped to the first of the four. “Bonus. Heino started off in the OK Singers. I found these in Monterey, Ohio.”
My friend said he was getting a “little Man from U.N.C.L.E. vibe. OK – what else?