I owe Leon Redbone big time for hipping me to this clip a few years ago. I’ve parked my eyeballs and earlobes repeatedly in front of Orson Welles’ flick “The Third Man” for decades, and though Anton’s solo zither is the whole soundtrack, they never shine a light on his mittens while he’s pickin’. Until Brother Leon came to the rescue, I had never-ever spotted one in the act of being played. I mean really, how many statesiders can be caught live in the act of pounding away on a zither in plain sight? Zip, so far.
This is the soul music of Austria. If you haven’t seen the movie put it towards the top of your list. If you have, then you know it’s time to see it again.
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