Master bass Karel Vágner (81) recalled that when he filmed Karl Hál (†74), who was nicknamed Mr. Swing, the Wandering Girl album, they needed a second voice. “I called Karl to see if he would take it on, and he offered to come right away. He didn’t talk about any contract or fee at all, he just sang it,” he revealed to the newspaper Aha! Wagner.
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“When we were done, I sent everyone home. And I said that there are only choirs left. Karel turned around in the doorway and told me not to look for anyone, that he would film it all himself. Hála is the only one with choirs from Gott himself“ added the music composer and producer.
The book by the author Alka Hájková (59) is one of the few published with the permission of the widow Ivana Gottová (47). The baptism was moderated by Slavík’s godson Patrik Rokl (56). “I took a jacket from Karl for it. He gave me about twenty of them, and I still keep them all like an eye in my head.” the DJ admitted.
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His mother Giovanna Fassati Roklová (82) came in a flat cap with a red beanie, in which she looked like a delivery girl. “Rudlíček brought it to me when he and Karel once did a concert in Germany. He loved trains and knew all the timetables by heart.” the widow of the pianist Rudolf Rokl (†55) gave to the good.