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Post by Alexander B. » 19 Jun 2015 19:47

Fallersleben wrote:Here you can see the difference:

Odeon O-11842
Horst Wessel-Lied mit Chor (Be 10276)
Volk ans Gewehr ohne Chor (Bi 1286)

Odeon O-11846
Horst Wessel-Lied mit Chor (Be 10276)
Volk ans Gewehr mit Chor (Bi 1287)
Ah, I see.
Apparently I'm reading the blurry auction pictures incorrectly :lol:

Thanks,
Alex

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Polydor C 2032

Post by Maikowski » 20 Jun 2015 00:48

Ivan Ž. wrote:But of course! Polydor was simply Grammophon's label for foreign market and the recordings are Grammophon's high quality production. Polydor G 11357 is the same as Grammophon E 11357.
My humble contribution to this topic:
I find this record particularly interesting in that it originally was a pure Grammophon record... that had the upper half of a Polydor label pasted over the Grammophon label. Result is a hybrid record: a GRAMMO-DOR or a POLY-MOPHON ! :lol: This clearly shows that Grammophon and Polydor are the same quality. In the present case it is 100% the same record. Note however the low quality of the Polydor label part compared to the still visible Grammophon part.

Apart from this sample, I am not sure however if Grammophon and Polydor records were always manufactured at the same place. I have at least one Polydor record that bears the mention "Made in Austria" instead of the usual "Made in Germany". I will post pictures next time.

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Maiko

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Hymne der Arbeit
Composer: Hermann Blume
Lyricist: Käthe Sommer
Vocalist: Hans W. Bachmann
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Organ: ?
Instrumental Group: Großes Orchester
Conductor: Walter Schütze
Recording Date: 13.03.1935
Recording Location: Berlin, Lützowstraße 111-112
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin

Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront marschiert
Composer/Lyricist: Willy Weiß
Arranger: Walter Witte
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Instrumental Group: Großes Orchester
Conductor: Walter Schütze
Recording Date: 13.03.1935
Recording Location: Berlin, Lützowstraße 111-112
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin
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Re: Polydor C 2032

Post by Alexander B. » 20 Jun 2015 03:28

Maikowski wrote:Apart from this sample, I am not sure however if Grammophon and Polydor records were always manufactured at the same place. I have at least one Polydor record that bears the mention "Made in Austria" instead of the usual "Made in Germany". I will post pictures next time.
Maiko,
what an interesting record you have there, rare content too, early music of the R.A.D?
What is that pattern of 4 circles on the shellack? is that simply covering your matrix numbers or is that molded into the record?

You have peaked my curiosity.
upon further inspection I can't find the usual mark denoting where the particular record was made on my Polydor G-47575 I can see a stamping that has its manufactured date, but has no location, same on both sides. I have heard that some were made in Switzerland? Perhaps this example comes from there? I will look at it under a strong light tomorrow, perhaps I am missing something.

Update on the shellac:
It seems that over the past few months of being stored at a forgiving humidity level inside of a wooden cabinet, the shellac has hardened up a little bit, it is still easy to rub black off with your fingers, but it no longer feels soft like it did when I purchased it.

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Re: Polydor C 2032

Post by Fallersleben » 20 Jun 2015 11:57

Telefunken wrote: What is that pattern of 4 circles on the shellack? is that simply covering your matrix numbers or is that molded into the record?
These colored stickers show you the [modern] price. For example, if one black sticker stands for 20 Euro, anybody has payed 80 Euro for that record.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Jun 2015 12:04

Telefunken wrote:Do you have a label scan of the song's original Telefunken record?
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Telefunken wrote:Currently my only version of the original Argonner-Marsch is the common Telefunken A-2259, it is by far my favorite recording of the song to date.

Its interesting how many recordings of the SA version I've seen go by Argonner-Lied first, and by its SA title second, or even not at all.
Let's make this clear one more time: "Argonnerwald, um Mitternacht" (Argonnerlied) is a song from WWI. Its melody was used by communists in their song "Im Januar, um Mitternacht" (Büxensteinlied) and by nazis in their "SA marschiert".

"Argonner-Marsch" is a 1932 composition by Hermann Männecke. He named it after the "Argonnerlied", which is the melody he used as the trio of his march. So "Argonner-Marsch" is NOT one of the titles of "Argonnerlied", but the title of Männecke's march exclusively. Although this march was named after the original WWI song, it was soon after its creation (because of the rise of the nazism) suggested that to the trio tune should be sang "SA marschiert" instead of the original. And that is the reason of the titles referring to two different songs (a WWI one and a nazi one) being mixed together. The final title of the "Argonner-Marsch" was "Argonner-Marsch; im Trio: SA marschiert; nach dem Argonner-Lied" (Argonne March; in trio: SA marches; based on the Argonne Song).

I will use this popular LAH recording of the piece to be more specific on the authorship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVrL3v6ZJ8
0:00-0:06 signal "Wecken", trad.
0:07-1:10 march by Hermann Männecke
1:11-2:00 trio (song "SA marschiert", set to the "Argonnerlied" melody, trad.)
2:01-2:11 interlude by Hermann Männecke
2:12-2:39 trio again
(all put together by Hermann Männecke)

The 1937 Telefunken recording is NOT "Argonner-Marsch", that's a mistake - it is "Argonnerlied", without Männecke's march (however, it is indeed his arrangement of the old song and it contains Männecke's prelude/interlude). Please see my post on page 4. I've removed your scans of the same record to prevent double-posting.
Telefunken wrote:Its interesting how many recordings of the SA version I've seen go by Argonner-Lied first, and by its SA title second, or even not at all. I suppose in similar fashion to the SA version of "Rote Husaren"
Not at all similar, in the "Braune Husaren" recording, the use of the old title "Rote Husaren" on the label was just a bit of a trick for customers, explained at the beginning of the recording itself by the narrator.
Fallersleben wrote:Volk ans Gewehr
It is important to write this properly, with a comma (which nazis rarely did themselves), and not lose the original meaning. It is not some kind of statement, it is an appeal: Volk, an's Gewehr! (To the Arms, People!). Today is unknown that another version was sang as well, shortly before the Machtergreifung: "Volk, an die Macht!" (To the Power, People!). This rare version was recorded by Marten & Bajer in late 1932.
Maikowski wrote:This clearly shows that Grammophon and Polydor are the same quality.
It is the same quality because it's the same firm, just the piece of paper (label) design is different.

That (Grammophon C 2032) is a great record and thanks for posting. The first song is one of the very best Blume's compositions, in my humble opinion. I will add the info later.
Telefunken wrote:Maiko, what an interesting record you have there, rare content too, early music of the R.A.D?
Note that the main German labour organisation was Deutsche Arbeitsfront and the RAD was just one of its sub-organisations, same as KdF. So, both songs on that record are the songs of the main organisation (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) and not just of one of its branches. RAD is more known today so people often confuse it with the main organisation.

Cheers,
Ivan
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Re: Polydor C 2032

Post by Maikowski » 24 Jun 2015 23:31

Telefunken wrote:what an interesting record you have there, rare content too.
Thanks for the nice compliment, Telefunken. I appreciate that you like it.
Fallersleben wrote:
Telefunken wrote:What is that pattern of 4 circles on the shellack? is that simply covering your matrix numbers or is that molded into the record?
These colored stickers show you the [modern] price. For example, if one black sticker stands for 20 Euro, anybody has payed 80 Euro for that record.
That is indeed a plausible explanation. I must confess that for me, the presence of these four little circular stickers had been a complete mystery so far. And because I did not know exactly how to remove them (or, to be more exact, how to remove the rests of glue without using a solvent), I have left them where they were.
Telefunken wrote:upon further inspection I can't find the usual mark denoting where the particular record was made on my Polydor G-47575 I can see a stamping that has its manufactured date, but has no location, same on both sides. I have heard that some were made in Switzerland? Perhaps this example comes from there? I will look at it under a strong light tomorrow, perhaps I am missing something.
Well, I did not check all my Grammophon / Polydor records, nevertheless all those that I looked at recently had the "Made in Somewhere" mark on them. Telefunken, take a close look at your record, like you said, under a strong light (daylight is the best), and see if that famous mark is not hidden somewhere under the label. I have several records in that case and sometimes the mark is really difficult to find. See for example my Grammophon E 11592 record:

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Maikowski wrote:I am not sure however if Grammophon and Polydor records were always manufactured at the same place. I have at least one Polydor record that bears the mention "Made in Austria" instead of the usual "Made in Germany". I will post pictures next time.
Here are the pictures of my Austrian Polydor 2 17307. Note how on one side the initial mark "Made in Germany" has been deliberately scratched out, while on the other side you have a "Made in Austria" mark.

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Telefunken wrote:I can see a stamping that has its manufactured date.
Rather than the date of manufacture, the "Mechan. Copt 19xx" is the year of recording.
Ivan Ž. wrote:That (Grammophon C 2032) is a great record and thanks for posting. The first song is one of the very best Blume's compositions, in my humble opinion. I will add the info later.
A great record indeed. I fully agree with you, Ivan !
And thank you in advance for the info on the record.

Regards
Maiko
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Grammophon E 11592

Post by Maikowski » 24 Jun 2015 23:47

Maikowski wrote:See for example my Grammophon E 11592 record
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Heia Safari! [Marsch und Lied der deutschen Afrika-Kämpfer]
Composer: Dr. Martin Schönicke
Lyricist: Werner Plücker
Arranger: Hanns Steinkopf
Vocal Group: Soldatenchor
Instrumental Group: Musikkorps des Wachbataillons Berlin
Conductor: Musikmeister Guido Grosch
Recording Date: 03.07.1941
Recording Location: Berlin, Central-Theater (Alte Jakobstraße 30-32)
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Vorwärts nach Osten! (Das Lied vom Feldzug im Osten)
Composer: Norbert Schultze
Lyricist: Heinrich Anacker; Hans Tieszler; Hans-Wilhelm Kulenkampff
Arranger: Erich Gutzeit
Vocal Group: Soldatenchor
Instrumental Group: Musikkorps des Wachbataillons Berlin
Conductor: Musikmeister Guido Grosch
Recording Date: 03.07.1941
Recording Location: Berlin, Central-Theater (Alte Jakobstraße 30-32)
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
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Polydor 2 17307

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Maikowski wrote:Here are the pictures of my Austrian Polydor 2 17307
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Horst-Wessel-Lied (Die Fahne hoch!)
Melody: ?/ Composer: Anonym
Lyricist: Horst Wessel
Vocalist: SS-Flieger Rolf Sandor
Vocal Group: Chor des SA-Sturms 3/12, Berlin
Instrumental Group: Kapelle des S. Sturmbanns 12, Berlin
Conductor: Musikzugführer Martin Ewers
Recording Date: 1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Lützowstraße 111-112
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin

Deutschlandlied (Deutschland, Deutschland über alles)
Melody: Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser/ Composer: Joseph Haydn
Lyricist: Hoffmann von Fallersleben
Vocalist: ?
Vocal Group: Männerquartett
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester
Conductor: Joseph Snaga
Recording Date: 1930
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin
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Kristall 2158

Post by Alexander B. » 25 Jun 2015 11:24

Sorry for the few days absence, Lads.

Ivan,

Thanks for the great information, I will try to be more careful in the future.

Maiko,

You are making me green with envy! That copy of Grammophon E 11592 is definitely on the top of my want list.

I (thought) I had a great pile of Afrika Korps records coming to me about 6 months ago after an auction, but as it turns out the seller, even with 100% feedback was a scammer or corrupt and sold records to someone else after I was highest bidder, as soon as I paid for my records I never heard back from him again! A true shame, as I wanted them very badly. In the pile of records I purchased was a nice minty copy of Kristall 2159 Heia Safari/Ich denk' an dich mein deutsches Madchen.

I did successfully wrestle a full refund from my bank eventually, though, so I suppose nothing more than ego lost!

Would that Grammophon version happen to be the very famous version of "Vorwarts nach Osten!" with all 3 stanzas (2nd one mentions Horst Wessel and the SA?)

My Kristall version here:

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Panzer rollen in Afrika vor (Deutsche Panzer in Afrika) [Marsch und Lied]
Composer: Norbert Schultze
Lyricist: Oberstleutnant Ewald Hohmann
Arranger: Erich Schneider-Kamin
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Instrumental Group: Musikkorps des Luftnachrichten-Regiments des Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe, Potsdam-Eiche
Conductor: Obermusikmeister Erich Kiesant
Recording Date: 1941
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Carl Lindström AG, Berlin

Vorwärts nach Osten! (Das Lied vom Feldzug im Osten)
Composer: Norbert Schultze
Lyricist: Heinrich Anacker; Hans Tieszler; Hans-Wilhelm Kulenkampff
Arranger: Erich Gutzeit
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Instrumental Group: Musikkorps des Luftnachrichten-Regiments des Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe, Potsdam-Eiche
Conductor: Obermusikmeister Erich Kiesant
Recording Date: 1941
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Carl Lindström AG, Berlin
Until my next box arrives from Germany (it might take a while as Deutsch-post is on strike) I'm running out of truly interesting things to show, I also have in the works a nice collection of almost 100 records, all propaganda and marches from the National Socialist era that I purchased from a Veteran in Germany that I am slowly moving chunk by chunk over the Atlantic to my home in the United States! When I have all the records from him sorted I will also share those. Many are duplicates of things I already have, but theres enough rare pieces in the collection that I bought the entire collection outright rather than haggle over the price of individual pieces and perhaps miss out.

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Post by Alexander B. » 23 Aug 2015 18:29

Hello! It doesn't seem like there's been much activity here over the past few months. I've finally gotten around to opening up my parcel from DHL and have just finished sorting out and cataloging my new haul. I've also finally gotten around to modifying a flatbed scanner to accept the phonograph records large size, so my label scans should hopefully be coming out much better.

We all know how much I love potpourris, so I'll start with those.

Electrola EG 6508

This is definitely an interesting and different take on "Unter Kameraden" compared to other recordings of Mr. Kermbach's piece that I've heard. It is also worth noting that this is an instrumental version of a piece that I've very seldom heard recorded without vocals. It is none the less a very well recorded rendition and I would highly recommend it to anyone who comes across it.

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Unter Kameraden [Soldatenlieder-Potpourri] 1. Teil
Composer: Otto Kermbach; Otto Rathke
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester
Conductor: Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Recording Date: 1938
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Electrola GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Lockmarsch [Anonym], Wenn die Soldaten [Anonym], Es war einmal ’ne Müllerin [Anonym], Es wollt’ ein Mädchen früh aufstehn [Anonym], Die böse Schwiegermama [Anonym], Lore, Lore [Anonym], Wer weiß, wann wir uns wiederseh’n [Anonym]

Unter Kameraden [Soldatenlieder-Potpourri] 2. Teil
Composer: Otto Kermbach; Otto Rathke
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester
Conductor: Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Recording Date: 1938
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Electrola GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Wenn die Soldaten [Anonym], Schatz, mein Schatz [Anonym], Lippe-Detmold, eine wunderschöne Stadt [Anonym], In einem Polenstädtchen [Anonym], Argonnerwald, um Mitternacht [Anonym], Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuß [Anonym], Ein Schifflein sah ich fahren [Anonym], O, Deutschland hoch in Ehren [Pearson/Bauer]
Electrola EG 7007

Another Electrola label potpourri, and again a very good rendition. Sung in a very casual and fun way, not quite as sternly and militant as many other recordings of these songs from that time period. This performance of "Schön ist das Soldatenleben" along with the Brillant Special 338 recording of Schönborn's "Soldatenlieder-Potpourri" have my favorite performances of "Regimentsmarie", even if they are only small portions. Again, a very well recorded performance and worth picking up for a decent price.

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Schön ist das Soldatenleben [Melodienfolge bekannter Soldatenmarschlieder] 1. Teil
Composer: Hermann Krome
Vocal Group: ?
Instrumental Group: Tanzorchester Will Glahé, Berlin
Recording Date: 1939
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Electrola GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Es wollt’ ein Mädel früh aufstehn [Anonym], Schön blüh’n die Heckenrosen [Gleßmer/Fischer], Sie hieß Marie und treu war sie... [Wiga-Gabriel/Richter], Mein Nam’ ist Annemarie [Anonym], Schlesierlied [Anonym]

Schön ist das Soldatenleben [Melodienfolge bekannter Soldatenmarschlieder] 2. Teil
Composer: Hermann Krome
Vocal Group: ?
Instrumental Group: Tanzorchester Will Glahé, Berlin
Recording Date: 1939
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Electrola GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Heut’ geht es an Bord [Anonym/Vollrath], Erika [Niel], Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuß [Anonym], Im grünen Wald [Anonym], Ein Heller und ein Batzen [Anonym/v.Schlippenbach], Ist es denn nun wirklich wahr [Anonym], In der Heimat, da gibt’s ein Wiederseh’n [Anonym]
Telefunken A 1393 / Telefunken A 1394

Probably among the most famous of S.A. potpourris and the best known of them outside of the shellac collectors community: "Deutscher Kampf im Lied" (vocal / instrumental). Both versions are well recorded, although the instrumental is missing a few repeats at the end of verses, meaning the lyrics for the A 1393 version would not fit quite perfectly with the Instrumental version if it were to be used for sing along purposes. I've had the Instrumental version for quite some time, but have only recently gotten the version with Sturm 33/1 vocals. I've seen more copies of the version with singing and the instrumental version is probably a less common record, however, it is my opinion that the version with vocals is far superior. I'm still working on finding the elusive Electrola EH 825 version with vocals by Sturm 23/7. From what I can tell it is a much longer version, possibly on a 12 inch disc and with more songs than the Sturm 33/1 version.

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Deutscher Kampf im Lied [Potpourri] 1. Teil
Composer: Franz Stepani
Arranger: Hermann Krüger
Vocal Group: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1, Berlin
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 18.05.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Kampflied der Nationalsozialisten [Methfessel/Pleyer], Heraus zum Kampf [Хайт/Anonym], Wenn alle untreu werden [Anonym/v.Schenkendorf], Brüder in Zechen und Gruben [Anonym], Wiener Jungarbeiterlied [Mahrer/Hädelmayr]

Deutscher Kampf im Lied [Potpourri] 2. Teil
Composer: Franz Stepani
Arranger: Hermann Krüger
Vocal Group: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1, Berlin
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 18.05.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Du kleiner Tambour, schlage ein [Löwer/W.Wessel], Als die gold’ne Abendsonne [Anonym/Muschalla], SA marschiert [Anonym/Hammer], Kameraden, laßt erschallen [Depolo/H.Wessel], Volk, an’s Gewehr! [Pardun]
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Ivan Ž. wrote:
Deutscher Kampf im Lied [Potpourri] 1. Teil
Composer: Franz Stepani
Arranger: Hermann Krüger
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 18.05.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Kampflied der Nationalsozialisten [Methfessel/Pleyer], Heraus zum Kampf [Хайт/Anonym], Wenn alle untreu werden [Anonym/v.Schenkendorf], Brüder in Zechen und Gruben [Anonym], Wiener Jungarbeiterlied [Mahrer/Hädelmayr]

Deutscher Kampf im Lied [Potpourri] 2. Teil
Composer: Franz Stepani
Arranger: Hermann Krüger
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 18.05.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Du kleiner Tambour, schlage ein [Löwer/W.Wessel], Als die gold’ne Abendsonne [Anonym/Muschalla], SA marschiert [Anonym/Hammer], Kameraden, laßt erschallen [Depolo/H.Wessel], Volk, an’s Gewehr! [Pardun]
That is the end of my new potpourris for the time being, unfortunately.

But here are some other records from my last shipment that are rather interesting.

Telefunken A 10003

Another interesting record. Both songs are instrumentals. What sets these two apart from any other recording I've heard of them is the instrument that they're played on. Both are played here on a Walcker "Giant Organ". Possibly the one that one was once at the Nuremberg conference hall? The sound quality of the record is surprisingly mediocre compared to most of the other Telefunken recordings, of course that is probably due to the difficulty of recording an organ of that size with realistic sound quality. I've never seen this record before this one, so I have no others to compare it to, although my copy seems to be in excellent condition as far as groove wear goes.

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Volk, an’s Gewehr! (Siehst du im Osten das Morgenrot?) [Kampflied der SA-Standarte 7]
Dedication: Meinem verehrten Gauleiter Pg. Dr. Goebbels in dankbarer Erinnerung herzlich zugeeignet
Composer/Lyricist: SA-Sturmbannführer Arno Pardun
Arranger: Eduard Kissel
Organ: Musikdirektor Eduard Kissel
Recording Date: 15.06.1938
Recording Location: Nürnberg
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Der Gott, der Eisen wachsen ließ (Vaterlandslied)
Composer: Albert Methfessel
Lyricist: Ernst Moritz Arndt
Arranger: Eduard Kissel
Organ: Musikdirektor Eduard Kissel
Recording Date: 15.06.1938
Recording Location: Nürnberg
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin
Telefunken A 10026

A nice minty copy with just a little bit of label wear from storage. It's still in its original sleeve and still has its factory "Made in Switzerland" sticker on one size. It appears to have never been played.

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Weichsel und Warthe (Marsch der Deutschen in Polen)
Composer: Prof. Hermann Schmidt
Trio: Lied der Deutschen in Polen/ Composer: Dr. Eugen Naumann/ Lyricist: Heinrich Gutberlet
Instrumental Group: I. Musikkorps des Infanterie-Regiments „Großdeutschland“, Berlin-Moabit
Conductor: Stabsmusikmeister Friedrich Ahlers
Recording Date: 02.09.1939
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Lied der Männer vom Westwall
Composer: Albert Bastian
Lyricist: Schachtmeister Richard Kunze; 12. Kompanie des Infanterie-Regiments 118
Vocalist: Kurt Mühlhardt
Instrumental Group: Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS „Adolf Hitler“, Berlin-Lichterfelde
Conductor: Leibstandarten-Obermusikmeister Hermann Müller-John
Recording Date: 12.12.1938
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin
Grammophon E 10119

I finally convinced myself to shell out the money for a copy of the S.A. version of "Rote Husaren". Although I must admit I am a larger fan of "Gold und Silber" and that's the reason I purchased this record. Its worth noting that Sturm 23/10 is credited for "Braune Husaren" and a Stahlhelm band and choir are credited for "Gold und Silber". Definitely historically interesting, as the Stahlhelm was essentially absorbed into the S.A.

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Braune Husaren
Melody/Lyrics: Rote Husaren (Heiß ist die Liebe)/ Composer: Otto Koch/ Lyricist: Hermann Löns
Arranger: Max Schulz-Berger
Vocal Group: Chor des SA-Sturms 23/10, Berlin
Instrumental Group: Kapelle des S. Sturmbanns 12, Berlin
Conductor: Musikzugführer Martin Ewers
Recording Date: 1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Lützowstraße 111-112
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin

Gold und Silber [Marsch]
Composer: Hermann Blume
Lyricist: Anonym
Trio Melody: ?/ Composer: Fritz Dziewior
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Instrumental Group: Stahlhelmkapelle, Landesverband Groß-Berlin
Conductor: Obermusikmeister a. D. Richard Knoch
Recording Date: 1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Lützowstraße 111-112
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin
More to come soon. Anyone else care to share?

All the best,

Alex

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Sep 2015 12:11

Hello again, Alex, and thanks for keeping the topic alive :D Yes, I, for example, care to share! ...but I can't find enough time. I was actually preparing a review of Gramm. E 10119, but you were faster with your copy :) I'll see to add more comments later, and the usual info to your post. For now I can only quickly comment that you have there my favourite version of "Volk, an's Gewehr!" (the organ version), in my opinion The grimmest recording of the Third Reich.

More soon!

Cheers,
Ivan

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Post by Alexander B. » 04 Sep 2015 03:30

Thanks, Ivan.

You should definitely still show your review of the Grammophon E 10119, your reviews are always packed full with information that I don't know (and they have great pictures). You seem to know a-lot about "Volk, an's Gewehr!", I'd love to see perhaps a more in depth review of it some time.

In a rare occurrence I've got a few different packages showing up all at once, and I have the one good thing about living in America in this hobby working for me at the moment, and have just received a decent shipment of Radiofunken pirate records, which are normally more easily found in America than their Telefunken cousins. Here's a small sampling of the Radiofunken records and a few others.

Radiofunken R 8099

A Telefunken/Ultraphon rip (Ultraphon A 658), with a couple of historic marches.

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Mussinan-Marsch [AM II, 248]
Composer: Carl Carl
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 09.1930
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Deutsche Ultraphon AG, Berlin

Finska rytteriets marsch i 30-åriga kriget
Finnish Title: Suomalaisen ratsuväen marssi 30-vuotisessa sodassa
German Title: Marsch der finnländischen Reiterei aus dem 30-jährigen Kriege (Schwedischer Reitermarsch) [AM II, 211] [AM III, 70]
Composer: Anonym
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 09.1930
Recording Location: Berlin
Record Company: Deutsche Ultraphon AG, Berlin
Radiodisque R 8252

Another rather well ripped copy of a Telefunken recording (Telefunken A 1540). This time we see the "S.A. Chor" of "Mein Schlesierland" censored, perhaps not purposely, to simply "Brass Band with Chorus", and "Oberlausitz, geliebtes Heimatland" with a totally fictional set of performers "Continental Radio Orchestra Quartette and Refrain Solo". It is not known why this label is white, or why its instead called "Radiodisque", perhaps a different intended market?

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Mein Schlesierland [Marsch]
Dedication: Herrn Edmund Heines, Polizeipräsident von Breslau, gewidmet
Composer: Max Rostock
Trio: Schlesierlied (Kehr’ ich einst zur Heimat wieder)/ Composer/Lyricist: Anonym
Vocal Group: SA-Chor, Berlin
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 01.09.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Oberlausitz, geliebtes Heimatland [Wanderlied]
Composer/Lyricist: Kurt Piehler
Arranger: Hans Bund
Vocalist: Erwin Hartung
Vocal Group: Männerquartett
Instrumental Group: Tanzorchester Hans Bund, Berlin
Recording Date: 03.11.1933
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin
Radiofunken R 8050

A well ripped copy of Carl Woitschach's very popular international potpourri (from Telefunken M 6143). He is uncredited on the Radiofunken label.

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Wir marschieren [Großes Marsch-Potpourri] 1. Teil
Composer: Carl Woitschach
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 30.11.1934
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Florentiner Marsch [Fučík], D' Banda kommt [Schild], Schneidige Truppe [Lehnhardt], Kärntner-Lieder-Marsch [Anonym/Seifert], Soldatenleben [Schmeling], Mit Bomben und Granaten [Bilse], Frei weg! [Latann], Radetzky-Marsch [Strauß/Anonym]

Wir marschieren [Großes Marsch-Potpourri] 2. Teil
Composer: Carl Woitschach
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 30.11.1934
Recording Location: Berlin, Sing-Akademie (Unter den Linden 5)
Record Company: Telefunken-Platte GmbH, Berlin

Contents: Bayrischer Defiliermarsch [Scherzer], The British Grenadiers [Anonym], Brucker-Lager-Marsch [Král], San Lorenzo [Silva], Dixie [Anonym], Petersburger Marsch [Anonym], Lockmarsch [Anonym], Unsere Garde [Förster/Großmann]
Gloria GO-10307

This is a great time for me to mention Hugo Scharf's "Wir marschieren", one of my favorite potpourri's in the sense of song selection and rendition. Totally dissimilar to Carl's, and a great addition to anyone's collection.

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Wir marschieren [Soldatenlieder-Potpourri] 1. Teil
Composer: Hugo Scharf
Vocal Group: Männerquartett
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 22.04.1932
Recording Location: Berlin, Carl Lindström AG (Schlesische Straße 26-27), Raum IV
Record Company: Carl Lindström AG, Berlin

Contents: Morgen will mein Schatz vereissen [Anonym], Soldaten, das sind lust’ge Brüder [Anonym], Drei Lilien [Anonym]

Wir marschieren [Soldatenlieder-Potpourri] 2. Teil
Composer: Hugo Scharf
Vocal Group: Männerquartett
Instrumental Group: Blasorchester Carl Woitschach, Berlin
Recording Date: 22.04.1932
Recording Location: Berlin, Carl Lindström AG (Schlesische Straße 26-27), Raum IV
Record Company: Carl Lindström AG, Berlin

Contents: O, Straßburg, du wunderschöne Stadt [Anonym], Wie ein stolzer Adler [Spohr/Schütz], Marsch nach Motiven der Oper „Moses“ [Rossini/Widder], Lockmarsch [Anonym], O, Deutschland hoch in Ehren [Pearson/Bauer]
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Post by Fallersleben » 05 Sep 2015 16:22

Telefunken wrote:Grammophon E 10119
Incidentally, in Dt. Grammophon Hauptkatalog 1937 title Rote Husaren (E 10119) is listed as Der rote Husar.

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Grammophon 2 24321

Post by Fallersleben » 05 Sep 2015 21:13

Fanfarenmarsch "Franz Seldte!", composed by Hermann Blume, starts with a loud shouting "Front Heil Franz Seldte!" (Front Heil was the official salute of Stahlhelm members). One strophe, starting with lyrics "Franz Seldte, unser Führer...", is sung two times in a row. Unfortunately there is no information about the lyricist. Well known Grenadiermarsch "Fridericus Rex" was composed by Prussian Ferdinand Radeck in the mid-XIX century. Played with passion, good speed, I like it. Both songs were recorded in 1931 by Stahlhelm Bundeskapelle Berlin.

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Franz Seldte! [Fanfarenmarsch des Stahlhelms]
Composer: Hermann Blume
Lyricist: Anonym
Vocal Group: Männerchor
Instrumental Group: Stahlhelmkapelle, Landesverband Groß-Berlin
Conductor: Obermusikmeister a. D. Richard Knoch
Recording Date: 1931
Recording Location: Berlin, Hochschule für Musik (Fasanenstraße 1b)
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin

Fridericus Rex [Grenadiermarsch] [AM II, 198]
Composer: Ferdinand Radeck
Trio: Fridericus Rex [Ballade] [Op. 61, Nr. 1]/ Composer: Carl Loewe/ Lyricist: Willibald Alexis
Instrumental Group: Stahlhelmkapelle, Landesverband Groß-Berlin
Conductor: Obermusikmeister a. D. Richard Knoch
Recording Date: 1931
Recording Location: Berlin, Hochschule für Musik (Fasanenstraße 1b)
Record Company: Deutsche Grammophon AG, Berlin
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Sep 2015 14:52

Just a quick comment: some great records and interesting labels have been added here recently. Thank you for posting, Alex and F.

More later!!

Cheers,
Ivan

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