Oskar Joost (1898-1941)

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Oskar Joost (1898-1941)

Post by Dutto1 » 29 Jun 2010 13:39

Oskar Joost was born on the 9 June 1898 in Alsace into a musical family, his father Albert was a cellist in the military. Oskar after leaving school fought in World War one as a volunteer.

As a musician Oskar played the clarinet, violin, and tenor saxophone.In 1924 with his brother Al he formed Oscar Joost Tanzorchester spelling his christian name with a "c" instead "k".In 1930 the band began playing at the famous Eden Hotel in Berlin,a recording contract with Electrola followed.In September 1930 the band recorded their first song "Herr Ober Zwei Mokka".Throughout the 1930s the band was very popular recording tunes with various labels with songs like "Oh Mucki Oh Mucki", "Nachts ging das Telefon", "Hexentanz","Schön ist die Nacht" and "Der Trotzkopf". The band worked with various vocalists such as Horst Rosenberg, Rudi Schuricke, Marika Rökk and "Die Spree-Revellers".

In 1933 Oskar joined the Nazi Party and changed his name back to the more Germanic Oskar.In January 1940 Oskar enlisted in the army handing over his band to Rudi Juckeland.Oskar Joost rose to the rank of Leutnant he served on the Western front.On the 29 May 1941 Oskar Jooost died of Influenza in a Berlin hospital.

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Post by Dutto1 » 14 Oct 2011 01:27

Here is Oskar Joost Tanzorchester 's first recording "Herr Ober, zwei Mokka" September 1930.They were recording at the time under the name of "Kapelle Oscar Joost".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_6HwcVBESQ

Another tune this time under the more familiar Oskar Joost Tanzorchester. "Schön ist die Nacht" 1939,with Otto Gerd Fischer on Vocals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxY8i7HqOb4

Another tune that shows that Oskar Joost Tanzorchester could play more traditional dance tunes-"The Peanut Vendor".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2WDXc62Ir8

Another track "Orient Express " recorded under the title Oscar Joost u.s Orchester in 1933. Note that Joost was using the spelling his Christian name"Oscar"before changing it back to Oskar during the Third Reich era.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9WoqNmhgm0

Another tune with a swing to it "Hexentanz" with Horst Rosenberg on vocals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v20RFn6jvE

Another early tune from Oscar Joost u.s Orchester, with Eric Helgar on vocals."Nur bei uns gibt's Gemütlichkeit"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBPpWh987xc

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 25 Nov 2020 16:33

From https://www.gettyimages.ae/
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Die Kapelle Oskar Joost im Dachgartendes Eden-Hotel in Berlin (Budapester Strasse); am Klavier: Franz Mück - 1935.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 25 Nov 2020 16:42

A photocopy of a report by Arthur von Gizycki-Arkadjew on the death of Oskar Joost, who died as an Oberleutnant (lieutenant) and a company commander on 29 May 1941.

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Source: https://grammophon-platten.de/page.php?90
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