Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

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Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by D-General » 02 Aug 2019 12:10

Hello, does anyone have any information regarding the Sturm 33 "Hans Maikowski" Choir? It would be really nice to know about them. Also, I have a lot of recordings of their songs and I’m really curious if anyone actually has a list of all the songs they recorded.
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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Aug 2019 14:15

Hello,

The SA-Sturm 33 was part of SA-Standarte 1, Berlin (Sturm = company, Standarte = regiment). It was named after its commander Hans Maikowski who got killed right after the Machtergreifung (shot on 30 January 1933, died the next day). The Standarte was also named after him.

As far as I know/remember, these are the recordings with vocals by SA-Sturm 33/1:

1933 Telefunken 19049 Horst-Wessel-Lied (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19050 Volk, an’s Gewehr! (Pardun)
1933 Telefunken 19051 Als die gold’ne Abendsonne (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19101 Deutscher Kampf im Lied (Stepani) I
1933 Telefunken 19102 Deutscher Kampf im Lied (Stepani) II
1933 Telefunken 19103 SA marschiert (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19104 Auf dem Wedding und in Moabit (Anonym) * unreleased
1933 Telefunken 19108 Brüder in Zechen und Gruben (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19109 Wiener Jungarbeiterlied (Mahrer)
1933 Telefunken 19328 Lore, Lore (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19335 SA-Lieder-Potpourri (Seidel)
1933 Telefunken 19340 Weihnacht der SA (Schenkendorf)
1933 Telefunken 19341 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Gruber) O, du fröhliche (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19383 Wenn die SS und die SA aufmarschiert (Hildebrandt)
1933 Telefunken 19386 Lisa (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19387 Weihnacht der SA (Schenkendorf)
1933 Telefunken 19393 Mein Nam’ ist Annemarie (Anonym)
1933 Telefunken 19443 Vorne anstimmen! (Woitschach) I
1933 Telefunken 19444 Vorne anstimmen! (Woitschach) II
1933 Telefunken 19489 Das Lied von Chérisy (Rust) * uncredited, identification: Ivan Ž.

1934 Telefunken 19662 Liebe zur Heimat, Treue zum Führer (Schenkendorf)
1934 Telefunken 19663 Tretet an zum Sturm (Roland)
1934 Telefunken 19732 Ich liebe eine Fischerin (Anonym) * uncredited, identification: Ivan Ž.
1934 Telefunken 19733 Lola (Uhland) * uncredited, identification: Ivan Ž.
1934 Telefunken 19839 Marsch der Bauern (Hertzberg)
1934 Telefunken 20298 Deutschland marschiert (Harloff)
1934 Telefunken 20299 Lied der Balloniere (Harloff) * uncredited, identification: Ivan Ž.
1934 Telefunken 20359 Trutzlied der bayerischen Ostmark (Gugler)

There were probably some more; the problem is that they weren't always credited, the same as many other vocal groups.

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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by D-General » 02 Aug 2019 14:48

Thanks for the information Ivan. If I’m correct, they also made a recording of “Es pfeift von allen Dächern”, cause I know I have an mp3 recording of that in my library of songs in my computer. It’s also interesting to know that they have only every worked with Telefunken and not with any other recording company.
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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Aug 2019 14:49

You're welcome. "Es pfeift von allen Dächern" is listed, see "Wiener Jungarbeiterlied" (that was the song's original title). Also, note that "Vorne anstimmen!" was actually released as "Die SA singt!", "SA marschiert" as "Durch Groß-Berlin marschieren wir", etc. I always list the original titles instead of alternative ones (often used by record companies); but that's why I included the matrix numbers, so that there's no confusion.

Addition: there were two more tracks - with backup vocals by an anonymous male quartet - that were probably sung by (a quartet of) SA-Sturm 33/1 (the voices and the style - strong, enthusiastic and a bit loose, with occasional vibrato - strikingly resemble theirs):

1933 Telefunken 19388 Die Trommel (Schenkendorf)
1933 Telefunken 19389 Wir zogen heim aus Flandern (Wintermeier)

Again, I'm not 100% sure, but it does sound like them.

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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Aug 2019 19:25

Info from original record labels:
(the unreleased "Auf dem Wedding und in Moabit" and the never-seen early version of "Weihnacht der SA" are obviously missing)
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(reminder: Blasorchester "Kurmark" = a short-lived pseudonym of Blasorchester Carl Woitschach)
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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Aug 2019 21:02

Some early photos of SA-Sturm 33:
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Hans Maikowski, Sturm 33 commander shot on 30 January 1933 (died the next day).
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Source: Deutsches Historisches Museum

There's also an entire book (with photos) dedicated to the unit, entitled "Sturm 33 Hans Maikowski" (1933):
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Source: ZVAB

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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Teppeny » 03 Aug 2019 14:56

Thank you for your great informations !

Was the 33/1 the most popular SA choir ?

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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 03 Aug 2019 20:16

Cheers, Teppeny. Well I don't know whether they were actually popular among the record listeners, but they certainly recorded a lot of tracks (so I assume that they probably were; otherwise they would have been replaced with another chorus). Moreover, one should bare in mind that the unit name, which also played a propaganda role (Hans Maikowski was the biggest "SA martyr" after Horst Wessel), surely added to their popularity.

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Re: Chor des SA-Sturms 33/1 (Hans Maikowski)

Post by Teppeny » 04 Aug 2019 10:56

Thanks Ivan, enjoy your weekend too !

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