Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

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Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2019 17:34

As I mentioned before, prior to joining the newly-formed Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler" band, the (in)famous bandmaster Hermann Müller-John conducted the band of SA-Standarte 1 (named after the killed Sturm 33 commander, Hans Maikowski). The band, led by Müller-John, recorded four tracks for the "Clangor-Schallplatten" Company, in 1933. Note that thanks to what appear to be imprecise captions on the record labels (the band was credited as "Standarten-Kapelle 1") and the fact that Müller-John is usually tied only to the band that made him (in)famous, many record collectors mistake the band of SA-Standarte 1 for the Leibstandarte band (see for example the "Elitesoldaten" CD). However, the record captions were correct, since the unit was indeed called "Standarte 1" at the time, without the "SA" prefix ("Standarten-Kapelle 1" was just a different way of writing "Kapelle der Standarte 1").

The recordings they made were:

Tono 2047 Wir singen und marschieren (Kühn) I
Tono 2048 Wir singen und marschieren (Kühn) II
Tono 2049 Das braune Heer (Hevekerl)
Tono 2050 Der Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel (Kühn)

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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2019 17:35

Info from original record labels:
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

Post by Auceps » 06 Aug 2019 00:26

Thank you for this information, Ivan! Prieberg does mention that Müller-John was also in the SA; however, he doesn't mention the rank. Is it known, which SA rank did he actually have?

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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Aug 2019 01:29

(You're welcome.) Well according to Andreas Schulz, he was given the rank of SS-Sturmhauptführer when he joined the SS (the rank was later renamed SS-Hauptsturmführer). So - either he held the same rank or one of the lower ones: SA-Obersturmführer or SA-Sturmführer. There was a scan from a Third Reich period pamphlet posted on the old SCF, with a short bio of Müller-John, mentioning him being the SA-Standarte 1 bandmaster. But I don't remember whether his SA rank was mentioned or not. Did you save that file by any chance? I can't find it in my PC.

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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte 1 "Hans Maikowski"

Post by Auceps » 11 Aug 2019 01:38

No, I don't think that I have it. I have the same assumption that he might had a lower rank in the SA and was promoted, when he was transferred to the SS. So thank you again!

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