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Teppeny
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Hitlerjugend [3 LP]

Post by Teppeny » 26 Aug 2018 10:55

Hello, can we have more information about the Serp HJ discs, because there is a lot of songs.

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Looking for info on cassette tapes made by Hammer

Post by Panther_theride » 20 Dec 2019 22:53

I have several cassettes with WW2 German songs on them. The majority of these are credited with being created by Hammer. I am wondering if anybody could give me more info on these as just googling doesn't being anything up.

Here are some photos of three of the cassettes.
HammerMCs1.jpg
HammerMCs2.jpg
SS-Leibstandarte1.jpg
SS-Leibstandarte2.jpg
SS-Wiking1.jpg
SS-Wiking2.jpg
SS_Finnish_Legion1.jpg
SS_Finnish_Legion2.jpg
Something I noticed is that the size of the text does not match up compared to other tapes and even the text on the cassette deviates in size from the text on flap. On the SS-Wiking tape the text on the cassette is normal size while the text on the flap is bold and on the SS Finnish tape the text on the cassette is bold while the text on the flap is normal size.
HammerMCs3.jpg
All three have copyright 1993 by Hammer. Made in U.S.A.
I have several other cassettes although not all are made by Hammer. I can post pictures of those and the others if wanted.
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Re: Looking for info on cassette tapes made by Hammer

Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Dec 2019 01:00

Hello and :welcome:

I don't have these particular cassettes, but I am familiar with the featured tracks. However, without hearing each of them and making sure which version is which, I wouldn't feel comfortable identifying them yet. If you have the tracks digitized, do send me a private message.

At this point, all I can say for the "SS-Leibstandarte" cassette is that there are only three tracks performed by the Leibstandarte band there: "Leibstandartenmarsch", "Klar zum Gefecht" and (likely) "Flieger empor!" (I still need to make sure that it's their version). The band never made commercial recordings of the other tracks, except for "Flieg', deutsche Fahne, flieg'!" (incorrectly credited by Hammer as "Soldat Kamerad"), but I doubt their version of this song is featured on the cassette (it's almost certainly the more common, Carl Woitschach's version). So, the album is obviously a scam. The same as the "SS Finnish Legion" album, which actually offers only Finnish civilian covers of popular German songs (nothing to do with the SS; the songs themselves are nice though). The "SS-Wiking" cassette is better and does contain some (more or less) Wiking-related recordings - and some off-topic (postwar!) ones too.

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