|Birthname||Oskar Karl Adolf Paul Joost|
|born on||9 June 1898 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Wissembourg, France, 49n02, 7e57|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°01' 02°13 Asc. 28°42'|
German musician, who played violin, tenor saxophone and clarinet, as well as directing a dance orchestra.
In 1924, Oskar and his brother Ali formed the Oscar Joost Dance Orchestra, with Oskar spelling his name with a 'c' instead of a 'k'. Oscar played first violin, and his brother percussion. From 1930, the Orchestra began playing in the Berlin Eden hotel, which led to a recording contract with Electrola, followed by subsequent contracts with other record labels: Pallas (1931), Crystal (1931–1934), Ultraphon/Telefunken (1932), Grammophon/Polydor (1934–1941). In this time, he was also involved in film work.
In 1933, Oskar Joost joined the Nazi Party, again spelling his name with a 'k'. When Oskar was enlisted in January 1940, his orchestra continued under Rudi Juckeland. Oskar rose to the rank of lieutenant, continuing his musical activities by composing a piece of music for his army unit, a 'Bohemian Polka'.
In 1941, he was moved from the Western Front to the Eastern Front, where he was severely wounded. He died in a hospital in Berlin from flu on 29 May 1941.
Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°77 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 43/80: "Nachmittags um elf Uhr" (11pm). Death data in margin.
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Violin, tenor saxophone, clarinet)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Dance orchestra)
- Vocation : Politics : Nazi party