All posts tagged “polka

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Johnny’s Knocking

When I was a boy, most of the music around our place came from my dad’s records. For the longest time, the only music I heard my mom listen to were a few Englebert Humperdinck records, and even then, not so often. That is until… Read More

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French bagpipe polka music?

I came across this strange video tonight. It features a duet with French bagpipes and accordion doing a polka suite. OK, it’s a bit off the beaten path. What’s really strange though, is the video is full of bizarre visual distortion –  the background around… Read More

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Polka time on 27th Street

Here’s the fabulous Ampol Aires from 1991 performing the Circus Polka. I only know one person who maybe knows who these guys are and that’s my pal from Chicago Anthony Stagg, so this one goes out to him. ….and since we’re on a roll, here’s… Read More

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Who Stole the Kishka?

I’ve been teaching my button accordion student a little polka called the Bertha Polka and I wanted him to get a feel for some of the different approaches to attacking a polka, so we took a few minutes to surf around YouTube listening to some… Read More

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Americas Polka Sweethearts

I’ve been enjoying listening to Chemnitzer concertina music lately and that led me to Wanda and Stephanie, who were a mother-daughter team known as America’s Polka Sweethearts. They were polka performers but in the polka world that is broken down into styles. The style Wanda… Read More

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Johnny’s Knockin’

It’s Friday night and I could use a polka about now. How about you? Here’s a video I’ve posted before but it’s so good I just can’t resist posting it again. It features Li’l Wally live on the Lawrence Welk show, playing concertina and singing… Read More