American Polka: Old Tunes & New Sounds

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American Polka might just be the most hardcore polka compilation available. Forget the "as seen on T.V." polka collections -- this stuff is even crazier then the already bizarre notion of liking polka at all. American Polka includes favorites from polka's "golden age" pre-Elvis, like Li'l Wally's "Who'd You Like to Love You" and Frankie Yankovic's endlessly familiar "Beer Barrel Polka." But the tunes that will really get your party guests' attention are the mind-boggling crossover groups. Polkacide is considered to be the Motörhead of the polka scene; the Happy Schnapps Combo specialize in the ridiculous, like their wacky "You Can't Teach the Japanese to Polka"; the Polkaholics play punk polka really; and Brave Combo ...
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American Polka might just be the most hardcore polka compilation available. Forget the "as seen on T.V." polka collections -- this stuff is even crazier then the already bizarre notion of liking polka at all. American Polka includes favorites from polka's "golden age" pre-Elvis, like Li'l Wally's "Who'd You Like to Love You" and Frankie Yankovic's endlessly familiar "Beer Barrel Polka." But the tunes that will really get your party guests' attention are the mind-boggling crossover groups. Polkacide is considered to be the Motörhead of the polka scene; the Happy Schnapps Combo specialize in the ridiculous, like their wacky "You Can't Teach the Japanese to Polka"; the Polkaholics play punk polka really; and Brave Combo offers up "The Jimi Hendrix Polka" -- a cover of "Purple Haze." As off-its-rocker as this album sounds, it is a surprisingly entertaining record that would liven up any Octoberfest. Best of all, the artists on American Polka
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Trikont
  • EAN: 4015698028928
  • Catalog Number: 289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who'd You Like to Love You (3:31)
  2. 2 You Can't Teach the Japanese to Polka (3:21)
  3. 3 Pennsylvania Polka (2:52)
  4. 4 That's Why God Invented the Polka - Polish Muslims (3:34)
  5. 5 Beer Barrel Polka - Frankie Yankovic (2:26)
  6. 6 New Ulm Polka - Whoopee John Wilfahrt & His Concertina Band (2:56)
  7. 7 Corrido Rock (2:43)
  8. 8 Some of That 'Old Time Soul' Polka - Guy Klucevsek (2:09)
  9. 9 Andale, Vamos Platicando (2:34)
  10. 10 Las Perlas (2:34)
  11. 11 Wiener Dog Polka (4:31)
  12. 12 Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay - Walt Solek (3:01)
  13. 13 Twister Punch Polka - Das Furleins (2:43)
  14. 14 Happy Wanderer (3:43)
  15. 15 Polish Heritage Polka - Li'l Richard & His Polka All-Stars (2:13)
  16. 16 On Your Toes Polka (2:15)
  17. 17 Who Stole the Keeshka? - Frankie Yankovic (2:02)
  18. 18 Miss You Polka - Frank Beerendt & The Polka All Stars (2:27)
  19. 19 Snow Flower Polka - Shiner Hobo Band (2:25)
  20. 20 Windy City Polka (2:30)
  21. 21 Chicken Polka - Lager-Olsen Quartet (2:56)
  22. 22 Peor Es Nada (2:55)
  23. 23 Anselma - Los Lobos (3:05)
  24. 24 Happy Chappie Polka - Guy Klucevsek (1:35)
  25. 25 Jimi Hendrix Polka (Purple Haze) (1:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brave Combo Track Performer
Elliott Sharp Track Performer
Ampol Aires Track Performer
Li'l Wally Track Performer
Narciso Martínez Track Performer
Guy Klucevsek Track Performer
Polkacide Track Performer
Christopher Wagner Idee
Joe Patek Orchestra Track Performer
Medina River Boys Track Performer
Trio Alegre Track Performer
The Polkaholics Track Performer
Karl & The Country Dutchmen Track Performer
Happy Schnapps Combo Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lew Brown Composer
Christopher Wagner translation, Concept, Text
Zeke Manners Composer
Don Hedeker translation
Lester Lee Composer
Wladimir A. Timm Composer
Walter Dana Composer
Mike Adcock translation
Kermit Chandler translation
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