Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks

Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks

by Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks
     
 
The peak years of "America's Polka King" are poorly represented on CD, which makes this two-disc set of Frankie Yankovic's complete Standard radio transcriptions an essential document of his early years as a Columbia recording artist. These studio recordings from the late '40s feature versions of Yankovic's two biggest hits, "Blue Skirt Waltz" (performed here with a

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The peak years of "America's Polka King" are poorly represented on CD, which makes this two-disc set of Frankie Yankovic's complete Standard radio transcriptions an essential document of his early years as a Columbia recording artist. These studio recordings from the late '40s feature versions of Yankovic's two biggest hits, "Blue Skirt Waltz" (performed here with a male vocal group instead of the Marlin Sisters) and "Just Because," both of which sold well in the pop and country fields. The set is otherwise packed with twin-accordion polkas and waltzes, with vocal numbers sprinkled throughout. The excellent sound quality is comparable to what you would expect from major-label commercial recordings from this period and the performances are impeccable. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Soundies Records
UPC:
0673477410629
catalogNumber:
4106

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Beer Barrel Polka
  2. My Sweetheart Polka
  3. She Told Me She Loved Me
  4. Honey, Why Can't You Be Sweet to Me?
  5. Vegas Polka
  6. Strabane Polka
  7. Silk Umbrella Waltz
  8. Cleveland the Polka Town
  9. When You're Away
  10. Tic-Toc Polka
  11. Three Yanks Polka
  12. Cafe Polka
  13. Oh Marie Polka
  14. Rolling Rock Polka
  15. Clinker Polka
  16. Blue Skirt Waltz
  17. Just Because
  18. Josephine, Please No Lean on the Bell
  19. The Girl I Left Behind
  20. A Night in May

Disc 2

  1. Night After Night
  2. Pretty Polly Polka
  3. Charm of Your Beautiful Dark Eyes
  4. Tchin Boom Da Ra
  5. Orphan Waltz
  6. Ely Polka
  7. Rose of Old Monterey
  8. Frances Darling Frances
  9. Nights of Splendor
  10. Gerald's Polka
  11. Butcher Boy
  12. Emilia Polka
  13. Waukegan Polka
  14. Come Back to Sorrento
  15. Copper Range Polka
  16. Tony's Polka
  17. Felicia Polka
  18. Jolly Fellows Polka
  19. So Long Darling
  20. Fall in Love
  21. Smile Sweetheart Smile

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