Polka! All Night Long

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All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
What's Willie Nelson doing on a polka CD? Having so much fun you probably won't recognize him wrapping his voice around a trio of songs with Jimmy Sturr's Florida-based whopper of a polka band. In addition to Willie's guest shot on the pun-driven "Big Ball's in Cowtown," and Bob Wills' "All Night Long," and the traditional "Tavern in the Town," Sturr's band does the Cajun two-step with guest accordionist Jo-El Sonnier, shines with classic vocal group The Jordanaires, and even does Polish with a hilarious version of rock songwriters Chapman and Chinn's "Alice." All this goes to prove not only that polka is the quintessential American music embracing every genre in its reach, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
What's Willie Nelson doing on a polka CD? Having so much fun you probably won't recognize him wrapping his voice around a trio of songs with Jimmy Sturr's Florida-based whopper of a polka band. In addition to Willie's guest shot on the pun-driven "Big Ball's in Cowtown," and Bob Wills' "All Night Long," and the traditional "Tavern in the Town," Sturr's band does the Cajun two-step with guest accordionist Jo-El Sonnier, shines with classic vocal group The Jordanaires, and even does Polish with a hilarious version of rock songwriters Chapman and Chinn's "Alice." All this goes to prove not only that polka is the quintessential American music embracing every genre in its reach, but that it's also more fun than a barrel of beer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1996
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661607729
  • Catalog Number: 616077
  • Sales rank: 150,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Night Long (2:48)
  2. 2 Swirl (3:15)
  3. 3 Tavern in the Town (2:05)
  4. 4 Edelweiss (2:27)
  5. 5 Alice (3:58)
  6. 6 Krakow Bridge (2:23)
  7. 7 Cajun Fiddle (2:10)
  8. 8 Big Ball's in Cowtown (2:46)
  9. 9 Dizzy Fingers (3:47)
  10. 10 Green Valley (2:52)
  11. 11 My Sophie (1:59)
  12. 12 Can't Afford to Be a Star (2:48)
  13. 13 Alice (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Sturr Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Willie Nelson Vocals, Track Performer
Jo-El Sonnier Accordion, Button Accordion
The Jordanaires Vocals, Track Performer
Gene Bartkiewicz Accordion
Dennis Coyman Drums
Wally Czerniawski Accordion
Johnny Karas Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Joe Magnuszewski Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Neal Matthews Vocals
Al Noble Trumpet
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals
Eric Parks Trumpet
Dennis Polisky Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gordon Stoker Vocals
Frank Urbanovitch Fiddle, Vocals
Duane West Vocals
Ken Harbus Trumpet
Eddie Burton Guitar
Lenny Filipowski Piano
Bill Langan Bass
Kevin Chase Guitar
Technical Credits
Jo-El Sonnier Contributor
Jimmy Sturr Arranger, Producer
Tom Pick Producer, Engineer
Stuart Sullivan Engineer
Frank Urbanovitch Arranger
Elijah Wald Liner Notes
Henry "Rubberlegs" Williams Mastering
Henry Will Arranger
Adam Blackburn Engineer
K. Morey Arranger
Doyle Brown Visual Coordinator
Ken Morey Arranger
Hank Williams Mastering
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