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New Recordings
(A listing of recordings received and premiered on our radio show)

View older recordings on New Recordings 2 and New Recordings 3


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"Enjoy Yourself!" - Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen
The Dutchmen style is well represented here with this 2017 release by this band from the state of Minnesota. 16 tracks of polkas, waltzes, foxtrots and more. Visit their website for track listing, hear preview song samples and purchase this and other CDs from their catalogue online.

Website:  www.riverbenddutchmen.com

Write:  4423 Washington Blvd., Madison Lake, MN  56063
Phone: 507-243-3850



"Plays Kenny Bass and his Polka Poppers" - Walter Ostanek & Friends
John Hapser from www.polkas.nl releases this compilation disc of 24 polkas & waltzes mostly recorded by Walter Ostanek and his Band but also tracks from Ron Sluga, Bob Kravos, Gaylord Klancnik, Jack Tady, Frank Stanger, Ron Likovic, David Austin, Mikey Dee, Dick Tady and Kenny Bass himself performing with Walter.

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com

E-mail National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame
Write:  National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123
Phone: 216-261-3263 or Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA



"Born to Polka" - Bavarski
Ron Oswanski on accordion heads up this project, 16 tracks of polkas, waltzes and more. From the liner notes: "Born to Polka was to bring together musical ideas that are played in certain polka circles (German, Slovenian and Polish) and combine them with jazz, rock and other various influences. It is a collision of completely different worlds which, in some cases, has never been attempted before."

Websites:  www.bavarski.com
www.ronoswanski.com




"Happy Polka Day" - Mike Schneider
The latest 2017 release by Mike Schneider from Milwaukee, WI, contains 14 tracks including 4 originals of Cleveland-style polkas & waltzes. It also features just 3 musicians - Mike, Don Hunjadi & Jim Thull - combining to do all the sounds. Get the complete track listing, listen to preview tracks, view many videos & obtain ordering info at the website below.

Website:  www.mikeschneiderband.com
Write:  P.O. Box 342623, Milwaukee, WI  53234




"The Best of...Our Town and other Cleveland-Style Polkas and Waltzes" - Dave Wretschko
John Hapser from www.polkas.nl releases this digital master of The Best of the late Dave Wretschko and his orchestra.Dave passed at the far-to-young age of 36 in 1990. Before he left, he released two albums on his own and one with Pittsburgh band leader Jack Tady. This disc contains most of those songs - 21 tracks with the "Wretschko style."

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com

E-mail National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame
Write:  National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123
Phone: 216-261-3263 or Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA



"Toe Tappin' Tunes" - Patty C and the Guys
Patty Candela heads up this "Button Box Group of the Year" (as voted by members of the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame) from Cleveland, Ohio. Their first CD release contains 15 tracks of button box music backed up by piano accordion, sax, drums & guest artist Denny Bucar on bass guitar.

Email Patty Candela
Phone: 440-622-3323

Label Website:  www.polkas.nl
Also visit www.clevelandstyle.com



"40th Anniversary Recording" and "The Best Of and Most Requested Recordings" - Fred Ziwich
Fred celebrates this 2017 milestone anniversary with these 2 seperate CD releases. "40th Anniversary" is newly recorded containing 19 tracks of the band's usual venture into all styles of polka plus variety tunes as well. "Best of..." is a collection of 21 fan/radio favorites Fred taken from their previous recordings. Call or write Fred for a catalog of all his CDs and music books.

E-mail Fred Ziwich
Write:  Fred Ziwich, 28454 Douglas Dr., North Olmsted, OH  44070
Phone:  440-734-2404



"As Long As Iím Liviní Polka" - Youth Recording Workshop
This one-song release was the result of a Youth Recording Workshop that was held at the Polka Fireworks weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, PA, in July 2016. It created an opportunity for a group of over 50 young people (musicians and/or singers) intersted in polka music to experience the process creating a studio recording and music video. The song, written by Randy Koslosky, is available as a FREE download and you can view the video from the website below as well.

Website:  www.youthpolkas.com

Email:  (use the Contact Us page from their site)



"By Request" - Squeezebox
This late 2016 release from Ted Lange and Mollie B (Busta Lange) contains 15 tracks of listener's & fan's favorite selections - 10 polkas, 3 waltzes and 2 variety tunes done up in a variety of styles from Polish, Slovenian, Czech, Dutchman and Cajun.

Band Website:  www.squeezeboxband.com
Email Ted Lange
Email Mollie B

Write:  Squeezebox, P.O. Box 327, Ridgeville Corners, OH  43555




"Let's Have A Party" - The Dujka Brothers
The guys from Brenham, Texas, celebrate 30 years in the polka music business with this latest disc (their 11th) containing 20 tracks of polkas, waltzes and more done in the Czech/Tex style. Visit their website for more recordings of the band and purchase your copy on CD or download from iTunes.

Band Website:  www.dujkabrothers.com
Write:  John Dujka 3384 Success Ct., Brenham, TX 77833




"Christmas Memories in My Key" - Mikey Dee
Mikey, currently residing in White Oak, PA, remembers his Christmas memories growing up and incorporates all those into his latest effort containing 14 tracks of Christmas classics done with mostly his own Croation "tamburitza" feel along with sax, bass, guitar and drums.

Website:  www.mikeydeeband.com
Phone:  412-751-1328

Label Website:  www.peppermintrecords.com
E-mail:  info@peppermintrecords.com
or write:  Peppermint Records, 803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502


"Through the Years Volume 2" - Hank Haller
John Hapser from www.polkas.nl releases Hank's 100th Jubilee Album with 24 "best of" selections hand-picked by Hank. His recording career began in the 1960s and features his wide array of polka styles including Cleveland, Slovenian, German, Oberkrainer and Bohemian styles.

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com
www.hankhaller.webs.com

Write:  Hank Haller, 27672 Royal Forest Dr., Westlake, OH  44145
440-835-4407



"Blood Sweat & Polkas" - Johnny Koenig
Johnny produces his third effort with 12 tracks including 9 originals of polkas & waltzes.  Special guests include Adam Bell, Mikey Dee, Larry Divis among others on this disc released in September 2016.

E-mail Johnny Koenig
Website:  www.johnnykoenig.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/partylikeapolkastar





"Squeezin' Cousins" - Fred Gregorich & Steve Cihon
As the title says, Fred & Steve were cousins whose families would visit each other in Southwestern Pennsylvania in their younger days.  They both took an interest early on in the music of Kenny Bass' Polka Poppers from the 1950s-60s.  This album was the culmination of that love of Bass' music.  Steve recorded his accordion tracks about one year prior to his passing in 2009.  Fred then enlisted former Bass band members Dick Flaisman (sax) & Ronnie Sluga (banjo) to round out the Bass sound.  17 tracks (16 polkas, one waltz) of Bass classics are featured on this release.

E-mail Fred Gregorich
Write:  E-I-O Productions, Fred Gregorich, 2644 Birchwood Lane, Oakdale, PA, 15071
Phone:  412-787-2790




"Ya Da Da" - Ron Pivovar
The 13th button box recording in this series from Ron contains 16 tracks of polkas & waltzes, 13 of which are new originals, 2 are previously recorded from the late 1970s plus an extra version of the title track.  John Hasper of The Netherlands produces the new disc and releases it on his label.

E-mail Ron Pivovar
Write:  Ron Pivovar, 10 Henry Rd., Greenville, PA  16125
Phone:  724-588-3786

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com



"Happy Polka Time (80th Birthday Album)"
"It's Our Day"
- Ron Sluga
Happy Polka Time is a collection of 26 polkas & waltzes encompassing Ron's latest recordings with bands and artists such as Walter Ostanek, Joey Miskulin, Frank Stanger, Fred Gregorich, Joey Tomsick, Eddie Rodick, Jeff Pecon and more.  John Hapser from www.polkas.nl releases this recording in honor of Ronnie's 80th birthday. It's Our Day features all original material written by Ron and his wife Patty Sluga.  15 tracks of more great Slovenian/Cleveland style polkas, waltzes and variety selections as well.

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com

Write:  Ron Sluga, 32306 Glen Arden Dr., Willowick, OH  44095-3247
E-mail Ron Sluga


"He's Back" - Richard Allen Michael Tady
Dick Tady is back with another solo release since his first one produced in 2002. Dick plays and produces all the instruments featuring the button box on this 13 track release.

Website:  www.dicktadyorchestra.com (band)
E-mail Dick Tady

Write:  Dick Tady, 152 Cambridge Dr., Harwick, PA, 15049
Phone:  724-274-5247, 412-580-0236




"Through the Years Volume 1" - Hank Haller
John Hapser from www.polkas.nl releases 23 selections from Cleveland's Hank Haller Ensemble in honor of Hank's 80th birthday. Hank's recording career began in the 1960s and features his wide array of polka styles including Cleveland, Slovenian, German, Oberkrainer and Bohemian styles.

Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com
www.hankhaller.webs.com

Write:  Hank Haller, 27672 Royal Forest Dr., Westlake, OH  44145
440-835-4407


"Happiness Is Polkas and Waltzes" - Walter Ostanek & Eddie Vallus
John Hapser from www.polkas.nl does another great job remastering & re-releasing this album from 1993 which was only originally available in cassette format.  9 songs each (18 tracks total) from both Walter's and Eddie's bands along with Pittsburgh's own Sam Pugliano featured on 4 of Walter's tracks.  I believe the original release only contained 12 tracks, so bonus selections from both bands are included.


Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.clevelandstyle.com






"Plays Eddie Habat" - Walter Ostanek
With the help of John Hapser from www.polkas.nl comes Walter's 100th album release, a milestone for Canada's Polka King.  23 tracks are featured that were once recorded and/or written by the late Cleveland great Eddie Habat, done in Walter's style.


Websites:
www.polkas.nl
www.walterostanekband.com




"All Time Great Polkas" and "On the Road A Salute to Frank Yankovic" - Jeff Winard
New to us are these two recordings from Milwaukee's Jeff Winard. "All Time Great Polkas" (2014) contains 20 tracks and "On the Road..." (2000) contains 19 tracks total including the remastered version of the original LP plus bonus tracks from two of Jeff's other albums and two tracks from Tom Brusky's compilation cassette release from the 1990s.

Write:  Jeff Winard, P.O. Box 14756, Milwaukee, WI  53124
Phone:  262-695-6474
Website:  www.jeff-winard-polka-parties.com
E-mail Jeff Winard




"Just Be Happy!!" - Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution
This multi-talented young man heads up his own band on this release of 15 Cleveland style polkas and waltzes.  Aaron can play over 20 different instruments as well as perform German & Slovenian style music.


Write:  Spotlight International Inc., 2429 St. Marys Rd., Hermitage, PA  16149
Website:  www.spotlightintl.com
E-mail Spotlight International






"Remembering Volume 3" - Eddie Habat
Joe Godina of Spotlight Inernational in Hermitage, PA, took on the task of remastering some of the late Eddie Habat's classic material previously only found on 45 RPMs and LPs onto this third Remembering CD release. 22 more tracks are featured encompassing Eddie's storied musical career.  Check out volumes 1 & 2 as well..

Write:  Spotlight International Inc., 2429 St. Marys Rd., Hermitage, PA  16149
Website:  www.spotlightintl.com
E-mail Spotlight International





"Sweet Country Memories" - Del Sinchak Band

Del & the guys record this disc of 13 old time country selections a few years after their rendition of "Look At Us" was a big hit with polka radio and fans  Features all slow songs sung by Del Sinchak & Alan Koss.

Write:  Del Sinchak, 181 Mathews Rd., Youngstown, OH  44512
Website:  www.peppermintrecords.com
E-mail:  info@peppermintrecords.com
or write:  Peppermint Records, 803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502





"Then and Now" - Vitak-Elsnic All-Star Band

Alex Meixner heads up this project to "redo" some of the old, classic arrangements of this ensemble. The CD contains 14 tracks of mostly midwest Dutchmen-style polkas, waltzes and a schottische and features familiar names from the polka business such as Hank Guzevich, Don Hunjadi, Ed Klancnik plus the vocals of Abby Broeniman.

Project website: www.musicpublishersofamerica.com





View older recordings on New Recordings 2 and New Recordings 3






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