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New Recordings 2
(A listing of recordings received and premiered on our radio show)

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P.O. Box 73
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"John Berne and Friends" - John Berne
John Berne is a musician and polka DJ from the North Central Pennsylvania area.  He runs summer dances at his camp "Maples Inn" in Crosby, PA.  John enlists some fine sidemen including Bob Kravos, Joe Zdelar, Mike Dragas, Al Bambic, Denny Bucar & Kim Skovenski to back him up on this CD of 5 polkas, 2 waltzes and 6 variety selections (13 tracks total).

(no contact information listed or given)




"Remember Me...A Musical Tribute to Eddie Liszewski" - Twin Country Accordions
Danny Yarnick dedicates this CD to his long time friend and bandmate Eddie Liszewski of "Eddie and the Slovenes."  In so doing, Danny enlisted the time and talents of Eric Noltkamper (Cleveland, OH), Joey Miskulin (Nashville, TN), Grant Kozera (Milwaukee, WI), Rodney Worley (Calhoun, GA) and Steve Stokes (Nashiville, TN).  The disc contains 17 selections that were either written by Eddie or just songs that he loved.  Visit the websites below for more info on this & many other polka, country, bluegrass & gospel recordings available from the Twin Country Accordions.  CDs are $15 including shipping.  Buy off their website or call toll-free to order with a major credit card.

Twin Country Accordions website:  www.twincountryaccordions.com
Yarnick's Farm Website:  www.yarnicksfarm.com
Write:  Lee Records, P.O. Box 265, Creekside, PA  15732
Phone:  1-877-349-3904



"In Your Dreams..." - Mikey Dee
Mikey presents his 2015 release of 14 Slovenian/Cleveland style polkas & waltzes surrounded by 2 slow-tempo compositions as an introduction and an ending to the disc (16 tracks total).  His "Dream" band includes Joe Alsippi (sax), Bill Metts (drums), Gary Skovenski (guitar) and Ronnie Sluga (banjo).

Website:  www.mikeydeeband.com
E-mail Mikey Dee
Phone:  412-751-1328




"A Polka Love Affair" - Frank Stanger Orchestra
Frank releases his fifth album, this one containing 15 tracks including 8 originals and some Kenny Bass covers - Slovenian/Cleveland style polkas & waltzes with that distinctive "Stanger sound."  Vocalists include Christine Hibbs, John Ross & Ronnie Sluga.

Write:  14898 Hametown Rd., Doylestown, OH  44230
Phone:  330-338-6854




"Today and Forever" - Walter Ostanek
John Hasper of www.polkas.nl presents this remastered disc of one of Canada's Polka King's vintage albums plus 6 bonus tracks (18 tracks total) in honor of Walter's 80th birthday on April 20, 2015.

Walter's recording page at www.polkas.nl

E-mail John Hasper

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame:  Order Online or call toll-free: 1-866-66-POLKA



"The Best of" - Cilka Dolgan
John Hasper of www.polkas.nl (the most comprehensive online site for Slovenian/Cleveland style music) presents this remastered disc of the work of Cecilia Dolgan, former president of the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame, singer, lyricist and composer from Cleveland, Ohio.  Cilka's work goes back to the 1960s with bands such as the Almars, Second Generation, Fred Ziwich and the Sumrada Brothers.  This compilation features 19 tracks of Cilka's vocals as recorded with these bands.

Cilka's recording page at www.polkas.nl

E-mail John Hasper

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame:  Order Online or call toll-free: 1-866-66-POLKA


"Thank You Music Lovers" - Steve Meisner
Hear Steve and the band play 21 classic Meisner tracks recorded live in Medina, Minnesota, in 2014.  Listen to sample tracks and get all the ordering details for this and his many other recordings at the website below.


Website:  www.stevemeisner.com

E-mail Steve Meisner

Write:  Steve Meisner, N7547 W. Lakeshore Dr., Whitewater, WI  53190



"Polkatively Button Box" - Joey Tomsick Orchestra
This release scans Joey's previous releases and compiles his best button box selections, 17 tracks of all-instrumental polkas & waltzes.  John Hasper from www.polkas.nl does the mastering for release in The Netherlands.  It's also for sale here in the U.S. from the Nationals Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame.

The Netherlands Polka Website:  www.polkas.nl

Polka Hall of Fame Website:  www.polkafame.com




"Breakdowns" - Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze
The sixth release from this band of the Chicago area, the new disc contains 15 tracks of Polish style polkas, waltzes and an oberek sung in English & Polish languages.  Get the ordering details and buy online for this and other recordings at the website below.

Website:  www.newphaze.com

E-mail Tony Blazonczyk

Write:  Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze, 997 Ashbrook Cr., Bolingbrook, IL  60440



"Livin' the Dream" - Bud Hyrczyk
Bud is back with another select group of outstanding backing musicians on this 26-track CD (25 originals, over 75 minutes) produced by Don Hunjadi at HG Studio in Wisconsin.  This is his fourth solo release since returning to the polka scene in 2010 with each release more outstanding than the latter.  Listen to song samples and buy CDs online for $14.99 plus shipping at his website.  Score the CD package deal for more savings.  Be sure to check out his previous releases for more outstanding button box music.

Website:  www.budhyrczyk.com
Email Bud Hyrczyk
Write:  Bud Hyrczyk, 708 Wiltshire Dr. Hutto, Texas  78634
Phone:  859-912-1203


"WEAK Polka Pontoon" - Tom Brusky
Tom produces his most unique, extensive (and expensive) CD to date with this release of a fictional hour-long polka show based in a fictitious rural town in Wisconsin.  It's hilarious at times with (almost) everything that can go wrong to a polka DJ while producing their radio program not to mention the (sometimes) awful recordings that he or she will play along with some darn good polka music as well.  Everytime you listen to this CD you'll find something that you missed on the previous listen.  It does contain material that may be offensive to some.  You can purchase the CD online and listen to a sample track on his website.

Website:  www.tombrusky.com
E-mail Tom Brusky
Studio Website:  www.polkasound.com



"Lock Up Granny" - Scott Heatcoat
The grandson of polka player Edgar Heatcoat, Scott's first recording project starts off with a rap intro, then gives you 13 tracks of Slovenian style polkas & waltzes including classics like "Beer Barrel," "Clarinet Polka," "Barking Dog" in addition to his original "Hot Granny" and a version of the oldie "Peggy Sue" (15 tracks total).  He's backed up by Brian Sklar's Western Senators and joined by Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek on a few selections.  Visit his website to preview audio tracks.  You can purchase the CD online or buy on iTunes as well.

Website:  www.scottheatcoat.com
E-mail Scott Heatcoat
"Like" Scott on facebook




"Polka Shoes" - Steve Drzewicki Band
The band's 2014 effort contains 13 Polish-style tracks including polkas, a waltz and an oberek.  Steve's last name is pronounced Ja-Veet-Ski.

E-mail Seth Drzewicki
Write:  Steve Drzewicki, 1102 26 St., Bay City, MI  48708
Phone:  989 893-2830





"Party Like A Polkastar" - Johnny Koenig
The second release from Johnny, four years in the making, features 13 tracks of polkas & waltzes recorded in Cleveland and New York City.

Johnny Koenig's Website:  www.johnnykoenig.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/partylikeapolkastar
Reverbnation:  reverbnation.com/johnnykoenig





"Mollie B Polka Party" - Jack Tady Bears
See the Jack Tady Bears perform 12 songs on the nationally televised Mollie B Polka Party television show.  This DVD-only release was recorded in front of a large audience at the Saw Mill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio, on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Jack Tady's Website:  www.polkaplace.com
E-mail Jack Tady
Write:  Jack Tady, 1001 Spruce St., Cheswick, PA  15024






"Button Box Spectacular" - Zupanchick Brothers
Joe Godina and his Spotlight International label revisits this release from 1978.  Tony, Joe & Tony Sr. play 12 button box tracks including 3 originals


Write:  Joe Zupanchick, 858 Tenor St., Johnstown, PA  15904
or
Write:  Spotlight International Inc., 2429 St. Mary's Rd., Hermitage, PA  16148




"Happiness Is A Choice" - Alex Meixner
Alex can run the gamut musically at every live performance and this CD, once again, tries to capture that.  19 tracks including polkas & waltzes of various styles plus many other variety tunes.  You can contact Alex directly and/or listen to preview tracks & purchase online below.

Website:  www.alexmeixner.com
E-mail:  alex@alexmeixner.com
Write:  Alex Meixner, P.O. Box 1753, Palm City, FL 34991

Purchase online at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlexMeixner1



"Polkas From the Woodshed" - Logan Watson
Logan, now 15 years old residing in the Western Pennsylvania area, plays most the instruments (button boxes, bass, drums, guitar, piano) on his first full-length disc. 19 tracks featuring13 original button box selections, 3 Avsenik melodies and 3 classic polka standards.  Logan also plays the 12 bass chromatic accordion on 9 selections.  Special guests include Fred Ziwich on clarinet and Ron Pivovar on tenor sax.  CDs are $15 plus $2 shipping & handling.

E-mail Logan Watson
Write:  Logan Watson, 111 Mapleton Ave., Greenville, PA  16125
Phone 724-815-6912




"The Best of" - Frank Stanger Orchestra
Frank releases this Best of CD in 2014 encompassing his three albums and his band's one-track contribution to a compilation disc released by the Penn-Ohio Polka Pals.  15 tracks including his radio hits "Cork and Bottle" and "Punxsutawney Phil" plus "Silver Bar" that until now was not available on any Stanger album.

Write:  14898 Hametown Rd., Doylestown, OH  44230
Phone:  330-338-6854




"Roads We Travel" - Polka Country Musicians
This 2014 release from a Polish style band from Connecticut contains 14 tracks (13 polkas, 1 waltz) featuring English & Polish vocals.  The roads they travel are many including Cleveland (OH), Milwaikee (WI), Buffalo (NY), Chicago (IL), Johnstown (PA), etc.  Get more info on the band & their playing schedule at their website below.  Find them on facebook as well.

Website:  www.polkacountry.com
E-mail Polka Country Musicians

Write:  Polka Country Musicians, 174 Stone Hill Rd., Jewett, CT  06351




"Aged 36 Years!" - The Western PA Button Box Club
The group has recorded their fifth album in honor of their 35th anniversary together.  22 tracks of button box polkas & waltzes - over one hour of music.  Formed in 1978, the group soon was quickly up to 75 members.  Now, the group consists of 15 members (12 actively performing).  The cost is $17 including shipping.  Make your check payable to WPA Button Box Club.  Jeff & Gregg Palastro and Cookie Brown premiered this recording on our May 24, 2014, broadcast of Prime Time Polkas.

Write:  WPA Button Box Club, 145 Delfred Dr., Carnegie, PA  15106
Phone:  412-279-7755





"Hey Hi Hee Ho!" - Ron Pivovar
Another button box recording containing 12 original polkas & waltzes is now available in 2014 from Ron Pivovar.  Other than Logan Watson on drums, Ron performs all the instruments and composed & arranged all the songs.

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





"We Are Back" - Bob Kravos & Walter Ostanek
Bob & Walter share 20 tracks of classic Cleveland/Slovenian style polkas & waltzes on this 2014 CD recorded at Kravos Recording in Cleveland, OH.  Hear remakes of tunes originally recorded by Pecon, Novak, Avsenik, Champa, Habat & more.

E-mail:  bkboysintheband@aol.com
Write:  Bob Kravos, 11665 Cherry Hollow Dr., Chardon Twp., OH  44024
Phone:  440-286-5556




"Fearless" - Mike Surratt & the Continentals
Mike and the guys venture into different territory to record 17 polkas & waltzes including covers of classic rock & popular music, all done in his polka style.  Your normal polka band wouldn't dare try to cover songs by Guns 'N Roses, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, etc.  Listen to samples from the disc, buy the CD or download the album or select songs on CD Baby (link is on his website below).  Thier other CDs and t-shirts are also available.

Website:  www.polkasarecool.com
E-mail Mike Surratt
Write:  The Continentals, PO BOX 418, Glenn Dale, MD 20769-0418




"60th Birthday Recording" - Fred Ziwich
Fred celebrates his milestone birthday with this 2-CD release containing 36 tracks and almost 2 hours of music.  Fred takes you "around the world" with songs from 14 different countries and vocals in 8 different languages.  Polkas, waltzes, popular and dance numbers take you on a musical journey throughout his 60 years as a musician, teacher and band leader.

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




"Carrying On Old Family Traditions" - Bob Kravos & Frank Zitko
19 tracks of Cleveland style and authentic Slovenian style polkas, waltzes and more on this recording as the guys carry on the "spirit and tradition of the Jankovic family."  Recorded at Kravos Recording in Cleveland, OH.  Musicians include Frank Zitko, Joey Bajuk & Matt Frank on button accordions, Al Bambic on drums, Bob Kravos & Hank Guzel on bass guitar and more.  You can purchase it for $15 including shipping direct from Bob's website below.

Bob Kravos website:  www.bkboysintheband.com
E-mail:  bkboysintheband@aol.com
Write:  Bob Kravos, 11665 Cherry Hollow Dr., Chardon Twp., OH  44024
Phone:  440-286-5556


"I Wanna Dance" - PA Express
15 tracks of Polish style polkas, a waltz and an oberek from this new band from Western Pennsylvania.  This project was recorded and mixed by Gary Rhamy at Peppermint Productions in Youngstown, OH.

Website:  www.thepolkaband.com
E-mail PA Express
Phone:  724-479-0534

Label Website:  www.peppermintrecords.com
Write:  Peppermint Records, 803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502
Phone:  330-783-2222


"Partners, Brothers & Friends" and "Smile" - Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen
Dutchmen style polkas, waltzes & more are featured on these 2 recordings from the band residing in Mankota, Minnesota, released in 2014.  Partners... is recorded live on the Mollie B Polka Party television show seen on RFD-TV.  The band is joined on concertina by Wisconsin's Karl Hartwich and piano & vocals by the Polka Party's hostess Mollie Busta Lange on 12 tracks of polkas, waltzes & foxtrots.  Smile contains 19 tracks of Dutchmen style polkas, waltzes, laendlers & more released in 2012.

Write:  Kris Keltgen, 114 S. Black Eagle Dr., Mankato, MN  56001
Phone:  507-385-8130

Website:  www.riverbenddutchmen.com
E-mail Kris Keltgen



"A Picture In Time" - Don Peachey
This CD contains 12 tracks of mostly old time fox trots and 4 waltzes from this band from Wisconsin.  Write or call for information on their many other recordings as well.

Write:  Cadet Records, P.O. Box 36, Burnett, WI  53922
Phone:  920-689-2320

Website:  www.wisconsinpolkamusic.com/peachey
E-mail Don Peachey



"Memories of Yesterday" - Sam Manno
Sam Manno from Fairmont, WV, puts this 18-song, all-original collection of Slovenian polkas, waltzes and more together in tribute to his family members and friends.  The project was engineered and recorded by Pittsburgh's Fred Gregorich who appears on second accordion along with Sam Manno (accordion), the late Joe Crivaro and Ed Weirnik (sax) and Bob McBride (banjo).

Write:  Sam Manno, 30 Vine St., Fairmont, WV  26554

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




"Remembering Volume 2" - 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 second Remembering CD release. 28 more tracks are featured encompassing Eddie's storied musical career.  This is one for your archives.

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



     
"This One's For the Ladies" / "Polkas From the Road!" - The Western Senators
"Daddy on the Radio" - Brian Sklar with The Tex Pistols (non-polka)
Brian Sklar from Western Canada heads up both these groups.  This One's For the Ladies contains16 polkas & waltzes of "Joann Polka," "My Darling Ann Waltz," "Barbara Polka," etc.  We think you get the concept.  Polkas From the Road features 16 more polkas & waltzes recorded live.  Brian also has a passion for country music as he also leads The Tex Pistols.  Daddy on the Radio has 14 tracks of covers & originals done in that classic country style.  Visit their website for a complete list of CDs & DVDs available.

Websites:  
www.polkarama.com
www.westernsenators.com


"Let's Get Festive!" - Fred Ziwich and his International Sound Machine
Fred and the boys are getting "festive" on this collection of 20 tunes, mostly ones that you'd hear at any Oktoberfest celebration.  From the last track "Ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit" to "Living Next Door To Alice," "Let's Go Beer Drinking," "Sing-Along Polka Medley" and more including variety tunes sung in German as well.

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




"iHot" - Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo
This latest release from the band was named by Craig Ebel's son, Christopher ("iHot!).  16 tracks of Polish style polkas & waltzes.


Website:  www.itspolkatime.com/dyversaco
E-mail Craig Ebel
Write:  Craig Ebel, P.O. Box 32757, Minneapolis, MN  55432
Phone:  763-753-6599



"Butterfly" - John Gora and Gorale
Another great Polish style release from John Gora and the band from Toronto, Ontario.  17 tracks of polkas, waltzes & obereks with vocals in English, Polish and even one sung in German.  Get more from this Grammy nominated band at their website.

Websites:  www.johngora.com
E-mail John Gora
Write in Canada:  John Gora, 2178 Ferencich Court, Burlington, ON L7M 3N1 Canada
or In the USA:  John Gora, P.O. Box 196, Buffalo, NY 14225




"Join In the Fun!!" - Virgil Baker
Virgil releases a variety CD featuring polkas, waltzes and more on this 20-track CD.  Visit his site for more info on the band & his other recordings.

Website:  www.polkajust4fun.com
E-mail Virgil Baker
Write:  Virgil Baker, 6869 North Poplar Rd., Free Soil, MI 49411
Phone:  616-706-0347





"The Nice Musics" - The Nice Musics (Carl Finch & Danny Jerabek)
Carl & Danny have played with their own bands (Brave Combo & Copper Box) for many years but decided to get together, do a side project and "frolic in the grass on the other side of the fence."  This CD runs the gamut as they do their own thing on 14 variety tracks recorded in Texas.

Websites:  Brave Combo (Carl Finch)  /  Copper Box (Danny Jerabek)
E-mail Carl Finch  /  E-mail Danny Jerabek

Write:  Danny Jerabek, P.O. Box 3966, Oshkosh, WI  54903





"Eyewitness" - The Knewz
Another very good recording from this band from Buffalo, NY.  15 tracks of Polish-style polkas & waltzes sung in both English & Polish.  Check out their website to hear song samples and get more info about the band.

Website:  www.theknewz.com
E-mail Tom Picciano
Write:  Tom Picciano, 41 Creekwood Dr., Lancaster, NY  14086






"Go Go! Penguins Go!" - Larry Divis & Jack Tady
Just in time for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 NHL playoff run is this one track (non-polka) release written & performed by these two Pittsburgh musicians.  CDs are $6 + shipping.

E-mail Jack Tady
Write:  Jack Tady, 1001 Spruce St., Cheswick, PA  15024
Phone:  724-715-7317





"Yikes! More Polkas and Waltzes From Otter Creek" - Ron Pivovar
This is the tenth recording release in Ron's Otter Creek series.  He gives you 22 original polkas and waltzes played on 5 different button boxes (4 Zupans & a Matt Rote in different keys).  Other than Logan Watson & Keith Schwartz sharing duties on drums, Ron performs all the instruments and composed & arranged all the songs.

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




"Sweet!" - Logan Watson
Logan is currently 14 years old residing in the Western Pennsylvania area.  He plays all the instruments (button boxes, bass, drums, piano) on this 7-track CD with 5 original button box selections written, arranged, recorded & mixed by Ron Pivovar.

E-mail Logan Watson
Write:  Logan Watson, 111 Mapleton Ave., Greenville, PA  16125

E-mail Ron Pivovar
Write:  Ron Pivovar, 10 Henry Rd., Greenville, PA  16125



"All Keyed Up" - Frank Stanger Orchestra
The band is back with its first new recording since the early 90s (remasters of those recordings were released around 2005).  12 polkas & waltzes with 10 originals written by Frank & others plus special guest vocalists Denny Bucar, Jim Lapinski, Kim Rodick and John Ross.  Get All Keyed Up by contacting Frank Stanger below.

Write:  14898 Hametown Rd., Doylestown, OH  44230
Phone:  330-338-6854





"LIVE on the Mollie B Polka Party!" DVD/CD - Mike Schneider Band
Check out the band in concert from Wisconsin on this nationally-televised show from September 2011.  12 tracks are on the DVD plus a bonus track of Mike performing with Cleveland's Joey Tomsick and Pittsburgh's Jack Tady & Larry Divis from 2008.  The  accompanying audio CD includes the music from the DVD.  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




"For the Love of Music" - Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze
The fifth release from this band of the Chicago area, the new disc contains 14 tracks of Polish style polkas, waltzes and an oberek.  Get the ordering details and buy online for this and other recordings at the website below.

Website:  www.newphaze.com

E-mail Tony Blazonczyk

Write:  Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze, 997 Ashbrook Cr., Bolingbrook, IL  60440



"Yesterday's Songs" - IPA Tribute Band
This CD comprises a mixture of songs originally recorded by IPA (International Polka Association) hall of famers and award winners.  14 tracks of Polish style polkas and waltzes that honor those individuals & groups.  Get the ordering details at the website below.

Website:  www.internationalpolka.com

E-mail IPA Tribute Band

Write:  International Polka Association, 4608 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL  60632

Phone:  1-800-TO-POLKA


"Meisner Time!" - Steve Meisner
After a few years in the making, it's finally Meisner Time!  18 tracks with 4 originals revisit some oldies from Kenny Bass and Eddie Habat plus tunes written but never recorded by Steve's late pappy Verne Meisner.  Listen to sample tracks and get all the ordering details for this and his many other recordings at the website below.

Website:  www.stevemeisner.com
E-mail Steve Meisner
Write:  Steve Meisner, N7547 W. Lakeshore Dr., Whitewater, WI  53190



"Christmas Special" - Mollie B Polka Party RFD-TV
This is a 2-CD set of the Mollie B Polka Party Christmas Special as seen on the RFD-TV network.  It was recorded at the RFD-TV the Theater in Branson, Missouri on Nov. 11, 2011.  27 tracks in total featuring a lot of your favorite Christmas songs done as polkas, waltzes & more.  Get more information on the Mollie B television shows at the links below.

Websites:  www.molliebpolkaparty.com
www.rfdtv.com
E-mail Ted Lange




"Christmas Time Vol. 2" - George Suhon
After releasing Christmas Time Vol. 1 back in 2005, we've been anxiously awaiting this one in 2012.  12 Christmas classics are contained here including one brief polka medley ("Jingle Bells / Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer") and a track featuring George's daughters Gina & Maria Suhon singing "Silent Night."  CDs are $15 plus $2 shipping.  Ask about his many other great polka & variety recordings as well.

Website:  www.suhon.com
E-mail:  george@suhon.com
Write:  George Suhon, 598 Dry Ridge Rd., West Alexander, PA, 15376
Phone:  724-484-0215



"Janez & Lojze" & "The Al Wish TV Auction Party Volumes 1 & 2" - Johnny Pecon & Lou Trebzr
Three new audio CDs have been released by Fred Kuhar at Classic Records of some of the television appearances of the late Johnny Pecon & Lou Trebar from back in the late 1950s / early 1960s.  Janez & Lojze contains 14 tracks, nearly an hour of music and skits as Johnny & Lou play their half-chromatic button accordions.  The Al Wish TV Auction Party, both volumes, contain over 30 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of music each.  This show was broadcast over a major market television station in Cleveland, Ohio, back in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  All of these rare live performances are now available for the first time on CD with remastered audio from those old tapes.  You can purchase these direct from Classic Records - one for $15 or all three for just $40 plus a flat shipping fee of $3.  Be sure to ask about their other live Pecon/Trebar recordings as well.

E-mail Fred Kuhar at Classic Records
Write:  Classic Records, Garden Drive, Wickliffe, OH  44092-1140
Phone toll-free:  1-888-4A-POLKA (1-888-427-6552)


"Staiduhar's Finale" - George Staiduhar
The incomparable style of George Staiduhar resumes on this "finale" recording of 24 mostly original polkas & waltzes.  George has been playing and recording in a band on and off for 40+ years.  He has a symphonic style that is all his own.  Check out his website for song titles, sample selections, videos, ordering info & more.

Website:  www.polkaandwaltzfinale.com
E-mail George Staiduhar
Write:  George Staiduhar, 29417 Vinewood Drive, Wickliffe, OH  44092

Label Website:  www.peppermintrecords.com
Write:  Peppermint Records, 803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502
Phone:  330-783-2222


"Back In Touch" - The Buffalo Touch
The Touch is back in business after the passing of their leader Jerry Darlak in 2011.  16 tracks of Polish style polkas, waltzes and an oberek.  It features mostly Polish lyrics & vocals.  Get it from Sunshine Records in NY or order direct from the artist.

Website:  www.thebuffalotouch.com
e-mail Ken Machelski
facebook:  TheBuffaloTouch@groups.facebook.com

Label Website:  www.sdemusic.com
E-mail:  sde224@aol.com
Write:  Sunshine Diversified, Box 652, West Seneca, NY, 14224


"Button Box Menagerie Part 1 & 2" - Fred Ziwich
Button box fans rejoice!  Fred Ziwich assembles guest artists Kathy Hlad, Ted Lange, Matt Frank and Julie Tabaj on select tracks over this 2-part, 23 song, over 80-minute release containing 5 different medleys including a "finale" over 10 minutes long.  "In memory" selections are dedicated to Lojze Slak, Jake Zagger & Norm Kobal.

e-mail Fred Ziwich

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


"Dapper Dan The Polka Man" - Bud Hyrczyk
You may remember Bud's first solo button box album in 1983 entitled Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.  In our opinion, it's one of the best Slovenian/Cleveland style button box releases ever.  We still feature a song from that LP every now & then on our radio show.  But that album has been long out of print.  Now Buddy's back in 2012 with another select group of outstanding backing musicians on this 18-track CD (13 new songs) produced by Don Hunjadi at HG Studio in Wisconsin.  Listen to song samples and buy CDs online for $14.99 with FREE shipping at his website.  Be sure to check out his 2011 release If You Only Believe for more outstanding button box music.

Website:  www.budhyrczyk.com
Email Bud Hyrczyk
Write:  Bud Hyrczyk, 708 Wiltshire Dr. Hutto, Texas  78634
Phone:  859-912-1203


"Volume Two" - The Amazing Accordion Kings
This 14-track release features the accordion virtuosities of Angelo Di Pippo, Frank Toscano & Manny Corallo.  "These Master Musicians have created beautiful arrangements and have covered the spectrum from opera to jazz" to polka!  Check out preview tracks, order the CD or buy online at iTunes through their website.

Websites:  www.amazingaccordionkings.com
www.mannycorallo.com

E-mail Manny Corallo

Write:  Amazing Accordion Kings, Manny Corallo, P.O. Box 768, Centereach, NY  11720


         
"Follow Directions" - The New Direction Band
"Carefree Polkas & Waltzes" - Walter Ostanek and His Band
"Polka Celebration" - Joey Miskulin and Walter Ostanek
The Generation Band is brand new from the Buffalo, NY, area playing Honky style Polish polkas, waltzes & more including 6 originals (17 tracks total).  Get all the details on the band at their website below.  The latest releases from Canada's Polka King & Joey Miskulin are also available through Sunshine Records in NY.  Or order them direct from the artists!

Website:  www.thenewdirectionband.com
E-mail The New Direction Band
Phone:  716-6756588 or 716-896-9083

Label Website:  www.sdemusic.com
E-mail:  sde224@aol.com
Write:  Sunshine Diversified, Box 652, West Seneca, NY, 14224

Carefree Polkas and Waltzes contains 22 polkas & waltzes done by Walter Ostanek and his Band including one track by guest group Klancnik & Friends.  Polka Celebration is a joint collaboration between Nashville's Joey Miskulin with Walter's recording band.  It features 20 tracks with guest group Klancnik & Friends on two selections.  Order both by contacting Sunshine Records above, Walter Ostanek or grab the Polka Celebration exclusively through Joey.

Carefree Polkas and Waltzes:
Website:  www.walterostanekband.com
Write:  Walter Ostanek, 41 Geneva St., St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, L2R-4M5
Phone:  905-937-0302

Polka Celebration:
Website:  www.musicwagon.com
E-mail Joey Miskulin



"Remembering Volume 1" - 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 first Remembering CD release. The tunes were actually slowed down to a normal pace.  The original selections were sped up when they were first released (musicians need not worry - the keys of the songs have remained the same).  28 tracks are featured encompassing Eddie's storied musical career.  This is one for your archives.

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





"It's An Accordion Christmas" - Manny Corallo and his Orchestra
This non-polka release features Manny on the accordion along with his big band orchestra doing up 15 Christmas classics.  Check out preview tracks, order the CD or buy online at iTunes through Manny's website.

Website:  www.mannycorallo.com

E-mail Manny Corallo





"Polkas From the Windy City" - Jimmy Kilian and Honky Chicago
Jimmy K's new CD features 14 Honky-style Polish polkas, waltzes & obereks with mostly Polish vocals on "Old Style Polka Music."

Website:  www.jimmykpolkas.com
E-mail Jimmy Kilian

Phone:  866-454-6695



"People Change" - Copper Box
Check out some alternative "accordion-fueled" music from this award-winning band from Oshkosh, WI.  12 tracks including standards "Corrida #1" and "Tennesse Waltz" that we've featured on our radio show.  Check out their other Cajun/Zydeco styled recordings and preview tracks at their webiste below.

Website:  www.copperboxsite.com
E-mail Copper Box
  
Write:  P.O. Box 3966, Oshkosh, WI, 54903



"Live at Grape Fest 2011" - Silver Sky Duo with George Suhon & Dave Stirk
This double CD release runs the gamut of any Suhon/Silver Sky performance.  35 tracks of polkas, waltzes, country, rock, swing, big band, oldies, etc.  Recorded at the Evanstown (PA) Picnic Grounds in Sept. 2011.  Ask about his many other great polka & variety recordings as well.

Website:  www.silverskyduo.com
E-mail:  george@suhon.com
Write:  George Suhon, 598 Dry Ridge Rd., West Alexander, PA, 15376
Phone:  724-484-0215





"Sparklin' Diamonds" - Nancy Seibert
Nancy's back with her 2011 release containing 14 tracks of polkas & variety music.  She wrote every song in addition to arranging and performing all the instruments herself on this project.

Website:  www.nancyseibert.com or www.nancysmusiconline.com
Write:  Nancy Seibert, Artistry Records, 4334 Breckenridge Way, Sarasota, FL  34235
Phone:  941-355-5163




"Knewz Flash" - The Knewz
16 tracks of polkas, waltzes & more including 6 originals make up this 6th release from this band from the Buffalo, NY, area.  Listen to preview tracks & get all the details on the band at their website below.

Website:  www.theknewz.com
E-mail Tom Picciano
Phone:  716-465-2487

Label Website:  www.sdemusic.com
E-mail:  sde224@aol.com
Write:  Sunshine Diversified, Box 652, West Seneca, NY, 14224


"Showtime!!!" - Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty
17 tracks of polkas, waltzes & more of their most requested songs performed on stage.  Get all the details on the band at their website below.


Website:  www.polkarioty.com
E-mail Richie Yurkovich
Write:  Richie Yurkovich, N10060 Fisher Ave., Willard, WI  54493
Phone:  715-267-6749




"In This Game Together" - New Brass Express
This is the third recording from the band.  However, it's a departure from the first two as the band has had a change in personnel.  9 Polish-style polkas, an oberek, a waltz medley, some country & more is contained on this 14-track release.  Get more info & listen to the new CD by visiting their website.


Website:  www.newbrassexpress.com
E-Mail Darrell Welton
Phone:  989-658-8280



"From the Heart" - Lori Skvarch
Lori started playing the button box at the age of seven, studying first with her grandfather & father, later with the late.Mario Mosti.  After being asked to appear with Jimmy Sturr on RFD-TV, she decided to produce her second recording.  This CD contains 12 tracks including 6 originals.  Guest artists include Ron "Austie" Austalosh on keyboards, Alan Koss on bass & Carmen White on drums.


Phone Lori Skvarch:  724-331-1561

Label Website:  www.peppermintrecords.com
Write:  Peppermint Records, 803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502
Phone:  330-783-2222


"Three Ring Circus" - Alex Meixner
Alex can run the gamut musically at every live performance and this CD tries to capture that.  23 tracks including polkas & waltzes of various styles plus many other variety tunes.  You can contact Alex directly and/or listen to preview tracks & purchase online below.

Website:  www.alexmeixner.com
E-mail:  alex@alexmeixner.com
Write:  Alex Meixner, P.O. Box 1753, Palm City, FL 34991

Purchase online at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlexMeixner1


"Getting Together" - Dan Peters and Rose Braidish
Dan started playing accordion at the age of 8, had his own band for many years in Cleveland, Ohio, and most recently played with the Frank Moravcik Band for 10 years.  Now, Dan is back on his own with button box player Rose Braidish performing 15 tracks of classic polkas & waltzes including 3 originals.  Recorded at Kravos Recording in Cleveland, OH.



Phone Dan Peters:  440-439-0309
Phone Rose Braidish:  440-842-2148

Bob Kravos website:  www.bkboysintheband.com
E-mail:  bkboysintheband@aol.com
Write:  Bob Kravos, 11665 Cherry Hollow Dr., Chardon Twp., OH  44024
Phone:  440-286-5556


"Rainbow of Music" - Frank Spetich with Friends
At the age of 86, Frankie's still crankin' out the music.  This time, with help from some friends, he shows the variety of music that can be played on the button box with 20 tracks of polkas, waltzes, country, religious & variety tunes.


Website:  www.frankie-spetich.com
E-mail Frankie Spetich
Write:  Frankie Spetich, 643 Wooster Rd., Barberton, OH  44203
Phone:  330-745-2636



"An Encore Tribute To Benzy Rathbone" - Tony Grandovic Productions
After the highly successful and regarded first release, Tony Grandovic puts together this Encore Tribute to one of Western PA's favorite polka & variety performer, the late Banzy Rathbone.  20 tracks including 4 original selections written & played by Mike Cushma on the diatonic & half chromatic button accordions plus 10 more polkas, 4 waltzes and the beginning narration theme done by Benzy's wife Lori Rathbone and the ending instrumental slow song "Mona Lisa."  CD's are $17 including shipping.


E-mail Tony Grandovic
Write:  Tony Grandovic, 111 Carolyn Dr., Coraopolis, PA  15108
Phone:  724-695-0146



"If You Only Believe" - Bud Hyrczyk
You may remember Bud's last button box album in 1983 entitled Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.  In our opinion, it's one of the best Slovenian/Cleveland style button box releases ever.  We still feature a song from that LP every now & then on our radio show.  But that album has been long out of print.  Now Buddy's back with a select group of outstanding backing musicians on this 18-track CD (17 new songs) produced by Don Hinjadi at HG Studio in Wisconsin.  And another release is in the works very shortly!  Listen to song samples and buy CDs online for $14.99 with FREE shipping at his website.

Website:  www.budhyrczyk.com
Email Bud Hyrczyk
Write:  Bud Hyrczyk, 708 Wiltshire Dr. Hutto, Texas  78634
Phone:  859-912-1203


BUY THIS CD DIRECTLY FROM PRIME TIME POLKAS!!!
Proceeds will benefit our radio show.  Get the info here.


"Blue Skies Ahead..." - D Street Band

Lenny Zielinski heads up this Polish-style band from Chicago.  14 tracks of polkas, waltzes & obereks with Polish & English vocals on this, the band's first release.  Buy it direct on their website for $15 plus $2 shipping.


Website:  www.dstreetband.com
E-mail Lenny Zielinski
Write:  894 Rose Ave., Des Plaines, IL  60016
Phone:  312-914-0680




"Cleveland-Style Polkas and a Symphony of Waltzes" - Joe Bajuk

12 tracks of all-instrumental button box & chromatic accordion tracks performed & written by Joe Bajuk including snappy Cleveland-style polkas & beautiful symphonic-style waltzes.  Very nice stuff as we've come to expect from Joe out of the San Francisco, CA, area.


E-mail Joe Bajuk
Write:  3 Eastgate Dr., Daly City, CA  94015



"Waltz Away With Johnny 'K' - King of Strings" - Johnny Krizancic
"Polka Legends Play Your Favorites" - Various Artists

Johnny's wife Martha Krizancic put together this 23-track Waltz Away With Johnny K CD in memory of her late husband Johnny.  It goes back over Johnny's recording career and presents some beautiful Serbo-Croation and Slovenian waltzes & variety music as recorded by his band and select studio musicians.

Polka Legends, also put together by Martha, contains 26 "best of" tracks from artists Walter Ostanek, Johnny Krizancic, Roman Possedi, Hank Haller, Jim Enrietti, Frankie Yankovic, Ted Zalac & Jimmy Soldridge.  It includes 3 of the bigger hits over the years like "Let's Have A Party" by Ted Zalac, "Long Live Our Brothers" by Johnny Krizancic and "Waltz of the Angels" by Walter Ostanek.

Write:  Martha Krizancic, 159 Easton Rd., Hermitage, PA  16148
Phone:  724-347-4726



"Polka Lust from Otter Creek" - Ron Pivovar

This in the ninth recording release in Ron's Otter Creek series.  He gives you 19+ tracks including 14 polkas, 3 waltzes and the American Suite which contains 4 songs (ragtime, waltz, fox trot, boogie woogie) on 1 track.  These songs are all originals played on 4 different button boxes (3 Zupans & a Matt Rote).  CDs are $15 + $3 shipping.


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




"Office Party" - Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo

Memo to all Polish polka fans:  It's on office party, thrown by Minnesota's Craig Ebel & Co.  Their latest effort contains 15 tracks of polkas, a waltz, an oberek & more.
Website:  www.itspolkatime.com/dyversaco.html
E-mail Craig Ebel
Write:  P.O. Box 32757, Minneapolis, MN  55432
Phone:  763-753-6599





"Our 24 Favorite Waltzes" - Del Sinchak Band

Del & the band pick out their 23 favorite waltzes recorded over their many releases and add "Waltz of the Angels," a new track to the collection.

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




"Polkas and Waltzes From My Heart" - Ken Novak
22 tracks including 9 originals are on this latest effort by Ken Novak from Arizona, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio.  New and classic polkas & waltzes plus some country songs converted in to polkas & waltzes as well.

Website:  www.kennovakmusic.com
E-mail:  kennovak@cox.net
Write:  Ken Novak, 344 E. Calle Aspa, Green Valley, CA, 85614
Phone 520-797-2441




"In Praise of God Strike Up the Band'" - Fred Gregorich
In addition to his other polka mass recordings in collaboration with Ohio's Father George Balasko (originator of the "Polka Mass"), Fred Gregorich now releases this 23-track CD instrumentally done (no lyrics, no vocals).  You can also obtain words & music for these polka mass songs by contacting Fred below.

E-mail:  Fred Gregorich
Write:  2644 Birchwood Ln., Oakdale, PA  15071
Phone:  412-787-2790



"Button Box Favorites'" - Don Tortola - Ruch Underation & Friends
This 12 track CD, produced by Tim Klemper of the Polka Tones, features some jam session players in the Canton, OH, area.  Don & Rich play the button boxes along with Alan Roth on banjo, Larry Caggiano on drums & Tim Klemper on bass.

Band contact info:
Phone Don Tortola:  330-268-7268

or contact Time Klemper / The Polka Tones:
E-mail:  Time Klemper
Website:  www.polkatones.com
Write:  6392 Strawberry Fields Cir. NE, Canton, OH, 44721


"Polka Heaven'" - The Honky Express
Jody Maddie heads up this Honky-style Polish group from Parma, Ohio, on this 17-track release.    

Band contact info:
E-mail:  Jody Maddie
Write:  3206 W. Ridgewood Dr., Parma, OH  44134
Phone:  440-669-5557

or contact Peppermint Productions:
Website:  www.peppermintproductions.com
Write:  803 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502



"Something For Everyone'" - Kravos Recording
Bob Kravos produces this recording featuring many special guests on 17 tracks.  Bob is joined by David Austin, Joe Bajuk, Joe Bortnick & Walter Ostanek on accordions in addition to Ralph Delligatti & Phil Srnick on bass and Mark Habat, Al Bambic & John Pecon on drums plus many more.    

Bob Kravos website:  www.bkboysintheband.com
E-mail:  bkboysintheband@aol.com
Write:  Bob Kravos, 11665 Cherry Hollow Dr., Chardon Twp., OH  44024
Phone:  440-286-5556



"Slovenia, USA - Slovenian Music Made In America"
This 3-disc box set contains 59 tracks of digitally restored & remastered recordings from the Hoyer Trio, Anton Schubel and Mary Udovich & Josephine Lausche dating back from 1925-1931.  Very rare material from the earliest immigrants from Slovenia to America during that time.  "When immigrants arrived in the New World, their cultures thrived in the freedoms they found.  Few traditions were as vital to those of Slovenia.  Here's their music - indelibly itself, yet uniquely American."  You can visit their website & contact them directly or click the Amazon link to purchase in the U.S.

Buy at Amazon.com

Website:  www.jsprecords.com
E-mail JSP Records
Write:  JSP Records, P.O. Box 1584, London N3 3NW England


"Pint Size Polkas Volume Two - Dance!" - Uncle Mike and his Polka Band
"Uncle" Mike Schneider from Milwaukee, WI, releases his second disc targeted at the kiddos featuring 15 tracks like "Alphabetical Order in the Court," "Please and Thank You," Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in addition to traditional favorites such as "Hello," "Tick Tock Polka," "Hoop Dee Doo" etc.  Get the complete track listing, listen to preview tracks, view many videos & obtain ordering info at the website below.  Downlaods are $11.99 and CDs are $14.97 including shipping.

Website:  www.pintsizepolkas.com
E-mail:  mike@pintsizepolkas.com
Write:  P.O. Box 342623, Milwaukee, WI  53234


"Fly Away With Me" - Bud Hyrczyk
You may remember Bud's last button box album in 1983 entitled Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.  In our opinion, it's one of the best Slovenian/Cleveland style button box releases ever.  We still feature a song from that LP every now & then on our radio show.  But that album has been long out of print.  Now Buddy's back with a self-produced 17-track CD including 14 new songs.  And another release is in the works very shortly!  To order, CDs are $14.99 including shipping.

Website:  www.budhyrczyk.com
Email Bud Hyrczyk
Write:  Bud Hyrczyk, 708 Wiltshire Dr. Hutto, Texas  78634
Phone:  859-912-1203


"German Oktoberfest" - Al Bachmann & Elizabeth Stein
"The Best of Comedy & Drops" - Wild Wilson
These 2 new-to-us releases come in from Rob Savickis of DJ Companion Records.  German Oktoberfest is a "best of" 19-track compilation as recorded by Al Bachmann & Elizabeth Stein on LPs released in the 1970s & early 1980s.  Wild Wilson is an IJ (internet jockey) who can be heard both through his own website and through 247polkaheaven.com.  Wild Man lets loose with 93 tracks of jokes, comedy, parody songs, drops from his shows & more.  Visit the websites below for more details & mp3 sample tracks.

Website:  www.djcompanionrecords.com

Website:  www.wildwilson.com

Write:  DJ Companion Records
1623 Military Rd. #509
Niagara Falls, NY 14304



"Live!" - Rosie and the Jammers
15 tracks (14 songs) of mostly Polish style polkas, waltzes & variety professionally recorded at one of their live performances.  The band resides in the Johnstown, PA, area.

Website:  www.rosieandthejammers.net
E-mail:  Rosie Sida
Write:  Rosie and the Jammers, 457 Leventry Rd., Johnstown, PA, 15904
Phone:  814-266-7644




"Last Dance" - Milan Racanovic Orchestra
Milan has put together a compilation from his recordings produced back in the 1970s.  20 tracks from a few different albums comprised on this CD dedicated to Milan's long-time sax player Mel Petrosky.

E-mail:  Milan Racanovic
Write:  Milan Racanovic, 941 E. 228th St., Euclid, OH, 44123
Phone:  216-289-0541




"Pirates, Women, And Beer" - The Chardon Polka Band
This group is led by Jake Kouwe who originally formed the band in 2003 while in high school.  Most of the group is now in their early 20s still playing their eclectic style of mostly original polka music.  CD contains 13 tracks of polkas and one waltz including originals "Free Beer Polka," " Two Sisters Polka," " Polka Dancing Girl" plus favorites such as "I've Got A Wife At Home," "Who Stole the Keeshka" & "Oh Marie Polka."  

Website:  www.chardonpolkaband.com
E-mail:  Jake Kouwe
Write:  Jake Kouwe, 11565 Mayfield Rd., Chardon, OH, 44024
Phone:  440-554-4486



"Brueggen Down the House" - Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen
Gary Brueggen ("Wisconcertina's Kid") heads to Don Hunjadi's HG Studios in Wisconsin to complete his 2010 release containing 22 tracks including 2 bonus Slovenian style polkas.  Polkas, waltzes & variety music makes up this compilation.  Good stuff featuring the "Dutchmen" style of polka music.  

Website:  www.garysrd.com
E-mail:  Gary Brueggen
Write:  Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen, 2040 Linda Lane, Sparta, WI, 54656
Phone:  608-269-2065




"Resurgence!" - Bud Hundenski & The Corsairs
Their "big band" style is back with guest vocalist Eddie Biegaj.  12 Polish style polkas & obereks including Roll Out the Stoney's in dedication to the beer that sponsors this recording from Peppermint Productions.  


E-mail Swingtime Music
Write:  Swingtime Music, P.O. Box 716, Coraopolis, PA, 15108
Phone:  412-264-5540




"2K10 The Next Phaze'" - Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze
More new stuff from this band just outside of Chicago.  14 tracks of Polish style polkas, waltzes and obereks.  Visit their website for more details & info on their other recordings available.

New Phaze website:  www.newphaze.com
E-mail Tony Blazonczyk
Write:  Tony Blazonczyk, 7209 Bradford Ct., Justice, IL 60458
Phone:  815-530-5917




"This Is Polka Music!" - Stephanie America's Polka Sweetheart
12 tracks are included on this 2010 release featuring Stephanie on concertina & vocals done in the Polish Honky style.  Get more details, listen to preview tracks & order from Bel-Aire Records' site below.  Check out many of their other recordings available as well.

CD listing on Website:  www.belairerecords.com
E-mail:  BelAire7208@aol.com
Phone:  708-594-5182



"The Two of Us" - Walter Ostanek & Frankie Yankovic
These 16 tracks were originally recorded in the early 1990s by Walter Ostanek & his band with some remaining unreleased until now.  Frankie Yankovic sings on all of them including "Dreaming Waltz," "You Are My Sunshine," "Oh How I Miss You Tonight," "Roseann Polka" & many more.

Website:  www.walterostanekband.com
Contact:  Walter Ostanek, 41 Geneva St., St. Catherines, Ontario, L2R-4M5
Phone:  905-684-2961

Label Website:  www.sdemusic.com
E-mail:  sde224@aol.com
Write:  Sunshine Diversified, Box 652, West Seneca, NY, 14224



"35th Anniversary" - The Hobos
DVD version-only.  About 41 minutes of vintage & up-to-date footage of this Slovenian funtime band from Cleveland, Ohio.  The video starts off with The Hobos 1977 performance on "The Gong Show" hosted by Chuck Barris and finishes with some more recent performances at several locations around Cleveland.  Enjoy the Hobos instrumentation with boom-ba, tuba, washboard, washtub, drums & button boxes.  And have plenty of beer on hand because "The Hobos will be drinking all your beer (and whiskey, too!)"  DVDs are $15 including shipping.

E-mail:  donn@windstream.net
Write:  Hobos, P.O. Box 582, Geneva, OH  44041
Phone Phil Yann:  440-474-4344


"Concertina Hero" - The Concertina All Stars
"Good Time Polkas" - The Varitones Band
More Polish-style CDs come in from Sunshine Records.  The Concertina All Stars CD contains 17 tracks from the second release of this band from Buffalo, NY.  The Varitones Band CD has 14 tracks by "Arizona's Hottest Party Band."  You can pick both up and/or many more directly through Sunshine's website below.

Sunshine Records Label Website:  www.sdemusic.com
E-mail:  sde224@aol.com
Write:  S.D.E., P.O. Box 652, West Seneca, NY, 14224

Concertina All Stars Website:  www.nickelcitydave.com/varitones
The Varitones Band website:  www.freewebs.com/buffaloconcertinaallstars



"This Is Honky" - Rich Raclawski and the All-Star Honky Band
Rich has assembled an all-star "Honky" band to back him up as he celebrates his 30th year playing concertina in the polka industry.  14 mostly instrumental tracks make up this Polish style release.

Website:  www.rcrescent.com
E-mail:  rsrclawski@att.net
Write:  Rich Raclawski, 8340 S. Golden Fields Dr., Oak Creek, WI  53154
Phone:  414-570-9908




"Kikiriki" - Brave Combo
The band celebrates it's 30th birthday with this new release that they even admit is a "strange album."  You can always expect something different from this band from Denton, Texas.  12 tracks.  Get more details about the CD, band, more recordings & videos at the links below.

Website:  www.brave.com/bo
E-mail:  office@brave.com
Brave Combo on  YouTube
Write:  Brave Combo, P.O. Box 233, Denton, TX  76202



"Polka World" - Mike Surratt and the Continentals
30 tunes are included on this 2-disc set from this band from Maryland.  The tracks feature a variety of styles & rhythms of "world music" as performed by just 3 musicians headed up by Mike Surratt.  Visit their website for more details about the group and other recordings available.

Website:  www.polkasarecool.com
E-mail:  mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com
Write:  Eclectic Coalition Records, P.O. Box 418, Glenn Dale, MD, 20769




"The Best of the D.T.O. - The 5th Decade Volume 4 - Button Box Magic!" - Dick Tady Orchestra
The fourth and final release in their Best of series, this one features 24 tracks (including the introduction & DTO's trademark "chaser") of Slovene style polkas & waltzes performed on the button accordion.  Among those selections are 3 newly recorded tracks ("Mr. Magic Polka," "La Bella Luna Waltz (Margie's Song)" and the very beautiful "In the Garden Waltz (Hymn)").  Be sure to pick up the band's other Best of CDs Volume 1 - American - Slovene Style Polkas & Waltzes, Volume 2 - All Time Requested Hits! and Volume 3 - American - Slovene Style Polkas & Waltzes.  CDs are $15 plus $3 shipping.  Visit their website for more details.

Website:  www.dicktadyorchestra.com
E-mail:  dicktadydto@verizon.net
Write:  Richard A. Tady, 152 Cambridge Dr., Harwick, PA, 15049
Phone:  724-274-5247


"The Best of" - Dick Pillar and his Polkabration Band
This recording presents 25 tracks of Polish style polkas, waltzes & obereks beginning with 6 tracks from the 1960s, 8 tracks from the 1970s, 8 tracks from the 1980s to the present plus 3 bonus Christmas tracks.  Get more info at his website below.  CDs are $15 plus $3.50 shipping.

Website:  www.dickpillar.com
E-mail:  pillarent@aol.com
Write:  Dick Pillar, 36 Occum Lane, Uncasville, CT, 06382
Phone:  860-848-8171



"Play Me the Waltz of the Angels" - George Suhon
It's been awhile since George's previous release of original songs Polkas That are Out of This World.  12 tracks of familiar polkas & waltzes including the very popular radio favorite "The Waltz of the Angels" and the slow country waltz title track.  CDs are $15 plus $1 shipping.  Ask about his many other great polka & variety recordings as well.

Website:  www.suhon.com
E-mail:  george@suhon.com
Write:  George Suhon, 598 Dry Ridge Rd., West Alexander, PA, 15376
Phone:  724-484-0215



A Tribute to the Best
"Like No One Else Could" - Johnny Krek
"The Wizard of the Accordion" - Bobby Homovic
These releases contain rare live performances of these 2 artists and their bands dating back many, many years ago.  Johnny Krek's CD contains 24 tracks of mostly polkas & waltzes.  Bobby Homovic's CD contains 22 tracks (23 songs) of mostly variety tunes (9 polkas & waltzes).  CDs are $15 or purchase both CDs for $25.

Send to:  Jeff Podurgiel, 3 W. Adair Dr. Lot 15, Norristown, PA  19403
Phone 484-944-4782
E-mail Jeff Podurgiel








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