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Songs of the Polka King
Frank Yankovic
Songs of the Polka King
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Frank Yankovic
Title: Songs of the Polka King
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleveland Int'l
Original Release Date: 10/17/1996
Re-Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Europe, Eastern Europe, Nostalgia, Easy Listening, Oldies, Ballets & Dances, Polkas
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 709522101522

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Frankie at his best!
Bill Smythe | Chicago | 10/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this CD, along with Volume Two of the same title, Frankie Yankovic outdoes himself. The performances are energetic and the recordings are superb. In the liner notes to Volume Two, we find that "Frank Yankovic is now 82 years old and in frail health" (he died about a year later). The accordion parts on this CD were performed, I believe, by Frank's faithful sidekick of at least 30 years, Joey Miskulin. But, on most of the tracks, Frankie still performs the vocals himself, and kicks in with his trademark instrument, the solovox organ. On most tracks, some vocals are also contributed by various other artists who have gathered together to salute the greatest polka performer of all time. Volumes 1 and 2 of Songs of the Polka King are Yankovic's best efforts ever."
Good purchase for good listening
Bill Smythe | 02/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not a rehash, this is good stuff for us thirsty Polka fans"
Zivili brace, zivili sestra
Susan E. Wood | Rochester, MI USA | 03/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On St. Patrick's Day everyone wants to be Irish, and listening to this album may make you wish you were Polish. Even if you don't know how to polka, it's almost impossible to stay still when you hear these joyous, infectiously bouncy dance tunes. Frankie Yankovic and a lot of guest stars, including Drew Carey and Weird Al Yankovic (his son, I presume?) sing these old favorites with great gusto.I bought this album because my fiance was talking nostalgically about the ethnic music programs he used to hear on the radio in his childhood, back when local radio really was local, and not homogenized Clearchannel pop. This music brings back a lot of great memories."