Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
22 of the Greatest Polkas
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
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Just a cut below the very best
Bill Smythe | Chicago | 05/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Myron Floren is one of the world's most accomplished accordionists. When he was on the Lawrence Welk show, his performances were backed up by clapping and stomping from the entire Welk orchestra. His solo CDs, such as this, do not generate quite the excitement you might expect, although several other instruments supplement the accordion here. This is a decent CD, but there are no lyrics on any of these tracks, and little variation in tempo or style. More fun can be had from Joey Miskulin, Eddie Blazonczyk, Jimmy Sturr, and Frankie Yankovic, to name a few."
A decent compilation of the Welk era
Tom Andrews | West Chicago, IL United States | 09/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD of 22 polkas, is a compilation of a few albums that appeared from the early 60s through 1975 on the Dot and Ranwood labels. On a few of the tracks, Myron is backed by the Welk band, and if you hear a second accordion player, chances are that it is being played by Lawrence Welk himself.....an example would be on Helena Polka. There is a part where Lawrence is playing the melody lead and Myron is playing some arpeggiated runs behind him. If only they would release Volume 2! This CD nonetheless highlights Myron's virtuosity as an accordionist, and the uniform excellence of his work from this time period."