This film hosted by myron floren is a comprehensive documentary about the life and 50year career of grammy award winner frank yankovic, an extraordinary american musician and performer. He has played all the major ballrooms across the country. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The liner notes of columbia cl 6307 frankie yankovics original all time hits. He also worked with many polka bands throughout the usa, canada, and europe.
The polka music being played outside the church was also quite appropriate. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Strike up the music the band has begun the pennsylvania polka pick out your partner and jo. Yankovic was the first polka artist to score a millionsell. The peak years of americas polka king are poorly represented on cd, which makes this twodisc set of frankie yankovics complete standard radio transcriptions an essential document of his early years as a columbia recording artist.
Frankie yankovic, polka king, his yanks, remington. Considered americas polka king, frankie yankovic, helped popularize polka music in america while releasing more than 200 polka singles. Frankie yankovic obtained the title of americas polka king after beating duke ellington in a battle of the bands at the milwaukee arena. Songs featured include several hits from the peak of his career during the 1940s and 50s. Singing partners include chet atkins, weird al yankovic, and, my favorite, drew carey. If you are not a polka fan but want to own one funtolisten to polka album, this is the one. In fact, in 1948 yankovic won the first of his three titles as america s polka king. At thirteen, joey met and began performing with americas polka king, frank yankovic, thus beginning an association lasting over 35 years. Music profile for frankie yankovic, born 28 july 1915. Frankie yankovic americas polka king the year was 1915. Frankie yankovic and his yanks americas polka king. In accordance with the directives of government and health authorities, we have temporarily suspended operations. In fact, in 1948 yankovic won the first of his three titles as americas polka king three times running when the competition was new.
In this book, i have tried to tell the honest story of frankie yankovic, the foremost musician in american polka history. The night frank yankovic came to town featuring roger martindavid allan coe 2. This is a onehour documentary on the career of one of the most beloved entertainers in the. It was that first recording session with frank that made up my mind.
Chicken dance the original party music classic by polka. This album pairs americas polka king, frankie yankovic, with a series of other stars in duets. For americas polka king, as frank yankovic was affectionately known, mondays funeral was appropriately large, with approximately 700 people packing st. Frank yankovic, the hardworking singer and accordionist who was crowned the polka king at a polka contest in milwaukee in 1948 and was known by. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Known as americas polka king, he was the premier artist to play in the slovenian style. Frank yankovic, longreigning polka king, is dead at 83 the new. Frank yankovic was the first polka artist to score a million selling single in 1948 just because. It spans a matchless range of human experience, from matters of the heart sinatra bemoaning a lost love in the wee small hours of the morning to the political protest of country joe and the fish. You know the ones the 1,009 different beatles unofficial biography dvds out there that are low budget. The brewhaus polka kings perform german, slovenian and other standard. Americas polka king featuring accordion great joey miskulin and several other guests.
This is an album that is great to listen to on long drives in the car. Known as america s polka king, he was the premier artist to play in the slovenian style. Frankie yankovic july 15, 1915 davis, west virginia october 14, 1998 was a polka musician. Frankie yankovic polka videos walter ostanek polka band. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in bohemia, now part of the czech republic.
He is not related to fellow accordionist weird al yankovic, although the two have collaborated. Andy and rose yankovic, parents of three young daughters, welcomed their only son into the world. Davis, west virginia would go down in history as the birthplace of americas polka king, frankie yankovic. Known as americas polka king, yankovic was the premier artist to play in the slovenian style during. One of the most popular polka artists in the country and the leader of a unique danceband combination, frankie yankovic here presents eight of the tunes that have brought him nationwide fame. Americas polka king dvd since this is the first dvd on the polka king, i was expecting a bunch of blurry, low quality production videos thrown onto a disc and called a documentary. Frankie yankovic greatest polka hits torrents yourbittorrent. Songs featured include hits from the 1940s and 50s, such as blue skirt waltz, beer barrel polka, just because and dance. He was the first to win a grammy for best polka album when the category was created in 1985. Frankie yankovic pennsylvania polka lyrics musixmatch. Known as america s polka king, yankovic was considered the premier artist to play in the slovenian style during his long career. America s polka king dvd since this is the first dvd on the polka king, i was expecting a bunch of blurry, low quality production videos thrown onto a disc.
Some readers may feel it is too frank and revealing and that it may damage the polka kings image and, therefore, the struggling polka culture. America s polka king, frankie yankovic, featuring joey miskulin on accordian. Polkas, frankie yankovic, biography, discography, photos, music. Americas polka king is a documentary that takes a comprehensive look at the life and career of the american. Weird al yankovic alpocalypse now and then exclaim. Considered americas polka king, frankie yankovic, helped popularize polka music in. Yankovic modernized the folkdance music of central and eastern europe for. The original party music classic by polka king frankie yankovic by frankie yankovic. During the late 1940s and 1950s, nearly everyone who listened to the radio or watched television had heard of frank yankovics music. More frankie yankovic greatest polka hits available on the site. Eddie blazonczyk, a grammy awardwinning polka musician who began playing the lively music in the 1950s and went on to earn the nickname polka. Yankovic modernized the folk music of central and eastern europe for american audiences.
Download frankie yankovic greatest polka hits fast and for free. This single could have been recorded in 1942, before yankovic enlisted. The 43 best polka songs for weddings 2020 my wedding songs. Listen to songs by frankie yankovic on myspace, a place where people come to connect, discover, and share. The polka king adds to this mix one of the most complicated characters when it comes to sympathy and what determines a good or bad person. Canada, europe, and the united states, including numerous performances. Polka remains a popular folk music genre in many european countries, and is performed by folk artists in the czech republic, poland, germany, austria, slovenia, switzerland, finland and to a. Don garbor, the arranger of the tune, bought the and continued to release this and other yankovic singles from 1948 and on. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from frank yankovic at the discogs marketplace. This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the life and career of american polka king frank yankovic. Albums include groundhog day, 25 polka greats 25 of the greatest polka tunes ever, and blue skirt waltz charlie was a boxer. Marys church on holmes avenue in the collinwood neighborhood of the city to say one last goodbye to the legend. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. In 1990 he recorded the bestselling tuition videodvd accordion styles and techniques.
Yankovic, known as americas polka king, the biggest record selling polka artist of. The real story of frankie yankovic and his music bob dolgan on. Frank john frankie yankovic july 28, 1915 october 14, 1998 was an american accordion player and polka musician. Yankovic, frankie songs of the polka king volume 2. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Yankovic, who had a contract with columbia records,took a chance insisting that joey be allowed to record with the band. Read on wikipedia edit history talk page print download pdf. Americas undisputed polka king, frankie yankovic did more to popularize. Grant and the boys have traveled with frank yankovic as his milwaukee band. See also sheet music, accordion books, video tapes, and souvenirs. Frankie yankovic july 28, 1915 october 14, 1998 was a polka musician from the united states. American popular music is the sound of countless louis armstrongs sharing the music in their souls. The polka is originally a czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout europe and the americas. Frankie yankovic frankie yankovic july 28, 1915 in davis, west virginia october 14, 1998 in new port richey, florida was a grammy awardwinning polka musician.1242 1498 251 19 968 561 152 113 1 1566 1279 1170 1439 23 765 864 960 1454 967 715 1318 1105 1502 437 90 597 78 1395 10 106 1515 1148 1066 574 409 1424 332 206 1151 642 1252 614 287 75 408 1164 446