It has been the music of the hard-working, blue-collar folk for years. It is these people that love, listen, sing, and play the music.
By no means does that make the music any less valuable. If anything, the polka became more valuable. Polka music creates a special feeling and atmosphere for those who listen to it. It is their heritage, their enjoyment, their culture, and their life. Besman, Jim. Oct 25, VolIssue 39, p Nov 7, Christgau, Robert. May 7, Comier, Valerie. June 9, Greene, Victor. Los Angeles: University of California Press, Gomulka, Leonord. Personal interview.
May Professional musician in the Polish polka field. Gora, John. Personal interview, May Hartwich, Karl. Professional musician since in the Dutchmen style polka field. Horak, Terri. Aug 3,VolIssue 31, p Polka Happiness. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Jerebek, Michelle. Professional musician since in the Slovenian, Dutchmen, and variety style polka field. Lange, Ted. October Professional in the Polish and German-Bavarian style polka fields. Leary, James. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, March, Richard.
Deep Polka: Dances Music from the Midwest. Washington DC: Smithsonian Folkways, Siwiec, Edward. Sowd, David. July Volek, Alan. Professional Polish musician, substitute for many bands and a regular in his family band, New Tradition. Volek, Jeff. The Beginning The polka originated in Bohemia which is now part of the Czech Republicaroundby a young peasant girl.
Through the Years When immigrants settled in the United States, they formed communities with people from the same country. Form of the Polka The polka most often has three parts, varying between at least two different keys the most common keys are tonic and dominant. Future of the Polka Musicians and fans of polka desperately hold onto the traditions that have been established through polka music.
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Adamczyk played clarinet and saxophones; Durlak played clarinet. Adamczyk recorded in late Decemberright before the Petrillo ban was due to hit; he was responsible for Rondo and Durlak's session was squeezed in on the last day of the year, leading to Rondo and But the company was not in a huge hurry to release their sides, holding them till December In the meantime, Ken Griffin had arrived.
Rondo wanted Gene Heier to cover the waltz, which he did on Rondo and redid with a vocal, or got an overdub, for Rondo Did the company ask the composer for a new version? Adamczyk, to our knowledge, had not seen the inside of a studio before. Steve E. Adamczyk was born in Chicago in ; his mother and father, Stephen and Lottie Adamczyk, ran a grocery store at 36th Street and Marshfield Avenue.
He began piano instruction with the Felician Sisters of Saints Peter and Paul, moving on to study clarinet and saxophone. In his teens, he formed a band that played parties and weddings. When he graduated from Quigley Preparatory High School, he intended to become a Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Missbut changed his mind and enrolled in Sherwood Music School.
He started the Hungry Four in the early s, and had expanded the combo by the time he signed with Rondo. Before Rondo started getting his singles out, Adamczyk's Hungry Five were already recording for Capitol BillboardFebruary 25,p. The Five had soon compiled so many sides for the bigger company that in Capitol released a inch LP on them.
Capitol probably did the LP because Adamczyk's somewhat later band, the Hungry Six, had taken on a high profile in the polkasphere. These Hungry Six were undercounted: they actually numbered two clarinets—Steve Adamczyk and Walter Ganiec—plus trumpet, accordion, piano, bass, and drums. Besides fast, Chicago-style polkas, Adamczyk's group with known for its obereks.
Adamczyk was a mentor to younger polka musicians in Chicago, including Eddie Blazonczyk. Inhe was inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame.
He disbanded his group inwhich gave him more time to serve as choir director at Saints Peter and Peter and Paul; he was also the church's organist for 40 years.
Hamill, "Steve E. Joseph P. Durlak was born in Chicago on May 1,growing up in the Cragin neighborhood. He got his start playing Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar - Extended Versions: The Encore Collection C clarinet and singing in the quartet led by Eddie Zima.
He was even more of a neighborhood performer than Adamczyk, holding a day job for many years at Zenith Radio. The one advertisement for a Durlak Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss that we've found in the Southtown Economist a reliable source for gigs by everyone from Lawrence Welk to Ann Gilbert to Sax Nouvelle Vague Conformist Like Your Parents - Asilo, Tzara - Splitfrom February 6,changes his first name to "John.
InRondo recorded the four major varieties of polka—German, Czech, Slovenian, and Polish—but it didn't try to hold onto its Chicago-based performers. The Chicago polka bands went to major labels such as Capitolto polka specialists with a national scope notably, Danaor to smaller Watch The Sun Go Down - Killing Joke - The Act Is Done specalists like Lil Wally Jagiello's Jay Jay label.
Rondo never developed an interest in Eastern polka, which went for more of a big band sound; this had been the province of larger independents like Sonora and Continental, and smaller outfits like Harmonia. Rondo's artists were recruited out in polkaland proper—they were overwhelmingly from Wisconsin.
Although Rondo maintained a significant piece of its polka band catalogue until the company was sold, and put out 2 LPs on Rudy Plocar, Bard and Lany seem to have made a decision, as Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss around, to scale back their polka activity.
Where just a few months earlier, Rondo had been poaching bands from Chord and Pfau, now Pfau, Tell, Radiant, and new Wisconsin specialist labels such as Polkaland which was open for business in Februaryand may have started the previous year and Potter starting in would be taking artists away from Rondo. Not long after the company was launched, Rondo made a first tentative move into the "race" market, as R and B was then called. Two singles, one scarce today and the other even scarcer, are known to have come out of it.
We used to think, following Fancourt and McGrath and other blues experts, that these items were done inwhen the remaining items in the series, Rondo throughwere released. But the evidence of the studio band, of the variety of label used, and of the matrix numbers all point to an earlier time. We now have further confirmation from the company's first trade-pape ad Cash BoxSeptember 9,p. Lil Mason was a veteran club performer when Rondo picked her up. She cut her first recording session for OKeh on December 18,with accompaniment by Little Brother Montgomery at the piano and Ransom Knowling on the bass.
As happened to quite a few made as tastes were changing and the Melrose operation was going into decline, nothing from it was released. In November, she was back at the Club. We had dated Lil Mason's session in Septemberbut Kingdom Come - Rendered Waters that we have placed Robert Crum's Tony Cook - Tony Cook EP at Bachman for Gold Seal " matrix numbers through around September 7, we know it had to have been done a little earlier.
Lil Mason's session also preceded the second for Jimmy Blade matrix numbers through The lyrics were, umm, not suitable for radio play. After her Rondos came out, she would be regularly billed as Lil "Upstairs" Mason. William Shaversthe pianist who Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss the band on this date, appears to have spent just a couple of years on the Chicago scene.
He is not Spanish Rose - Van Morrison - Blowin Your Mind any of the Local contract lists from William Shavers first shows up in Local Board Meeting minutes on April 19,when his "indefinite" contract Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss the Garrick Stage Bar was accepted and filed.
Now referred to as "Bill" Shavers, he filed an indefinite contract with Tin Pan Alley on September 6 of the same year. As Bill Shavers, he shows up again in the Local Board Meeting minutes on May 16,posting an indefinite contract for relief nights at the Downbeat Club. There were no mentions of him in, or In Februaryshe appeared at Ralph's Club Madison. April saw her at the Hollywood Rendezvous Indiana.
Clybournwhich would be her home throughout much of the s, always with that tag, "Upstairs. InMason made her last recording apparently there had been none in betweena rpm single for the Streetcar Craft label.
Mason died in obscurity on 21 February other sources give 19 February as the date. She was 70, but the obituary wrongly reported her age as The matrix numbers are in the same series Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss those on Noller and Straub's Rondos, on the one Marsh McCurdy we presently have a matrix number for, on several of Elmer Ihrke's earliest recordings, and on all of Jimmy Blade's.
From other evidence see our Gold Seal Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss we have concluded that all of these were done at Myron Bachman's Studio. Rondo was released in September and the release date for was no later than the beginning of November One of the mysteries still surrounding the company is whether there was a Rondoand, if there was, who was on it.
Until or so, Rondo generally avoided leaving gaps in its release series. Had the Lil Mason sides come out from a company with the right sales and distribution personnel, they still might have gone nowhere.
With what in September was a rudimentary distribution network and a sales force with no experience catering to African-American record buyers, Rondo didn't Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II a snowball's chance.
Besides the mention of Rondo in the September 9 Cash Box ad, we have found two advertisements for and November 8, and January 10,from a piano, music, and record store in Indianapolis that was promoting Rondo for its keyboard records especially those by its in-house performers, Ruth Noller and Ada Straub. Such ads couldn't move Lil Mason platters. Some copies of Rondo were pressed on vinyl and sold in model Rondo sleeves, indicating that when Rondo revived the series, it tried again.
But the new pressings still carried the style labels. Apparently Rondo hadn't used up its first print run on those Rondowhich was never re-pressed and is only on shellac, is an extremely rare release. Inwe could finally report on it with the help of Tom Lukowicz. Although "The Buggy Ride" is in two parts, they were not labeled as such on the record. All four of these sides are worthy of reissue attention. Rondo also tried stories for children in a single-digit series.
These, we may surmise, were not competitive with Uncle Don on Sonora later snapped up by Varsity or with a slew of other offerings from the majors and from children's specialty labels. Through the end of its second year, there was nothing in Rondo's output of polkas, waltzes, piano and Hammond organ solos, and spoken word items to make it much bigger than Pfau, the Milwaukee-based polka specialist.
When Harold Pfau established the company that bore his name, probably inhe was opening the first commercial recording studio in Milwaukee. Except maybe that Rondo packaged some of its earliest 78s into albums, and Pfau never got to that point. Rondo and Pfau were getting exactly the same level of attention from the trades: zero. There'd been two items on Rondo in Cash Box in ; came and went without a solitary story about Rondo in the trade papers.
During the next 6 years in Chicago, it was Griffin who kept Rondo's lights on and its bills paid. Sixty years later, Rondos keep right on showing up at estate sales and in second-hand stores across the USA and Canada. So many of these bear Griffin's name that veteran collectors Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss realize that Rondo recorded anybody else.
Kenneth W. Griffin was born in Columbia, Missouri on December 28,and grew up in Colorado. Originally a violinist, he taught himself to play the pipe organ in a movie theater; Sincere - Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2010 got plenty of experience accompanying silent movies during the last couple of years before talkies came in.
Inhe became an early adopter of the Hammond organ. From the middle of through the beginning of he served in the US Army. On his return to civilian life, Griffin landed a gig playing the organ in a restaurant in Naperville, Illinois, moving on to a beer garden and a restaurant in Aurora, then to regular appearances on local radio station WMRO.
ByGriffin was working regularly in clubs and restaurants in Chicago. Rondo wasn't the first company to want to record him; as we will see, it was the second or the third. But when Griffin got going with Rondo, in the last quarter ofhe scored a monstrous hit for the company, and would reign as its top artist from then on. Griffin's singles were all in the series, which kept on going through the company's Chicago period, reaching Rondo One suspects that Bard and Lany came to see the s as starting in April Which merely serves to underline how he transformed the company's prospects.
Griffin recorded 8 solo organ titles for the Chicago Recording Studio on August 20, we know these specifics because CRS and Rondo would become entangled in a Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss of Dickensian duration over the publishing rights to "You Can't Be True, Dear," a pop tune by two German songwriters that had been classified as "alien property" during World War II.
The Broadcast label of the late s and early s had no connection with the s operation that specialized in bootleg or sonically altered doowop reissues.
So he brought a 6-cut demo to Rondo, which signed him to do another 8-tune Y Viva España - Various - All Time Party Favourites, covering some of the same pieces he'd already done at Chicago Recording Service. Legend has put the session on December 31,but we aren't buying that.
Griffin's first six instrumental releases on Rondo carry matrix numbers from Universal Recording, and the Us see our Vitacoustic page date to September In other words, Griffin most likely cut for Rondo before his first Broadcast 78 had even Brother - Maarten Mittendorff & Jasper Wolff - Zero Zero Five released.
And, as we will see below, he'd cut his demo in a studio session before his outing for Broadcast. Griffin launched his Rondo career with a strange pair of singles: Rondohis original instrumental recording, and Rondoa souped-up version of "You Can't Be True, Dear," featuring crooner Jerry Wayne, who had been handed some lyrics hastily jotted in English so he could dub them over the instrumental.
We used to think that was actually released first, but a J. Bard company ad in Cash Box February 28,the first since Daymare Dreamer - Boris Werner - Daymare Dreamer EPalready refers to Rondo as a hit.
It mentions Rondo as an upcoming release, and doesn't refer to Rondo Griffin signed a two-year contract around the time that Rondo was released. In any event, the vocal and instrumental renditions sold smartly, and both sides of shot way up the pop charts. So Rondo and stepped, hard, on Broadcast Adding to the insult, Julius Bard and Dave Dreyer, who had fitted those lyrics in English to "You Can't Be True," started a music publisher called Biltmore, copyrighted the tune with the new words, then sent Broadcast a telegram demanding payment of all the publisher royalties on "You Can't Be True.
Rondo promptly released two more records from Griffin's first session, as and Now what? The Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss Petrillo ban was on, and Griffin was a member of the Musicians Union. Rondo bought a little time with Elmer Ihrke playing medleys of hymns, on Rondo, —also packaged as a 3-pocket album.
In one of the company's first ventures away from shellac, R, The Golden Album of Hymnswas pressed on plastic. The sides, of course, had also been recorded during the previous year. In JuneRondo took out an ad in Billboard to promote two of its next three Ken Griffin releases: and We assume that came out a little earlier. An advertisement that same month from Kuras Furniture store in Ludington, Michigan on the eastern shore of the lake, at the other end of what was then a busy car and rail ferry running from Manitowoc suggests seven Rondos—four Ken Griffin releases and three Rudy Plocars—as Father's Day presents.
Rondo andhad a, well, interesting origin. Some copies of "Every Little Movement" UBM-R carry the date July 21,in the trail-off shellac, but it has an R suffix, for "remastered," and the remastering obviously took place when and were being prepared for release.
There is a tiny bit of studio ambience on "Polka Pops" and its session mates, suggesting the organ was being recorded through a microphone. By the time he took up with Rondo, Griffin insisted on hooking his instrument up intravenously to the control board, a practice he would continue during his years with Columbia. Rondo andthen, must be the demos that Griffin initially brought to Bard and Lany.
The matrix numbers on them carry an M suffix, which probably stands for Masterthe house brand established by Egmont Sonderling of United Broadcasting. He would use it in and to sell sides from companies that had recorded with him and failed to pay their bills. Rondo was now in a bit of a spot. The company had a huge hit. Griffin's records were flying out the door and he could reel off tune after tune in the studio. Except… the second Petrillo recording ban was being enforced with some vigor in Chicago.
Rondo had used up the 12 sides at its disposal. To make matters worse, its competitor Broadcast, now itching for revenge, had more Griffin masters on hand than Rondo did. And Rondo couldn't expect much help from its polka offerings. The company still had a few of his masters in the vault, but the top draw in the series, Rudy Plocarhad been lured away by Mercury. Rondo temporized by dubbing vocals on top of more instrumentals that it had previously issued singers didn't have to join the Union.
Between Rondo and Rondothere were all of seven Ken Griffin sides: six vocal retreads and one solitary instrumental. The instrumental, Griffin's original tune "Bumble Bee on a Bender," was apparently the last usable side from his demo session; it appeared on Rondo Rondo picked up an old sweet-band side by Lang Thompson, done several years earlier for Eli Oberstein's original Varsity label, to serve as a coupling for "Bumble Bee.
The company also re-pressed Rondo by Cosmo Teriput it together with reissues on Rondo and of four sides that Elmer Ihrke had recorded in September and Octoberand bundled them up as a 3-pocketed album titled Merry Christmas Melodies Rondo R But Rondo had to start calling on other musicians to fill Sandstrand - Gaetano - Past Days E.P. its series.
So, all of a sudden, there were a whole bunch of Rondo s not featuring the organ. The Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss probably picked Trim Trim Troelala - De Glazenwassers* - De Glazenwassers masters wherever it could, including some that expired on release; we still have multiple gaps to fill in the series.
For instance, Cash Sincere - Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2010 May 22,p. Julius Bard took off to Europe at the end of June, looking for partners to distribute Ken Griffin records. Returning Stateside at the end of August, Bard announced that he had signed a deal with Pacifica French company headquartered in Paris, and that a deal with an unnamed Italian company was in the works.
From Pacific, Rondo had licensed 15 masters by Armand Bernardwho led a chamber orchestra BillboardSeptember 4,Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss. We are not sure whether Rondo put out some of the Bernard sides inor waited untilwhen it assembled 8 of them into a inch LP. We also don't know what Pacific did with Ken Griffin; the only Pacific releases of Rondo material that we've been able to locate were the polka sides by Przybylski.
In AugustRondo tried a modest reclamation project, as its once-celebrated competitor Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Missalready in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, slid toward liquidation. On August 21,Billboard reported that Vitacoustic was trying to placate its creditors by selling off blocks of unissued masters. The only items to change hands, however, were two sides by crooner Jack Carrollsubmerged in a hulking, string-laden studio band led by one Bill McCrae.
Vitacoustic had cut these at Universal Recording in Septemberbut just two sides from the 8-tune session had seen release. Murray and Rose bought the master, along with "Time to Dream" for a B side. Although this Billboard story didn't mention where they planned to take the record, in a Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss while Murray and Rose persuaded Bard and Lany to release it, on Rondo On September 4, p.
Rondo apparently came out in October ; there was some kind of production trouble with "Sleepy Town," which had to be remastered by Egmont Sonderling's Master Records and carries the date "" in the trailoff vinyl.
The Hollywood strings and, umm, soporific vocals on the Carroll record failed to excite Rondo's base, and the record soon fell out of the catalogue.
Rondo passed on further offerings from Vitacoustic, which was ordered liquidated on October 23,followed by an unsuccessful attempt, on April 28,to auction off most of its remaining masters. Don Pablo's Orchestraa Latin band out of Detroit, was responsible for 12 singles, all slotted in between Rondo and Don Pablo's usual lineup was 10 pieces: 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 4 saxes, piano, bass, and Latin percussion. When he was 16, a minister agreed to sponsor his education at a music college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He played piano and organ, wrote Eko Ile - Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Afrodisiac lot of the music including the band's theme song, Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss Mercury Waltz"and took Guy Lombardo and Wayne King as models.
The band mostly worked in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. When the war ended, he reassembled his band and worked clubs, hotels, and ballrooms in Detroit and in Ohio. The band played for a total of 11 years at the Palm Beach Gardens in Detroit.
He couldn't break into the music scene there, so he ran the security office at a condominium complex until he retired in The Don Pablo sides were mostly cut in Detroit. Around Januarynot getting offers from other labels, he started a company called Latin-American, which had 10 releases out by March. Soon its distribution was in the hands of Dicchia Industries, in Owosso, Michigan.
Soon after that Dicchia had its own label, Vargo. At the beginning of Vargo put out a slew of Don Pablos, some previously on Latin-American, some not. Then Vargo cut a deal with Rondo Billboard. September 4,p. The transaction obviously took place because by the second half of Rondo had much better distribution than Vargo. The Don Pablo sides were leased to Rondo, not sold outright. By Augustwhich might have been when a Rondo option on any of his new recordings Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & MissDon Pablo had a new release out on Latin-American outside the Eddie Zima And His Orchestra - Who Said So Polka / Hit & Miss deal.
Latin-American 35 was a rendition of "Crazy Words," a number his band had played in BillboardAugust 13,p. This post-Rondo Latin-American series would continue into Also included in the Vargo deal were batches of sides made by Country and Western bands based in Michigan. These, so far as we know, were original Vargo recordings. The Kentucky Corn Crackers, who worked under several different leaders, had been regularly featured on Detroit-area radio since the early s.
Rondo didn't hesitate to mix and match with the material it acquired: the couplings on the Charlie Jones Rondos are often different from the couplings on the Vargos. Jones made his reissue debut with Rondoa nice Western Swing offering reviewed in Billboard on January 1, There was another Western Swing record on Rondo Although there were probably more Charlie Jones Rondos, only his series of square dance records Rondo, and would later rate a listing on Rondo sleeves. We haven't located an original Vargo for these two sides, though we are pretty sure there was one.
The band was active in the Detroit area, and Vargo by Elton Adams has turned up, with matrix numbers and adjacent to those on Rondo There might also have been a Rondo to go with Vargo Oklahoma and her Westerners worked in the Detroit area, then secured a residency at the Saginaw Bar, West Saginaw Street in Lansing, Michigan where newspaper notices put them all the way from March through the end of April We haven't seen the Vargo original but it's out there somewhere.
She played bass. She was married to Tony Gray Tony Gray played accordion. He had an accent. I can't place what it was Tony Gray wasn't his real name" p. According to Maki and Cady, Weston missed the Vargo session for some reason, but Lynn "Rosebud" Gailey played "take-off" guitar he mostly played steel guitar around Lansing and Larry Heath was responsible for rhythm guitar on the session.
On leaving the Saginaw Bar, Oklahoma, Tony, and the band wandered for a little while we can spot them in Howell, Michigan, not far from Owosso, in the summer of By the end of the year, Oklahoma and crew were working in Green Bay and De Pere, Wisconsin, two places where their Rondo and lots of other Rondos were in circulation. After we lose sight of the group. Online search is not facilitated by the fact that Oklahoma named herself after a state, and that a different Tony Gray played accordion in the dance bands led by Jerry Gray.
Finally, there was a vocal group called the Four Dukes. Giannaris, Neal Patterson, Robert A. Andrews, and Donald Wright. ByWright had been replaced by Joe Cole. Reportedly 11 sides by the Dukes were in the transaction, and we know of four that appeared on Rondo. Since the Dukes had more singles out on Vargo, we suspect further releases on Rondo as well. Rondo showed an interest in just about anything Vargo could offer—except its polka bands.
It was bottom-feeding season. Vitacoustic had gone broke, Sonora had shed its record division, and another mid-sized New York-based company, Majestic, had filed for bankruptcy. In OctoberRondo made a deal as offers were being entertained for other Majestic properties. Ten masters by the George Olsen Orchestraa Mickey Mouse band, had supposedly been recorded for Olsen but not transferred to his old label, Majestic, before it went broke.
Another Olsen single was released as Rondo So far as we know, Rondo did not bid on Olsen's 22 sides that had seen release on Majestic, or on 2 in the company's possession that had Ого-го, Коза, ого-го, сєра - Древо & Володар - Володар, одчиняй ворота! Зберімося роде ч.1 been released.
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