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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. All of the material on this two-CD set is at least 30 years old, but the sound quality is a cut above some other similar re-releases on this label. It is almost worth the price just because of Ach du Lieber Augustin on disc two. That track, by Whoopee John Wilfahrt, originally appeared on a rpm single around The tuba player is in top form, perhaps inspired by the lyrics, "Und vhen the tuba goes oompah so schweet, my heart will ahnswer with each oompah beat".
I wish more of these 45's could be found, for it is rare these days for Whoopee John tracks to sound decent most are taken from 78's recorded in the s. Many of the other artists' contributions to this collection leave a lot to be desired. The Frankie Yankovic tracks are thin and distorted, compared to that artist's superb original releases, and some of the other polka bands are nothing to write home about to begin with.
There are several serious dropouts beginning on track 16 of disc two. Maybe it's just my copy; if so, and if you get a good copy, it might be worth an additional half-star or so.
I miss those. My best friend bought this for me 18 years ago; you can't be sad when you listen to a polka! I wore the set out.
I was so thrilled when I could get another one after so long of a time. God bless you, Amazon, you keep us dancing and smiling! Add to Cart. Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure. We work hard to protect your security and privacy.
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See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Audio CD, January 30, "Please retry". Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Show details. Ships from and sold by Jimmy K Polkas. One might say the dances were the most socializing events besides the bowling events during the week. For six years , the Hi-Toppers Orch. As the lifestyle changed so did the dance entertainment.
Many years ago when the rural folks had a chance to gather for a dance, they made the most of it by celebrating most of the night. At many dances in the past, the band would play two Paul Jones songs during the evening. Paul Jones is the name used for mixer dances popular throughout the years. The whistle would be blown again and each man would dance with the lady who happened to be next to him.
This would be repeated five or six times until the song ended. Currently, a Paul Jones is seldom played at dances. One explanation could be that at festivals, with larger crowds, the participants would not feel as comfortable exchanging partners as they would at the smaller more frequent community gatherings. It would be an over-statement to say that the Chicken Dance has replaced all of the above special dances.
Many of the dancehalls had a stage and benches around the perimeter. Often the perimeter benches could not accommodate all the dancers, so some simply stood on the dance floor until the band played the next set.
Drinks were served in a nearby room or in a separate building for the management did not want to run the risk of a sticky drink spilled on the waxed dance floor. During the warmer months the dancers would enjoy their drinks while visiting outside of the non-air conditioned halls during band intermissions. As time passed and society became more sedentary, tables were placed in the dancehalls so people could relax, socialize, drink and dance the evening away.
The added tables usually limited the dance space, while the drinks were still purchased in a side room. It was during the s and earlier, when the purchase of liquor by the drink had not been legalized, that the dancers would bring bourbon whiskey in a bottle to enhance their enjoyment.
At the first Saturday of the month dances Burger Ball during the s at Echo Hall in New Braunfels later Eagles Hall , the ladies would bring a box of homemade sandwiches or snacks for the dancers to consume at midnight in the basement located under the stage entrance on each side of the stage. The band usually played from 9 p. The basement was closed to the public in later years when the Fraternal Order of Eagles Society turned the basement into a private club and the side entrances were boarded over.
Gruene Hall hosted mostly polka and waltz dances during the early s when the Gruene settlement had become a Ghost Town.Dec 10, · Saturday, December 6, Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center 5th Annual Gala Honoring Texas polka bands of the past La Grange, TX One of the band's most popular tunes: Mildred Polka.