Various Artists | Polkas for the Christmas Season, Vol. III

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Polkas for the Christmas Season, Vol. III

by Various Artists

Polkas to help celebrate the holiday season! A collection of new & old classic Christmas polkas by some of the top bands around. Nothing captures the magic of the holidays like polka music!
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1. St. Nick's Polka
Jerry Darlak & the Buffalo Touch
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2. Santa Polka
Jerry Darlak & the Buffalo Touch
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3. Christmas Shopping Polka
Jerry Darlak & the Buffalo Touch
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4. Richie's Christmas Accordion
Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men
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5. Seasons Greetings Polka
The Maestro's Men
3:15 $0.99
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6. I Want a Sweetheart for Christmas Waltz
The Maestro's Men
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7. Here Comes Santa Polka
The Maestro's Men
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8. Old Fashion Sleigh Ride Polka
Walter Ostanek
2:20 $0.99
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9. Ting-a-Ling a Jingle
Walter Ostanek
3:08 $0.99
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10. Merry Christmas Waltz
Walter Ostanek
3:09 $0.99
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11. Home for Christmas Polka
Walter Ostanek
2:20 $0.99
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12. Merry Christmas Polka
Steel City Brass
2:15 $0.99
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13. Caroling, Caroling
Steel City Brass
2:40 $0.99
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14. Pezda Sanki Do Kosciola
Steel City Brass
2:33 $0.99
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15. Merry Christmas Waltz
Steel City Brass
1:47 $0.99
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16. Joyous Christmas Polka
Jan Cyman & the Musicalaires
3:00 $0.99
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17. Twinkle Tinkle Polka
Jan Cyman & the Musicalaires
3:43 $0.99
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18. Sliczna Panienka
Stephan Kaminski
3:38 $0.99
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19. Some Gifts Waltz
Stephan Kaminski
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A collection of Christmas polkas, waltzes and obereks played by some of the best polka bands in the industry, including:

- Walter Ostanek, "Canada's Polka King," 3 time Grammy Award Winner & 21 time Grammy Nominee (Tracks 8 - 11)

Link to Walter's Grammy Award Profile:

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/walter-ostanek

- Jerry Darlak & the Touch, 3 time Grammy Nominee (Tracks 1 - 3)

Link to Jerry Darlak & the Touch's Grammy Award Profile:

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/jerry-darlak-touch

- Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men, 1 time Grammy Nominee (Tracks 4 - 7)

Link to Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men Grammy Award Profile:

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/dennis-polisky-maestros-men

- Steel City Brass with Justin Kohan & Meri Beth Jones (Tracks 12 - 15)

- Jan Cyman's Musicalaires (Tracks 16 & 17)

- Stephen Kaminski (Tracks 18 & 19)

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Multiple International Polka Association ("IPA") Hall of Famers (the highest individual honor awarded to a musician in the polka music genre) appear on this album, including:

- Walter Ostanek, "HOF 1983"

Link to Walter's IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/walter-ostanek-living-category-inducted-1983/

- Jerry Darlak, "HOF 1997"

Link to Jerry's IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/jerry-darlak-living-category-inducted-1997/

- Mike Nowakowski, "HOF 2004"

Link to Mike's IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/michael-nowakowski-living-category-inducted-2004/

- Jan Cyman, "HOF 2013"

Link to Jan's IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/jan-cyman-deceased-category-inducted-2013/

- Dennis Polisky, "HOF 2007"

Link to Dennis' IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/dennis-polisky-living-category-inducted-2007/

- Jackie Libera, "HOF 2003"

Link to Jackie's IPA Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.ipapolkas.com/blog/otw-portfolio/jackie-libera-living-category-inducted-2003/

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About Walter Ostanek:

It is through this special kind of hard work and dedication throughout the 50 + years that Walter has managed many memorable accomplishments.

Recorded 100 albums since “Gay Continental Dance Party”, in 1963.
Recorded 24 45rpm singles.
37 consecutive years of performances at Oktoberfest in Kitchener, Ontario.
Countless T.V. Telethons, Local Charities, Gyro-Lions, Rotary, March of Dimes Clubs, Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Local & network T.V. shows.
Appeared aboard cruise ships: SS Norway, SS Vera Cruz, SS Costa Riviera.
Five tours to Hawaii.
Tour of Italy, Austria, Slovenia, and Holland.

Walter has had the privilege of appearing with some of the world’s most famous celebrities. Some of his most memorable performances included; Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Country Music legends, Ray Price, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, Razzy Bailey, Slim Whitman, John Conlee, Charley Pride, Tom T. Hall, T.G. Shepherd, Tommy Hunter, & John Mc Dermott. Walter also has fond memories of working with Lawrence Welk, Myron Floren, Daniel O’Donnell, Accordion great, Dick Contino, and of course Walter’s personal hero, America’s Polka King, Frankie Yankovic.

http://walterostanekband.com/the-walter-ostanek-story/accomplishments/

Walter has been recognized for his achievements with several prestigious awards and citations, including:

21 Grammy Award Nominations; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Grammy Award, Best Polka Album, “35th Anniversary”, 1992.
Grammy Award, Best Polka Album, “Accordionally Yours”, 1993.
Grammy Award, Best Polka Album, “Music and Friends”, 1994.
Order of Canada Award April 26, 2000.
Star on Canada’s Walk Way of Fame, Toronto, Ontario Canada June 1, 2001.
Only Canadian to be inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio, November 26, 1988.
Only Canadian to be inducted into the International Polka Association, (I.P.A), Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois, 1983.
Musician of the Year, Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame, Cleveland Ohio, 1990.
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, (SOCAN), Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, Cleveland Ohio, 1999.
Long Play LP’s “Polka Stadia” volumes I & 2 inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame November 25, 1989.
Album of the Year Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame 1993, 1995, and 2004.
Band of the Year, Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, 1993.
Song of the Year, IPA Award, Chicago Illinois, 1990.
Doctor of Law Award, Brock University, St.Cathairnes, Ontario, Canada.
University of Hard Knocks Hall of Fame, 1991.
Gold Record Award from ARC Recording Co., Toronto, Ontario.
Silver medal for one-hour Christmas Special, in which over 200 other shows were entered.
Best Oktoberfest band award, Kitchener-Waterloo: First prize 20 years, Second prize 2 years.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest President’s Award, 2005.
Honoured with Keys to the Cities of: Collingwood and Wiarton Ontario, Youngstown and Euclid, Ohio, U.S.A.
Dedicated “Walter Ostanek Pavilion”, Montebello Park, St.Catharines Ontario.
Man of the Year, P.O.P.P Youngstown Ohio, 1984.
Iron World Minnesota Hall of Fame, 2000.

http://walterostanekband.com/the-walter-ostanek-story/awards/

In addition to being an IPA Hall of Fame member, Walter was also honored as a "lifetime achievement award recipient" by the National Cleveland Style Polka Music Hall of Fame.

Link to Walter's National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame Profile:

http://www.clevelandstyle.com/walter~ostanek.html

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About Jerry Darlak & the Touch:

Jerry Darlak & the Touch, dubbed "America's Party Polka Band" has been an integral part of the polka music scene for many years.

The Touch have toured the USA over the years, from Las Vegas & Arizona to New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and everywhere in between!

The members of Jerry Darlak & the Touch are some of the finest polka musicians in the nation, and have been recognized as such:

Jerry Darlak won a GRAMMY Award for "Best Polka Album" as a member of the nationally recognized Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones polka band. In addition, he is a 3-time GRAMMY nominee with his own band, Jerry Darlak & the Touch. He is also a member of the International Polka Association's ("IPA") Hall of Fame as well as the World Concertina Hall of Fame.

Tadj is a 3-time GRAMMY nominee with Jerry Darlak & the Touch. In addition, he was also inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

Mike Nowakowski, himself a 3-time Grammy nominee, is also an inducted member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

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About Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men:

Performing together since 1996, Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men have become one of Polka Music's most respected bands, as evidenced by their being named "Favorite Band/Instrumental Group of the Year" by the International Polka Association ("IPA") of Chicago, IL an astounding 12 times from 2002 - 2014!

Dennis Polisky, the leader of the band, has been inducted into the IPA's prestigious Hall of Fame (2007) and he has earned the recognition as one of the best clarinet players in the polka field today. Dennis has played on 4 GRAMMY winning recordings while a member of Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra!

Jackie Libera has also been inducted into the IPA's prestigious Hall of Fame (2003).

The band's album "Decade" was awarded "Favorite CD" of 2006 by the IPA of Chicago, IL.

The band's album "Don't Stop The Music" was awarded "Favorite CD" and "Favorite Song" of 2009 by the IPA of Chicago, IL.

The group has received numerous rave written reviews and was voted "Band Of The Year" by W.A.R.E. radio. Their recording release with feature song "Hooray For The N.Y. Yankees" has received recognition from major newspapers including the Connecticut Post and New Haven Register.

Their diverse repertoire include selections of a variety of music including: Polka, Obereks and Waltzes, Swing, Dixie, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Fox Trot, Big Band, Italian, Irish, German Oktoberfest, Line Dances.

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About Stephen Kaminski:

Stephen Kaminski is an established composer and music producer and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Film Scoring. His original music can be heard on all major television networks. He also composes original music for live orchestras, as well as short films, advertising, DVD ROM games and documentaries.

As an artist, he has performed with many groups, all over the world.

http://www.stephenkaminskimusic.com/index.html

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