Tuesday, February 13, 2018

German marches

I haven't posted for a while, but be assured, I have been enjoying plenty of polkas, waltzes, marches and laendlers.

Here we have some classic german marches, with lyrics!
Don't let the military connotations spoil it for you. Most of these lovely tunes pre-date the horrors of the 20th century.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Polka Dan Zantek

Blow Musik is based in San Francisco. We find that there's a lot of great polka music happening in other parts of the world. Today's subject, Polka Dan, is from Alaska!



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ernst Mosch Rarities!

It's September! Oktoberfest season is just a couple of weeks away!

Here's an Ernst Mosch documentary to get you in the mood.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Romy Gosz: Svestkova Alej, aka The Prune Song, aka We Left Our Wives at Home

Svestkova Alej is a Czech song that recalls fondly the days of eating plums with a sweetheart... "but you cheated on me, plums now have no value.  There have been english versions: "The Prune Song" or "We Left Our Wives At Home".



still performed in Czech land:




And finally, the great Elmer Scheid! Apparently in a closet at a Denny's in a mall somewhere...



Friday, May 5, 2017

Tex-Czech, Circling Pigeons

Have I posted this before? Can't hurt to post it again, what a great recording!


Mark Rubin has a worthy article on Tex-Czech music
Denis Svatek's most recent podcast has a great album by the Gil Baca Orchestra. Wise, wonderful, human music!