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...
Since I started looking for concertina music on YouTube a few years ago, I've been seeing Josh Eidsor. He's 19 or possibly 20 years old now -- and he's a very good concertina player! I hope he sticks with it!
In 1930, "Pilsen Polka" was the first record that Romy Gosz played trumpet on, after only six months on the instrument (after switching from piano)! What a great, original sound. Rooted in european folk music but with a contemporary awareness of Duke Elllington and popular music of the day.
Here is a 1946 re-recording of the traditional Bohemian tune, with Romy leading the group:
A more recent version, with Jerry Minar on concertina: