Music, Music Music CD
01) Music, Music, Music
Is My Lover Polka
03) Tweedlee Dee Polka
04) I Got Married Oberek
Wanderin' Eyes Polka
06) Let's All Have A Goodtime Polka
07) The Stars
Were Shining Polka
08) Talkin' To The Wrong Man
09) Poor Little Rich Boy
10) Chlopak, Chlopaki Polka
11) Old Age Waltz
12) Loose Talk
13) Chicago Times Polka
14) It Sure Looks Good On You
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began when Stephan Weiss, a Vienna born writer who came to the US in the 30's
and Bernie Baum, a 20 year old child prodigy violinist wrote the tune In 1950
Theresa Brewer put it on the charts at number one and kept it there for 17
Now, 46 years later, Eddie Blazonczyk's
Versatones have revived the tune, "Blazonczykized" it and made it the title cut
of their latest recording. Music, Music, Music, on the Bel-Aire label, is a
mixture of excellent Polish and catchy American tunes, including five solid
originals from the pen of Eddie Blazonczyk.
"Where Is My Lover" polka, has hit written
all over it with the dynamic horns, accordion/concertina drive and Polish vocals
that will bring up those polka goose bumps.
"Tweedlee Dee" polka, a remake of the LaVern
Baker and the Glider's hit from 1955, will have you singing along the first time
through. By the way, LaVern Baker was born in Chicago! "I Got Married" oberek is
one you've got to love. On this cut, and throughout the recording, the accordion
takes the left channel while the concertina has the right. They compliment each
other, pushing, hitting the riffs and gliding through the melody, while the
clarinet also musically teases the concertina.
On "Let's All Have A Goodtime" polka, Blaz
flirts vocally with the accordion and concertina, making you want to hear more.
Another solid Polish cut, it will definitely get extra plays by the
Definitely a "bandleaders" special, "The
Stars Were Shining" polka offers the expert blend of English and Polish vocals
from the polka mind of Blazonczyk.
Don't ignore the sax work in the intro of
"Poor Little Rich Boy" polka. It takes you back to the days of early Blaz,
youthful Dynatones and the dynamic Dynasticks.
The Blazonczyk rendition of "Loose Talk," an
old country standard, fits the mixture of musical stylings on this release.
Following it with the "Chicago Times" polka, done "ala Lush," brings the musical
dialogue back to the Polish roots, a tactic Eddie Blazonczyk has mastered over
Hindered by some health problems in the past
year, Eddie Blazonczyk has returned to the polka scene with a polka celebration
of Music, Music, Music. When you play this one, crank up the volume and enjoy
Eddie Blazonczyk and the Versatones, "The Nation's Number One Polka