5/5/2009 Dig Up The Roots


A small portion from a collection of regional polka 78's and LP's. Music from such push button hot spots as New Ulm, New Prague, St. Cloud, Hastings and the Twin Cities themselves. The phone rang off the hook during this program - it must have hit a regional nerve.

The 2 exceptions in this mix were Minneapolis band The Wallets with their freak-out breakdown Gonznoi Polka from 1983. One of the funniest Mash-ups I have heard: Scottish accordionist Sir Jimmy Shand teamed up with rapper 50 Cent, gave us our last selection.

Playlist Tracks: 
The Graniteers - Good Morning Polka
Album: On The Rocks; Label: Oxboro
Ted Johnson's Scandinavian-American Recording Orchestras - Bor Du Hemma Hos Din Mama? (Do You Live At Home With Your Mother?) / Kalle Pe
Album: Gammaldans! Old Time dance Music; Label: Nordvest
Andrew Walter Walter Eriksson's Orchestra - Polka I Kaffestugan
Album: Happy Tunes Scandinavia; Label: Colonial
Blue Barron and his Orchestra - Open The Door Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M
Clem Brau - Josephine
Album: 78 RPM; Label: SOMA
The Globetrotters - Hurdy Gurdy Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia
Jolly Jack Robel - The New Okey Dokey Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca
Louie And His Old Time Band - Village Tavern Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury
Harold Picha and his Band - Sev Widman Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: fm Recording Co
The Pinetoppers - Big Parade Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Coral
Plehal Brothers - Jolly Lumber Jack
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca
The Polkateers - Oriental Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M
The Deutschmeisters - Black John Polka / In The Concertina Mood
Album: Polkas Waltzes; Label: Golden Wing
Val-Taro Musette - Madness Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia
The Babe Wagner Band - Putzig Polka
Album: The Babe Wagner Band, New Ulm, Minnesota; Label: Pleasent Peasant
Les Schuft and the Country Dutchmen - Gary's Polka / North Star Rouser
Album: It's Polka Time; Label: Red Rose Records
Jolly Lumberjacks - My Wife, She Is Happy Polka
Album: Live and Lively At THe Prom Center; Label: SOMA
Jimmy Jenson - Little Grass Shack / Scandinavian Hotshot
Album: The Swingin' Swede; Label: Pleasent Peasant
Bob Mastel - Julida Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites
The Cards - Musicians Come Play Polka
Album: New Ulm's Greatest Vol 2; Label: Polka Favorites
Eddie Skeets - Tinker Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites
Albert Mikesh - Sausage Polka / Happy Farmers Polka
Album: Accordion Duets; Label: M Records
Chieleski Brothers - Up The Hill Polka / Wipe Out
Album: Danceland InStereo; Label: Sentinel Records
The Wallets - Gonznoi Polka
Album: Catch A Falling Star; Label: Spiffola
The Polka Beats - Folsom Prison
Album: Variety On Wheels; Label: PB Records
Six Fat Dutchmen - Too Old To Cut The Mustard Polka
Album: Polkas: Greatest Hits Vol 2; Label: Dot
Sir Jimmy Shand vs 50 Cent - 50 Bluebells
Album: Mash-Up; Label:
Air Date: 
May 5, 2009

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