Frank Yankovic & Friends: Songs Of the Polka King  (The Ultimate Collection) CD - Preorder

Frank Yankovic & Friends: Songs Of the Polka King (The Ultimate Collection) CD - Preorder

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“People talk a lot about alternative music, but polka’s the only alternative out there right now, so polka players are the hippest of the hip.” -Weird Al Yankovic(said just a few days before he recorded with Frank)

In 1986, it seemed only fitting that Yankovic won the first ever polka Grammy Award on Cleveland International Records(produced by Joey Miskulin and the mysterious Dragutin Razum)for it was he who had for so long bridged the ethnic gap between polka and the popular music forms which the Grammys represent.

It is Frank Yankovic who perfectly blends the ethnic roots of polka music with popular influences, presenting a package that all of America can enjoy. Songs Of the Polka King collects songs and artists fitting for the King. Weird Al Yankovic duets with Frank on Who Stole the Kishka while Drew Carey duets with Frank on the Too Fat Polka and Joey Miskulin, Yankovic’s protégé, does the moving, award-winning “For Old Time’s Sake Waltz”. Even now, as polka in America has evolved into many different regional, ethnic, and generational variants, it is Yankovic who remains the undisputed champion. And he did it all still with the same warm, regal smile which benefits the people’s king that he is and forever will be. This is an album all ages will enjoy singing and dancing to.

Track Listing:


1. INTRODUCTION-W/ COWBOY JACK CLEMENT

2. JUST BECAUSE-W/ LITTLE JOE HERNANDEZ

3. WHO STOLE THE KISHKA- W/ WEIRD AL YANKOVIC

4. HOOP-DEE-DOO-W/ RIDERS IN THE SKY

5. BLUE SKIRT WALTZ-W/ CHET ATKINS AND MARGARET BAILEY

6. TOO FAT POLKA- W/ DREW CAREY

7. CLEVELAND THE POLKA TOWN-W/ POLKA ALL STARS

8. THE BEER BARREL POLKA-W/ CHAS AND DAVE

9. IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER-W/ EDDIE BLAZONCZYK

10 THE BAR ROOM POLKA-W/ COWBOY JACK CLEMENT

11 ZIVILI BRACE’, ZIVILI SESTRA-W/ JOHNNY KRIZANCIC

12. FOR OLD TIMES SAKE-W/ JOEY MISKULIN

13. THE NIGHT FRANK YANKOVIC CAME TO TOWN-W/ DAVID ALLAN COE & ROGER MARTIN

14. THE PENNSYLVANIA POLKA-W/ GARY CHAPMAN

15. HEY LITTLE SWEETHEART-W/ LENNY GOMULKA

16. MY MELODY OF LOVE-W/ BIG CHUCK & LIL’ JOHN/EDDIE BLAZONCZYK

17. MILWAUKEE POLKA-W/ COWBOY JACK CLEMENT

18. THAT SILVER HAIRED DADDY OF MINE-W/ DON EVERLY

19. I WANNA CALL YOU SWEETHEART-W/ LISA SILVER & JOEY MISKULIN

20. BABY DOLL POLKA-W/ LYNN MARIE RINK

21. PLAY, PLAY YOUR ACCORDION-W/ A TRIBUTE TO FRANK YANKOVIC NARRATED BY TONY PETKOVSEK

22. THE YANKOVIC MEDLEY-W/ ZEKE AND CHARLIE AND THE GANG

23. **BONUS TRACK**WHO STOLE THE KEESHKA-W/ KINKY FRIEDMAN