001 Jerry Romanowicz & The World's Oldest Polka Band?

Podcast Show Notes

The preview video for this show on YouTube.

00:35 The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra.

00:40 Oktoberfest's official site. I got my information from Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest (Travel Guide), which I recommend to anyone who has ever daydreamed of going there.

04:47 Jerry mentions some polka bands:

05:09 Bands Jerry was in:

06:48 Jerry talks about taking lessons with Eddie Gurzynski in Schenectady, NY.

07:25 To hear Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata played on an accordion, watch this YouTube video.

08:00 A 12 bass accordion might look something like this Hohner.

Excelsior Accordions' website includes a brief history and a nice gallery of vintage pictures and advertisements. Jerry talks about them more at 15:00.

The Roland FR-7 has been discontinued, but you can still see it on their website, and the similar V-Accordions are widely available, and very popular, too. The FR-7 is what he played on the album, It's About Time.

09:27 The RPI Field House, a.k.a. the Houston Field House at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

10:14 Tony's Polka Band

11:42 LPR stands for "Little Polka Rascals."

12:00 "Happy" Bernie Goydish ran the Lemans label and had a studio in Somerville, NJ. You can read more about him in his obituary.

14:07 We discuss the bellows shake. The videos mentioned, and many other live music videos, can be found at Chris Valcik's YouTube channel.

16:13 Falcetti Music

20:29 Polka Jammer Network

20:49 Gerry Rymanowski's show on the Polka Jammer Network is Red Hot Polkas. He also has The Polka Spotlight on WVCR with his brother, Dennis.

21:46 The "long name in German" is Aktion Sichere Wiesn für Mädchen und Frauen.

24:07 Jerry explains eastern and honky style polka.

24:55 The North Bennington Lions Club is having their Oktoberfest 10/10/15 in Colgate Park.

25:18 Uncle Marty's Tap Room doesn't show an upcoming Oktoberfest on their website at this time.


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