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2016. www.polkas.nl - 03739 Jávea, Spain.

Polkas.nl & Hank Haller Enterprises presents

Hank Haller Through The Years 1 - Polkas Haller Style - 80th Birthday Album

 

 

 

OUR HAPPY GANG POLKA

KOMINICEK POLKA

HAPPY HANK'S POLKA BAND

IN OLDEN TIMES POLKA

CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA

SCHATZIE POLKA

DAHEIM MIT OBENDRAUF POLKA

ALPINE HELEN POLKA

NO BEER IN HEAVEN POLKA

MY FUNNY FRIEND POLKA

HANK AND FRANK POLKA

NA MARTINOVO POLKA

PAJAMA POLKA

IMMER WENN DIE MUSIK SPIELT POLKA

REPETE POLKA

PEPPER AND SALT POLKA

SWISS FESTIVAL POLKA

FORESTER POLKA

JUNGGESELLEN POLKA

OKTOBERFEST POLKA

YU-PI-DE POLKA

MUSIKANTEN PLAY OUR SONG POLKA

SLOVENIAN GREETINGS POLKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANK HALLER ENSEMBLE

 

THROUGH THE YEARS VOLUME 1

POLKAS HALLER-STYLE

80TH BIRTHDAY ALBUM

 

Polkas.nl HHCD-001

(2016)

 

 

 

 

Credits

Hank Haller Ensemble

 

Recorded at:

Marjon International Recording Studio

Engineer - Johnny Krizancic

 

Audio Recording Studios

Engineer - Vlad Maleckar

 

Produced by Hank Haller

Digital CD mastering - John Hasper

 

© John's Music, Hank Haller Enterprises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polkas.nl & Hank Haller Enterprises presents

Through The Years Volume 1 - Polkas Haller-Style, 80th Birthday Album

 

Release date: February 11, 2016

 

CD sales:

Hank Haller, 27672 Royal Forest Drive, Westlake, OH 44145

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, www.polkafame.com

Joe Godina, Spotlight Int. www.spotlightintl.com

www.jimmykpolkas.com

www.jbswart.nl

www.polkas.nl

 

Presenting Hank Haller's 80th Birthday Album

Hank Haller has one of the leading polka bands from the Cleveland area. Hank is specialised in so many different styles of polkas and waltzes - Cleveland, Slovenian, German, Oberkrainer and Bohemian - it amazes me!  His style is so characteristic that many of us now speak of the "Haller-Style", a great compliment. Late in my "polka life" I discovered the music of Hank Haller from my Uncle Johan. In his polka collection he had a large number of Hank's LPs, singles, cassettes and CDs. I was very lucky and touched as I inherited his entire music collection. It is with great pleasure that I listened to all of Hank's superb music in my Uncle's collection; the unique and recognizable style, and excellent arrangements immediately made me a fan. So I started to research and learn as much as I could about Hank and his music. I came to realize that my Uncle's collection was not complete so it became my goal to complete it. I discovered that Hank started playing in the 1950s and that his first recording was in the 1960s. Since then at least a quarter of a million recordings of his music have been sold! Finally in 2009 I had the opportunity to see Hank play live. As usual, I was late arriving but walked in to the room just in time as Hank had announced that his next song would be "Zivila Braca, Ziveli Sestre" or "Long Live Our Brothers, Long Live, Our Sisters" which was the polka hit of Johnny Krizancic, who had passed away in April 2009. While introducing this song, Hank said that he was proud that he had recorded numerous songs with Johnny Krizancic over the years at Marjon International Recording Studio. After the show I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Hank. He found it very interesting that someone from The Netherlands collected all his music and put it on a website. Since this first meeting I have had the chance to get to know Hank and see him as often as I can. During our last meeting he mentioned about celebrating his 80th birthday. So it is my great pleasure to produce this wonderful Jubilee CD on the polkas.nl label. Hank has been and continues to be one of the most requested and respected ensembles in polka music. I am so proud and happy to call him my friend, and to share his great music with you.

 

Happy listening!

John Hasper

www.polkas.nl

 

 

About Polkas.nl

Since 2007 polkas.nl has been "on the web". Since it first was launched this web site has grown to the largest polka web site in the world. It has more than 1,000 web pages containing information about polkas and the musicians that have been so involved with this style of music. The polkas.nl web site is owned by polka enthusiast John Hasper, avid collector and promoter of Slovenian and Cleveland-Style polkas. The site is mainly based on his large polka collection.

 

polkas.nl  -  press release

 

     Through The Years Volume 1 - Polkas Haller-Style, 80th Birthday Album

01  OUR HAPPY GANG POLKA (Instrumental)

02  KOMINICEK POLKA (Instrumental)

03  HAPPY HANK'S POLKA BAND (Vocals by Hank Haller)

04  IN OLDEN TIMES POLKA (Instrumental)

05  CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA (Intrumental)

06  SCHATZIE POLKA (Instrumental)

07  DAHEIM MIT OBENDRAUF POLKA (Instrumental)

08  ALPINE HELEN POLKA (Instrumental)

09  NO BEER IN HEAVEN POLKA (Vocal by Hank Haller & Dave Gorski)

10  MY FUNNY FRIEND POLKA (Instrumental)

11  HANK AND FRANK POLKA (Vocals by Ken Umeck & Hank Haller)

12  NA MARTINOVO POLKA (Instrumental)

13  PAJAMA POLKA (Vocals by Jerry Krocek and Ken Umeck)

14  IMMER WENN DIE MUSIK SPIELT POLKA (Instrumental)

15  REPETE POLKA (Instrumental)

16  PEPPER AND SALT POLKA (Instrumental)

17  SWISS FESTIVAL POLKA (Instrumental)

18  FORESTER POLKA (Instrumental)

19  JUNGGESELLEN POLKA (Vocals by Hank Haller)

20  OKTOBERFEST POLKA (Instrumental)

21  YU-PI-DE POLKA (Vocal by Hank Haller & Dave Gorski)

22  MUSIKANTEN PLAY OUR SONG POLKA (Vocals by Ken Umeck & Hank Haller)

23  SLOVENIAN GREETINGS POLKA (Instrumental)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C L I C K   H E R E

HANK HALLER ENSEMBLE

Sampler from Through The Years - Polkas Haller-Style

1. HANK & FRANK POLKA

2. IN OLDEN TIMES POLKA

3. PAJAMA POLKA

4. CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA

5. HAPPY HANK'S POLKA BAND POLKA

6. OUR HAPPY GANG POLKA

7. ALPINE HELEN POLKA

 

 

 

Listen to the music - Just click on the accordion to start the songs

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