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New Recording

Patty C and the Guys - Toe Tappin' Tunes

Release date: February 15, 2017


Limber your legs and set your hands a-clapping' as Patty C and the Guys present their first album, Toe Tappin' Tunes. You'll enjoy classic polkas and waltzes performed by one of today's most requested polka bands in the Cleveland area. Patty picks songs you know and love and presents them to you with her delightfully danceable button box style. Get on your feet with the best of the Cleveland sound.


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DAVE WRETSCHKO - The Best Of Dave Wretschko

Our Town and other Cleveland-Style Polkas and Waltzes

Release date: March 14, 2017


As longtime musicians with the band we are pleased to bring to you along with John Hasper of "Our Town and other Cleveland-Style Polkas and Waltzes" presenting the best recordings performed by Dave on accordion enhanced with a great measure of musicianship through the years giving you that snap happy polka beat along with a smooth enjoyable waltz the "Wretschko Way". So sit back, relax and enjoy Dave's unique style and rhythms with a blast from the past through this recording giving many hours of listening enjoyment once again performed by The Dave Wretschko Band.  Polka Lovers enjoy as we present  "The Best of Dave Wretschko".


Musically Yours - Denny Bucar & John Gerl



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Walter Ostanek and Friends - Plays Kenny Bass and his Polka Poppers

Release date: July 18, 2017


Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek has won 3 Grammy Awards. He is still ongoing. Walter released his first album in 1964. Over the years Walter has released more than 100 albums sharing his love and passion for Cleveland-Style Polkas and Waltzes. This recording Walter Ostanek and Friends plays Kenny Bass and his Polka Poppers has Walter Ostanek and others playing 24 songs that Kenny Bass played during his career. A nostalgic tribute CD that would benefit the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. It's Happy Polka Time, just like the original Bass recordings with some truly great artists such as Dick Sodja and Dick Flaisman. This 2017 production brings some of the best variety and quality musicianship including Joey Miskulin and Ron Sluga. Enjoy the best of Bass with Walter Ostanek and Friends including the all time hit, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain".


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The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame & presents

George Staiduhar - Favorites by George GSCD-001

Release date: October 06, 2017


The music of George Staiduhar is unmistakable -- a bright sound, a solid beat, and, oh, that virtuoso finger-work. You know George when you hear him. It's a breezy and effortless polka style that has earned him the admiration of dancers and fans for more than sixty years - as well as a Grammy nomination and lifetime honors in the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. George is also one of the few artists on the Cleveland-Style scene to write his own compositions. For the first time, you can enjoy the best of his Original polkas on one album. "Favorites by George" gives you twenty-five reasons to love his music even more.


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Zeke & Charlie And Friends - just A Jolly Group From Cloveland KRCD-001

Release date: November 22, 2017


The CD from Zeke & Charlie has not been available for a long time. But with this reprint of is the beautiful album available again. With Church Chant, We're Just A Jolly Group From Cleveland, Dummy Model and Going Home.


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Ron Pivovar - Tales From Otter Creek RPCD-002

Release date: February, 2018


For the first time on CD here is the Tales From Otter Creek Recording. This album was the first of Ron Pivovar's Otter Creek button accordion Series.


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New Recording

Ron Pivovar - Classic Country ... Polka Style RPCD-004

Release date: May, 2018


An Otter Creek Button Box Special "Classic Country...Polka Style" New recording with unforgettable songs from Bob Wills, Don Gibson, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and other great Country artists.


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Ron Pivovar - The Best From Otter Creek RPCD-003

Release date: October, 2018


Just released a new recording by Ron Pivovar called The Best From Otter Creek. This Otter Creek button box compilation has 24 songs. More than 1 hour polkas and waltzes. Ron Pivovar made 13 Otter Creek recordings in total. Ron will be awarded in November with the Trustees Honor Roll from the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.


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The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum presents

Various Artist - Polka Fun-Raiser Volume 2


Release date: November 22, 2018


More than 1 hour classic Slovenian & Cleveland-Style Music on a new compilation CD from the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. With 25 outstanding tracks including Walter Ostanek, Dick Tady, Eddie Rodick, Frank Stanger, Eddie Rodick, Joey Miskulin, Eddie Habat, Frankie Yankovic and Johnny Vadnal.   


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Through The Years Volume 3

Button Box Selections


Release date: January 16, 2019


The Hank Haller Ensemble was one of the leading polka bands from the Cleveland area. Hank played different styles of polkas and waltzes. Cleveland, Slovenian, German, Oberkrainer and Bohemian Style. Through the years he also made a number of beautiful button box recordings. Featuring Fred Ziwich, Ron Pivovar, Joe Grkman, Ken Umeck and Fred Sernal, the Hank Haller Ensemble recorded a number of unforgettable songs. Through The Years Volume 3, with 22 button box selections in the unique and very characteristic style of Hank Haller  


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An Otter Creek Button Box Special

Ron Pivovar

Rure Country

Mountain Recording 19417000317

Release date: May, 2019


This album is a departure from anything Ron Pivovar have recorded in the past. His primary instrument is the diatonic accordion (button box). Although he have always played country music, his forte has been the polka World. Most of these songs are from the Golden Age of Country Music, the 1940's and 50's. Great standards including: Walking After Midnight, Big Bouquet Of Roses, Cold Cold Heart & Pick Me Up On Your Way Down.


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Remembering AL MEIXNER

Okrogla Polka and other Button Box Recordings SPCD-001

Release date: November, 2019


Al Meixner was born on november 16, 1948 in the Lehigh Valley town of Coplay, PA. He started his professional career at age 11. Al became well known on the diatonic button accordion. Al produced many recordings, including polkas & waltzes. This album has more than 20 of his button box recordings. Al Meixner died on april 09, 2019.


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