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Polkas.nl & The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame presents

Walter Ostanek - Today And Forever, 80th Birthday Souvenir

 

 

STILLMAN’S POLKA

JO ANN POLKA

PANDA’S WALTZ

POLKA JAMBOREE

MY LITTLE GIRL POLKA

707 POLKA

POLKA IVORIES

Y VIVA ESPANA POLKA

BERNIE’S POLKA

FRANCES DARLING FRANCES POLKA

WHY DID YOU TAKE MY HEART AWAY WALTZ

SAILBOAT POLKA

 

Bonus Tracks

IVORY FINGERS POLKA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLKA

MY CHERYL’S WALTZ

MY ADOBE HACIENDA POLKA

V.O. POLKA

LEE AND ANN’S POLKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALTER OSTANEK

AND HIS BAND

 

TODAY AND FOREVER

80th Birthday Souvenir

 

Polkas.nl

WOCD-001

(2015)

 

 

 

 

Credits

Piano Accordion - Walter Ostanek, Joey Miskulin

Button Box - Walter Ostanek

Vocals - Murray McFadgen

Saxophone - Stan Szymkow, Norm Kobal

Banjo, Guitar - Ken Senko

Piano - Joey Miskulin

Bass - Richard Ostanek

Drums - Bob Secord, Mark Habat

 

Photo - Preston Haskell

Produced by Walter Ostanek

Arrangements - Walter Ostanek

Mixed by Gary Rhamy, Peppermint Productions

 

Recorded at:

Rainbow Recording Studio, Engineer - Scott McBride

 

Earthland Studio, Engineer - Rod Morrison

 

Peppermint Recording Studios, Engineer - Gary Rhamy

 

Digital CD Mastering - John Hasper

Licenced from Walter Ostanek

© John's Music and Walter Ostanek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polkas.nl & The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame presents

Walter Ostanek - Today And Forever, 80th Birthday Souvenir

 

It’s time to celebrate the happiest accordionist anywhere! Walter Ostanek, Canada’s Polka King, marks his 80th birthday with this special collection of classic Cleveland-Style polkas and waltzes. Just listen and try to keep from dancing. When Walter performs, his joy is contagious. His music is the perfect pick-me-up.

 

Walter is one of the living legends of polka music. The three-time Grammy winner has been entertaining since his teens. He first achieved notice in the 1950s as the leader of a young generation of performers inspired by the Cleveland-Style classics – Frank Yankovic, Johnny Pecon, Johnny Vadnal, Eddie Habat and Kenny Bass. Walter’s sunny delivery was ideal for television and his popular polka show brought good-time music into Canadian homes. (One young viewer was the late comic actor John Candy. His bandleader character in the hit film, Home Alone, is a nod to Walter.)

 

Throughout his career, Walter never forgot his Slovenian roots. He was born Ladislav John Ostanek in Duparquet, Quebec, on April 20, 1935. Slovenian music was part of his childhood and friends would come from miles around on Sunday afternoons to sing and play favorite folk melodies at the Ostanek house. That tradition continued when his family moved to St. Catherines, in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula.

 

With television, radio, recordings and regular appearances at Marineland, Walter became a beloved media personality and Canada’s polka superstar. He appeared in concert with Roy Clark, the Oakridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, Slim Whitman, Tom T. Hall, Lawrence Welk, Myron Floren, and his close friend Frank Yankovic, America’s Polka King. For his contributions , Walter was one of the first inductees into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.

 

Recordings have delivered Walter’s bright and breezy polka style to fans around the world, ever since he first stepped up to a studio microphone in 1964. He will soon be releasing his 100th album. With this 80th Birthday CD, you’ll thrill to a digital re-mastering of one of his top-selling recordings along with a selection of bonus tracks. Two of Walter’s signature tunes, “Jo Ann Polka” and “Lee and Ann’s Polka,” highlight this special edition. His good buddy Joey Miskulin, best known as Joey, the Cow-Polka King, from the cowboy combo Riders in the Sky, makes an appearance on several songs.

 

Pop this CD in your player and give a cheer for Walter Ostanek’s 80th year. What better way to pay tribute to Canada’s premier polka personality than to listen and dance as Walter gives his musical all on one of the finest recordings of his career.

 

Živijo, Walter! Mnogo let!

 

Joe Valencic, President

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

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Release date: April 20, 2015

 

 

CD sales:

Walter Ostanek, St. Catharines, ON  www.walterostanekband.com

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

 

 

 

polkas.nl  -  press release

 

01  STILLMAN’S POLKA (Franca Mihelica)

02  JO ANN POLKA (Robert Collins/Richard Trotter)

03  PANDA’S WALTZ (Walter Ostanek)

04  POLKA JAMBOREE (Eddie Zima)

05  MY LITTLE GIRL POLKA (Sam Lewis/Will Dilon/Albert van Tilzer)

06  707 POLKA ((William Lausche)

07  POLKA IVORIES (Franca Mihelica)

08  Y VIVA ESPANA POLKA (Leo Caerts/Leo Rozenstaeten/Eddie Seago)

09  BERNIE’S POLKA (Joe Alise)

10  FRANCES DARLING FRANCES POLKA (James Otto)

11  WHY DID YOU TAKE MY HEART AWAY WALTZ (Bill Gale/John Kafer)

12  SAILBOAT POLKA (Eddie Zima)

 

Bonus Tracks

13  IVORY FINGERS POLKA (Ray Henry)

14  HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLKA (Milldred Hill/Patty Hill)

15  MY CHERYL’S WALTZ (Walter Ostanek)

16  MY ADOBE HACIENDA POLKA (Louise Massey/Lee Penny)

17  V.O. POLKA – Button Box (Eddie Vrscay)

18  LEE AND ANN’S POLKA – Button Box (Walter Ostanek)

 

 

 

 

 

 

C L I C K   H E R E

WALTER OSTANEK And His Band

Sampler from Today And Forever

 

1. JO ANN POLKA

2. STILLMAN'S POLKA

3. MY LITTLE GIRL POLKA

4. 707 POLKA

5. FRANCES DARLING FRANCIS POLKA

6. LEE AND ANN'S POLKA

7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLKA

 

 

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

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Joey Tomsick Orchestra

Polkatively Button Box

 

Polkas.nl JTCD-001

 

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Walter Ostanek and his Band

Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat

 

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