Visit this page to stay up to date with the latest recordings in the Slovenian, Cleveland-Style Polka field. We will list the recordings we are receiving and airing on our show (sorry you won't hear Polish, Dutchman styles, etc.). Some may be new to us, but not a latest release. We will also give you information as to how to contact the bands or musicians so you can get your own copy from them. If you have any CD's of the Cleveland-Style genre you would like played on the air, go to our "SHOW FACTS" page and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last updated: June 20, 2018
RECEIVED: JANUARY 7, 2017: Congratulations to Fred Ziwich on the 40th anniversary of his band!! To celebrate this event, the ISM, under Fred's leadership, has produced two CD's. "The Best of and Most Requested Recordings of Fred Ziwich" is one CD and "40th Anniversary Recording" is the other. 40 tunes are combined between the two discs (interesting number :) ) with a variety of styles and guest musicians. To get your copy, contact Fred at: 28454 Douglas Dr., North Olmsted, OH 44070 or by Phone: 440-734-2404 or email to: email@example.com RECEIVED: FEBRUARY 18, 2017. Patty Candela and the band have released their first CD! "Top Tappin' Tunes" is the name of it and this 15 song recording done by Patty (on button box) and her sidemen (Joe Strukel, Lenny Jacko, Mike Tucci and Denny Bucar) features some great polkas and waltzes and Patty picks songs you know and love and presents them to you. Contact Patty at 440-622-3323 or check out John Hasper's website to order this disc and find out a ton of information about the Cleveland-style polka at www.polkas.nl RECEIVED: MARCH 15, 2017. Dave Wrestschko had one of the best bands in Cleveland in the 1970's and 80's. Tunes from three of his recordings have been re-issued on "The Best of Dave Wretschko and his Orchestra". Denny Bucar and John Gerl worked with John Hasper to put together this 21 song disc. It contains many of the bands favorites and some awesome pictures and notes to read. To get your copy, contact the Polka Hall of Fame at 216-261-FAME or check out John Hasper's website to order this disc and find out a ton of information about the Cleveland-style polka at www.polkas.nl RECEIVED: MAY 6, 2017. Mike Schneider has a new, fantastic CD out for all of you polka lovers entitled "Happy Polka Day". This disc contains 14 tunes, including some originals of Mike's and some old favorites. We especially enjoy the tributes to Bobby Timko, the Mesiners and George Staiduhar. To get your copy, visit Mike's website at: www.mikeschneiderband.com RECEIVED: JULY 8, 2017. "Walter Ostanek and Friends Plays Kenny Bass" is the latest CD from John Hasper in the Netherlands. 24 tunes are featured on this recording with 13 by Walter Ostanek and his band and the other 11 by Sluga, Kravos, Klancnik, and more polka all stars. To get your copy, contact the Polka Hall of Fame at 216-261-FAME or check out John Hasper's website to order this disc and find out a ton of information about the Cleveland-style polka at www.polkas.nl
RECEIVED: JULY 14, 2017: We were pleasantly surprised to get a new CD by Del Sinchak, entitled, "In Memory of Bob "Spree" Smrecansky". This CD is 16 polkas done by the Sinchak band, along with long time drummer, and in memory of, "Spree". This is some of the best polkas that the Sinchak Band recorded. To get your copy, contact Peppermint Studios at 330-783-2222.
RECEIVED: OCTOBER 7, 2017: "Favorites by George" is the new release from George Staiduhar, a polka hall of fame Lifetime Achiever. This disc is twenty-five tunes, all written and orignially recorded by George. This is the accordion master at his finest. John Hasper helped produce this new disc. Check out John's website to order this disc and find out a ton of information about the Cleveland-style polka at www.polkas.nl RECEIVED: NOVEMBER 27, 2017: We are so happy to announce a new release from Frankie Spetich. Joe Godina has put together 18 tunes that were on either 78 or 45 records and it sounds great! These tunes help Frankie's legend live on five years after his death. "Melodies from the Past" is available by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Joe through his website at: www.spotlightintl.com RECEIVED: NOVEMBER 22, 2017: PER JOHN HASPER: Polkas.nl presents Zeke & Charlie and Friends - "Just A Jolly Group From Cleveland". CD sales: National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, www.wouterdepolkaman.nl or www.piratensingels.nl. The CD from Zeke & Charlie has not been available for a long time. But with this reprint of Polkas.nl is the beautiful album available again. With Church Chant, We're Just A Jolly Group From Cleveland, Dummy Model and Going Home. Buy your copy now! RECEIVED: DECEMBER 7, 2017: "Play 'Em Hot" is the title of the new recording by Rob DeBlander. Rob played with lifetime achievers Gaylord Klancnik and Eddie Adamic and has had his own band for two decades. This 17 tune CD is a must have for your collection and includes tunes originally recorded by Blout, Almars, and Bass, to name a few. Rob does these tunes in his awesome unique style. To get yours, call Rob at 313-565-4060 or by email at: email@example.com
RECEIVED: MARCH 31, 2018: Tony Grandovic has come out with the most versatile recording released in the polka field in a very long time. As Tony told me, people come to dance polkas and waltzes, but they want to hear other nationality music, as well. Well, he captures that thought on this new recording. 21 tunes done with the help of some guest musicians and guest vocalists. This is a must have CD in your collection. To get yours, call Tony at 724-695-0146
RECEIVED: APRIL 5, 2018: Ron Pivovar produced many recordings for his "Otter Creek" series. Along with the help of John Hasper from the Netherlands, he has now put the very first Otter Creek recording on CD. This 12 song recording features some snappy polkas and wonderful waltzes. To get your copy, contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Hasper at www.polkas.nl RECEIVED: JUNE 3, 2018: Mike Schneider has a new, fantastic CD out for all of you polka lovers entitled "The Original Collection". This disc contains 17 tunes, all of which are Mike Schneider originals, including cut #1 which has never been released before. This is a download only recording, but to get your copy, visit Mike's website at: www.mikeschneiderband.com RECEIVED: APRIL 15, 2018: Ron Pivovar has a new CD and it's a bit different, but very good. "Classic Country...Polka Style" features Ron's unique touch and instrumentation on these fantastic tunes. With a few guest musicians, this is a disc that needs to be added to your collection. To get your copy, contact Ron at email@example.com RECEIVED: JUNE 18, 2018: Tom Brusky has a new recording available, entitled, "Positively Polka". PER TOM: " The bulk of the album is comprised of instrumental polkas and waltzes performed in the Slovenian/Cleveland-style, but you'll also hear a few other polka styles as well as some amazing vocal performances and unique arrangements". There are many guest musicians and two fantastic female vocalists, Abby Broeniman and Mollie B. This recording is available for download at www.tombrusky.com . You may also purchase a CD at www.polkaconnection.com