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 slovenianmelodies@yahoo.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This page was last updated: May 30, 2017



RECEIVED:  JANUARY 25, 2016: PRESS RELEASE: Polkas.nl presents Walter Ostanek And His Band & Eddie Vallus Band II - "Happiness Is" Polkas And Waltzes.  This album was first released in 1993. These recordings feature Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek, with guest artist, Sam Pugliano and the Eddie Vallus Band II from Youngstown, Ohio. The songs by both bands are ones you're sure to enjoy. Walter and Sam give new life to such favorites as "Sam's Polka Party", "Stoney Hill Polka", and "Strawberry Hill Polka". The Eddie Vallus Band II features originals such as "Flaco's Polka", "I Wrote This Polka Just For You", and a song written for his granddaughter "Cayla Marie Waltz". The vocals on "I Wrote This Polka Just For You" and "Cayla Marie Waltz" are done by Eddie Wasazc and John Ross. Other songs the band features - "Mama's Holiday Waltz", "My Pretty Girl", and "Laredo Rose" - will make this CD one any polka lover will be glad to have in their collection.  Order at www.polkas.nl
RECEIVED:  FEBRUARY 23, 2016:  The Vitak-Elsnic Collection featuring Dorf Kapelle is the new CD in our collection.  Many of the tunes on this disc polka fans will recognize, but not in the style these were recorded.  It is a "different" sound, a great sound with these talented musicians and vocalists.  To get a copy, call or email them at: 855-NUMUSIC (U.S. only – toll free) or Email: info@musicpublishersofamerica.com
RECEIVED:   MARCH 10, 2016:  "Through The Years Volume 1- Polkas Haller Style".   This CD was produced by John Hasper in the Nethlerlands.  It has many tunes featuring the many different polka styles of Hank Haller.  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:   APRIL 14, 2016:  Richard Allen Michael Tady (AKA, Lifetime Achiever, Dick Tady), has produced a new CD and it is outstanding.  Dick plays all of the instruments and does vocals on the new release, "He's Back".  13 tunes, including a Slovenian Waltz Medley.  Ed Gould helped Dick Tady produce this new CD on the Corjal Label.  Dick also has a new tune, "Pesem Za Vnuk In Vnukinja Polka". To get your copy, contact Dick Tady at:  724-274-5247 or by email at:  dicktadydto@verizon.net.  Enjoy this new recording!!
RECEIVED:   MAY 16, 2016:  John Hasper, from the Netherlands, sent us three new CD's today.  What a great day!  The first is, "Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat", Walter's 100th album.  The second is honoring Ron Sluga's birthday, entitled "Happy Polka Time".  Ron has been involved with many bands, and a few of them are featured on this disc.  The final CD is "Ya Da Da", by Ron Pivovar.  All of these CD's combined contain 65 fantastic polkas and waltzes.  Get your today and 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:  JUNE 10, 2016:   Ron Sluga's second CD release of 2016 has been delivered to our mailbox.  "It's Our Day" is all of Ron and Patty Sluga's originals tunes (polkas, waltzes and pop) and it is awesome.  Ron and Patty are talented writers and of course, Ron playing and singing on them is top notch, with some fantastic musicians surrounding him.  To get your copy, contact Ron or Patty at:  ronsluga@ameritech.net or 32306 Glen Arden Drive, Willowick, Ohio 44095
RECEIVED: JULY 16, 2016: Lifetime Achiever, Fred Gregorich has teamed up with his late cousin, Steve Cihon to produce "Squeezin' Cousins".  This new CD features the music of Kenny Bass, including two former Bass sidemen, Ron Sluga and Dick Flaisman.  This excellent CD of polkas and waltzes is available from Spotlight Records and Joe Godina.  You can contact Joe through his website at:  www.spotlightintl.com
RECEIVED: SEPTEMBMER 2, 2016:  One of the young polka musicians, Johnny Koenig has a new CD out entitlted, "Blood, Sweat and Polkas".  This twelve tune disc features some of Johnny's originals, such as "Koenig's Polka" and some well-known tunes like, "Brothers and Sisters" and "Trumpet Echo".  For ordering information, visit Johnny's website at www.johnnykoenig.com
RECEIVED:   NOVEMBER 23, 2016:  "Through The Years Volume 2- Polkas Haller Style".   This CD was produced by John Hasper in the Nethlerlands.  It has many tunes featuring the many different polka styles of Hank Haller.  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:   DECEMBER 1, 2016:  "Meet Visinata" is the new release from a great variety band based out of the Canton, Ohio area.  Their second CD is a mix of ethnic and American music, including some fantastic polkas that we will play on our shows.  To order your CD, go to www.visinatamusic.com or call 330-327-9054.
RECEIVED:   DECEMBER 10, 2016:  "Christmas Memories in My Key" is a new Christmas CD by the very talented Mikey Dee of Pennsylvania.  14 tunes are done with most of the instrumentation and vocals by Mikey Dee, but he also has some great sidmen and guest vocalists.  To get your copy, contact Peppermint Studios at 330-783-2222.
RECEIVED:   DECEMBER 27, 2016:  Mollie B and Ted Lange have a new CD out with their band, Squeezebox.  The name of it is "Squeezebox By Request" and it has 15 tunes that include 3 waltzes, two ballads 8 vocals by Mollie, vocals done in English, Polish, Czech and German and a Cajun style feature.  Obviously, a wide variety of tunes by some talented musicians that also includes the mixing and mastering of the fantastic, Gary Rhamy at Peppermint Records.  To get your copy, contact Ted Lange at 419-966-3530 or by email at:  ted@squeezeboxband.com
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:  fredpolka@yahoo.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