Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chicago Waltz


Around and around and around they go...

Enjoy!


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7 comments:

jj said...

Any idea of the date of that one? Maybe 1930s? I'm guessing pre-war! Amazing.

Rockin' Jeff said...

Geez. I don't know. I was thinking more like the 60s. Probably early 70s even. It's likely that it is an updated rendition of a much older song though...

jj said...

Oh I'm sure you're right, I was just amazed at how fantastically GERMAN it is! Doubt anything like that would have been v popular in Britain in the 60s or 70s... There's a big German ex-pat community in Chicago?

jj said...

PS I just googled it and 1951 came up... very soon after the end of WW2. But I also learn that it's POLISH!! So that explains everything.


I'll get me coat... ;)

Rockin' Jeff said...

1951! I'm surprised at how early the record dates... I guess we were both off- A decade or so on either end....

Polish makes a LOT more sense. Chicago has the largest population of Polish people outside of Poland proper. More than anywhere else in the world (or so i've been told.)

jj said...

I feel silly for having mistaken the accent. Also, although the sound quality sounded like 1930s (!) the 45rpm 7" format obviously places it 1950s or later.

Here's the site I found for some info on Li'l Wally Jagiello, who was Polish thru & thru!:
http://www.polamjournal.com/polka/pdaywally.html

Thanks again for this great blog! :)

Mellow said...

It's great. JJ is right about a strong German population in Chicago too (at least until World War I I've been told). Polka music originas from middle European countries, what is now called Poland, the Czech and (East) Germany.

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