Frankie Yankovic | Greatest Hits

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Eddie Blazonczyk Jimmy Sturr Walter Ostanek

More Artists From
United States - Minnesota

Other Genres You Will Love
Easy Listening: Polka World: Polka Moods: Mood: Upbeat
There are no items in your wishlist.

Greatest Hits

by Frankie Yankovic

Frankie Yankovic is back with his unmistakable voice that puts the pep in these classic polka's like the Hokey Poky Polka and Charlie Was A Boxer.
Genre: Easy Listening: Polka
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Bye, Bye Baby Polka
Share this song!
X
2:42 $0.99
2. Andy's Jolly Hop Polka
Share this song!
X
2:50 $0.99
3. Red Lips Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:46 $0.99
4. Golden Pheasant Polka
Share this song!
X
2:42 $0.99
5. Petite Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:59 $0.99
6. Charlie Was a Boxer
Share this song!
X
2:47 $0.99
7. Clarene Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:47 $0.99
8. Euclid Vets Polka
Share this song!
X
2:39 $0.99
9. Dreamers Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:55 $0.99
10. Frances, Darling Frances
Share this song!
X
2:39 $0.99
11. Hokey Pokey Polka
Share this song!
X
3:05 $0.99
12. Tony's Polka
Share this song!
X
2:19 $0.99
13. Night After Night Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:36 $0.99
14. Flute O'phone Polka
Share this song!
X
3:00 $0.99
15. Josephine, Please Don't Lean On the Bell
Share this song!
X
2:34 $0.99
16. Bar Room Polka
Share this song!
X
2:53 $0.99
17. Vadnal Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:48 $0.99
18. Hurray Slovenes Polka
Share this song!
X
2:42 $0.99
19. When Your're Away Waltz
Share this song!
X
2:51 $0.99
20. Zivanna Polka
Share this song!
X
2:43 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From the age of 9 Frankie Yankovic showed an intense curiosity and natural talent for the button box. He would spend years practacing and refining his skills on the smaller accordian before his mother would finally buy him his first piano accordion. The rest is history. This album is dedicated to those early years on the button box. He would later go on to become a famed entertainer and road warrior tirelessly touring the country. Yankovic took his band on the road, playing a relentless schedule, as many as 325 nights annually. The constant touring and hectic lifestyle led many band members to quit.

By the 1990s, polka music had plummeted in popularity, yet Yankovic was still playing up to 200 shows a year. He was very charismatic, and his personality connected well with his audiences.

His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when he was 5 years old. His family ran a boarding house, and Slovenian boarders taught Frankie how to play the accordion. When he was a teenager, he played at dances for five dollars a night.

He served in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he recorded a country song, "Just Because", in polka style, and sold a million copies. He invited other, more skilled accordionists to join his band, "Frankie Yankovic and the Yanks". In 1948, the Yanks played for an audience of 8,000 people in Milwaukee, and Frankie became known as America's Polka King.


Reviews


to write a review