Six Fat Dutchmen | Greatest Hits Volume 2

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Greatest Hits Volume 2

by Six Fat Dutchmen

Led by unmistakable vocals of band leader Harold Loeffelmacher, this Greatest Hits album is a wonderful collection of many of their hits that made them famous and a great homage to their signature "Oom-Pah" sound.
Genre: Easy Listening: Polka
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1. Concertina Polka
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2. Yellow Rose Of Texas
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3. Green Meadow Waltz
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4. Champagne Polka
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5. Red Head Polka
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6. Missouri Waltz
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7. Hoop Dee Doo
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8. Chopsticks Polka
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9. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
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10. Heel And Toe Polka
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11. Red River Valley Polka
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12. Mocking Bird Hill
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13. Jumping Jack Polka
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14. Champagne Waltz
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15. Sleepy Eye Polka
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16. Jenny Lind Polka
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17. Red Wing Polka
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18. Tennessee Waltz
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19. Tales Of The Vienna Woods
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20. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
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21. What Do They Do In Minnesota?
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22. Casey's Old Time Waltz
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Six Fat Dutchmen was a polka band formed around 1932 by Harold Loeffelmacher in New Ulm, Minnesota. The band was known mostly for playing the "Oom-pah" style of polka music that originated from Germany and the German-speaking areas of Czechoslovakia. They were regular performers at the then-famous George’s Ballroom in New Ulm, and were voted Number One Polka Band for seven years in a row by the National Ballroom Operators Association. Compilations of their music continue to be produced and sold, more than 70 years after the band's founding.

Like Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, the band provided the name to its musical genre, "Dutchman Music". [1] As might be surmised from the band's name, there were initially six members, but over time it grew to include about a dozen musicians. The band appeared often on a local television station in Mankato, Minnesota, and their popularity grew to the point where they played the Nebraska State Fair for 26 straight years. The Six Fat Dutchmen played the Aragon and Trianon ballrooms in Chicago, broadcasting live on radio station WGN.

They enjoyed a 14 year recording career with RCA Victor, during which they recorded 800 songs. After parting ways with RCA, the band recorded for Dot Records for ten years.

The 1995 compilation CD "The Six Fat Dutchmen's Greatest Hits" earned a 3.5 star rating (out of 5) in the All Music Guide. Another compilation, "Greatest Hits Volume 2" was released in 2006.

Some of their vintage television appearances have made their way to the popular YouTube website. Singer and saxophone player Dick Dale (not the guitarist by the same name) was briefly a member of the Six Fat Dutchmen, before he became a regular on the long-running American television variety series, The Lawrence Welk Show.

In 1990, three years after the death of Harold Loeffelmacher, he and his Six Fat Dutchmen were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

This album is a collection of there best featuring hits like "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and the "Tennessee Waltz". Enjoy!


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