Old Country Songs-Chet Kowalkowski/John Jaworski-Cassette


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Sliczny Zamek / Polka
Siedziala Dziewczyna / Oberek
O Goralu Nie Zapomnij / Polka
Hop Ciuk Opilem Sobie / Oberek
Rybolowcy / Polka
Synowa / Oberek
Tad Nad Wisla / Polka
Na Wojtowej Roli / Waltz
Moja Dziewczyna Krakowiak
Nad Brzegiem Morza – Walc
Szla Dziewczyna Kolo Mlyna / Oberek
Tancowala Ryba Z Rakiem / Polka
Pocozes Mnie Matulenko / Oberek

Two Polish polka purists have recently released a cassette
featuring new “old” sounds and it has been receiving raves from
both Polish and polka fans everywhere.

“Old Country Songs,” by “Chet Kowalkowski” &”John Jaworski” of Chicago, features vocals by these two polka musicians backed by the music of the Moutaineer Musicians. (Goralskie Muzykanci)

Kowalkowski, well known for this vocals with Eddie Blazonczyk’s
Versatones in the 1960’s, was the brainstorm behind this cassette
and the original concept of this collection was originated during
his childhood. He would watch his Father performing with many of
the Polish Highlanders at friends and relatives with instrumenta
tion, consisting of violin, cello, concertina and/or accordion.
Kowalkowski has attempted to simulate that style of Polish music
on this recording. Music and lyrics in this recording were compiled through the
efforts of both Jaworkski and Kowalkowski. It has been their
long time ambition to produce such a recording featuring Polish
folk tunes as played in the Polish villages many years ago.
The musicians featured on this tape have been chosen for their
ability to duplicate the music of their Polish heritage.

The “old country” flavor of this cassette is the real “plus.”
Blending the recording quality of today with the “sound” of
yesterday, “Original Old Country Songs,” should be of interest to
Polka and traditional Polish music lovers. This is a must for
polka purists and for those interested in authentic village music
of Poland.
Accompanying the cassette is a printed booklet with biographical
histories of the musicians and lyrics for all the songs. – Steve Litwin – Polka Editor – Polish American Journal.


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