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Good Old Days By The Pala Brothers
Good Old Days By The Pala Brothers

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In 1961 three brothers formed a band: Chester Pala on trumpet, Wally Pala on drums and vocals, and Al Pala on accordion and arrangements.  They were joined by Jules Preda on sax and clarinet, and William (Bill) Pokusa on bass.
Bill had the ability to write lyrics and Al Pala did the arrangements.  Bill was born in France, in a village of Polish inhabitants. He joined the Polish 2nd Corps during World War II.  Coming to Chicago after the war he noticed that the bands here played the same kind of music he heard in his village in France.  He took on his new song writing career seriously.
In 1964 the Pala Brothers recorded their first album on the Chicago Polkas label.  They became an instant success.  In 1964 Robert (Bob) Bobin joined the group on trumpet and vocals. Bob had a degree in music and taught music in the local high school. He had the ability and wrote many songs for the group including "You Are My Darling Angel".
It was then that Bill Pokusa came up with Polish lyrics for "White Rose Waltz".  Bob came up with an arrangement and this became their most popular song, and has been recorded by many other bands over the years.
The Pala Brothers recorded at total of eleven LP albums.  On this CD you'll find a collection of some of the Pala Brothers most requested songs.
Bill Pokusa and Bob Bobin have passed on, the band has been disbanded, but their music will be remembered for as long as Polka music is played by Polka bands, and Polka fans everywhere.


1. Good Old Days Polka
2. Mary Lou Oberek
3. Old Rocking Chair Waltz
4. I'd Rather Be in Jail Polka
5. Bingo Polka
6. White Roses Waltz
7. Drinking With My Pal Polka
8. Daddy's Girl Polka
9. Come Love Me Again Waltz
10. That's All I Got Polka
11. Windy City Polka
12. You Are My Darling Angel Waltz
13. Staro You Lookin' For Fight
14. Stella At the Wheel Polka
15. Duli, Duli Oberek
16. No Other Than My Mother Polka
Stella At The Wheel Polka
  • Compact Disc
  • 16 selections
  • Total Time: 42:00

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