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Live And Kickin' By Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones - 2CD Set
Eddie Blazonczyk is a native Chicagoan, son of Fred and Antoinette Blazonczyk, who for years operated the Pulaski Village Ballroom and later the Club Antoinette in Chicago.  Eddie started playing polkas in the early fifties with a four-piece combo known a


 
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Eddie Blazonczyk is a native Chicagoan, son of Fred and Antoinette Blazonczyk, who for years operated the Pulaski Village Ballroom and later the Club Antoinette in Chicago.  Eddie started playing polkas in the early fifties with a four-piece combo known as "Happy Eddie and his Polka Jesters".  They performed at many Polish weddings, anniversaries and other engagements in Chicagoland.

In 1958 Eddie went into the Pop music field as a song writer and recording artist for Mercury Records.  Under the name of Eddie Bell and the Bel-Aires, he recorded a few hits.  He toured the country and appeared on television on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and the Jim Loundsbury Show.

In 1962 Eddie came back to the Polka field with a group known as the Versatones.  They toured and played in all parts of the U.S.A. and Canada.  A Poland European Tour included Italy and France.

Eddie Blazonczyk is also a polka promoter, a disc jockey heard on WTAQ weekly, and president of the Bel-Aire Record Company with studios in Chicago.

Eddie was honored at a testimonial in Buffalo, New York, in 1967, being given a gold key to the city and a gold plaque naming him the Nation's No. 1 Polka Man.  This citation was registered with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Some of Eddie's big hit recordings include "Angeline Be Mine Polka" (voted the best single recording of 1969), "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie," "Poor Boy Polka" and "My Girlfriend Katie, Polka."
(Source: www.internationalpolka.com/blazonczyk-eddie.htm)

Double CD Set
Disk 1:
Opening Theme
Playboy
My MaryLou
Stop The World
Visit To Poland
Bum Cyk Cyk Dana Oberek
Angeline Be Mine
Hanusia
Wiwat Wiwat
Pretty MaryAnn
White Roses Waltz
Kukuleczka
Now You See Her Now You Don't
Johnny's Troubles
Fragrant Roses Oberek
Mary's Knocking
Mountaineer's Farewell
Farewell


Disk 2:
Suicide
Mountaineers
Na Lewo Na Prawo
At The Square
Pretty Polish Blue Eyes Waltz
Hey Pretty Girl
Lovely Girl
Love Em and Leave Em
Oj Dig A Dig
Ukrania
Early Morning Oberek
Wheel Of Fortune
Polka Hero
Polka Celebration
When I Hear The Music
Bride and Groom
Far Away From Home
Features
  • 2 CD Set
  • Total Time:
  • CD1 55:00
  • CD2 56:00


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