‘Come and Listen’ to Tony’s Polka Band’s latest release. Title track
Come and Listen is adapted from a Cuban Traditional melody enhanced
with TPB’s one of a kind polka flair. Fiddle feature Read It in a Book is a
fun and thought-provoking song courtesy of Saratoga-based recording
artist John Kirk. Also featured are four original songs Welcome, I Want
to Be With You, Spotted Dog Oberek and Two Lives Become One Waltz.
Tony’s gift for arranging is highlighted in Nie Placz Tatusiu, Zydoweczka,
and Polish folk song Ore Ore.
Tony’s Polka Band’s cutting-edge album, ‘Dance to This!’ is both an
invitation and a challenge to dancers everywhere. With the most
eclectic list of 15 selections yet, a dancer can never anticipate what is in
store for them next. This album includes New England, Honky, Eastern,
and contemporary polkas while incorporating ideas from Country, Rock,
and Disco. Hej Ze Hej, The Auctioneer, Disney’s Under the Sea, and
Polish disco Na Dancingu have all become staples of Tony’s Polka
Band’s every-growing progressive repertoire.
As the title implies, ‘With My Fiddle and My Bow’ is a country fiddle
driven album featuring 16 innovative titles. Original songs With My
Fiddle and My Bow, I Love Only You Polka, I Love Only You Ballad, and
the idea for This is Polka Country are courtesy of long-time friend and
song writer Bob Prytko. The 2004 International Polka Association
Favorite Male Vocalist, Eddie Biegaj, is showcased on the traditional folk
favorite, Monday Morning.
‘That’s What the Devil Said’ is a milestone for Tony’s Polka Band in
discovering their unique and characteristic sound. The 14 tracks include:
That’s What the Devil Said and Little Girl Dressed in Blue, both a tribute
to the memory of Betty Banewicz, the induction of the fiddle into the
band with Michael Martin Murphy’s Fiddlin’ Man, the clarinet driven
Eastern style sound of Kawaler Oberek and Jersey Lightning Polka, and
the tear jerking original waltz Times Have Changed.
The excellence continues with the release of ‘Tonight’s the Night.’ With
12 tracks, this album breathes new life into traditional Polish folk songs.
Also, 3 new and original songs are debuted: Tony’s Polka Band
Opening, Goralskie Wesele Oberek, and title-cut Tonight’s the Night.
‘All Mixed Up’ is the recording which first put Tony’s Polka Band on the
map. Of the 15 tracks, 3 original compositions are featured including: All
Mixed Up Polka, Building America Waltz, and the highly acclaimed
Drunken Grandma Oberek.