Friday, February 03, 2012
This was a recent thrift find, and what a cheap, but cool, cover! In typical no-budget fashion, the Parade label has given us three titles to choose from--the one on the front cover (The Fun of the Polka, Vol. 2), the back cover (Polka Party, Vol. 2), and the label (just Polka Party). I kind of like the first one, so I'm sticking with it.
No information about "Baron Stanley" in the liner notes, unfortunately--but, whoever he was, he had one heck of a band. The music is fabulous, and the sound quality (terrible pressing aside) is quite good, if a little thin in the treble. The most pleasant thrift store surprise of the year, so far. For an LP that screams "cheap," this really delivers the polka!
To the fun: The Fun of the Polka, Vol. 2--Baron Stanley and His Orch.
MAY WINE POLKA
BLACK FOREST POLKA
ZWEI HERTZEN POLKA
PRETTY ANNA POLKA
BEER & PRETZEL POLKA
HAPPY LIFE POLKA
The Fun of the Polka, Vol. 2--Baron Stanley and His Orch. (Parade 334)