Chapter 12: The Minnesota Dutchmen

Whoopee
John" Wilfahrt,
in Bavarian garb, leading his band on live radio in Minneapolis
in the late 1930s. Photo: Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection

"Kinder
Polka "
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"Kinder Polka" (listed in Chapter 34 of the reader), a Dutchman-style
polka from New Ulm, Minnesota, is performed by Hans "Whoopee John" Wilfahrt.

"Bohemian
Polka "
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Six Fat Dutchman performing "Bohemian Polka," another
Dutchman-style polka from New Ulm.

Erwin
Suess and "Stillwater Landler"
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Erwin Suess of the Hoolerie Dutchmen comments on how
he always wanted a concertina. This clip leads into "Stillwater Landler" played
by the Hoolerie Dutchmen.

Ernie
Coopman on Elmer Scheid
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0:28
Ernie Coopman of the Stagemen speaks about his
role model Elmer Scheid and why he wanted to play
like him.

"Hoolerie
Waltz"
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Elmer Scheid plays the "Hoolerie Waltz" on the
concertina.

"Green
is Green Polka"
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3:24
Karl Hartwich, a current concertina player,
plays the "Green is Green
Polka" in the Dutchman style. This track is listed in Chapter
34 of your reader.

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