Chapter 18: The Manitowoc Bohemian Sound

   Romy Gosz (center with trumpet) and his band striking a barnyard
pose amidst wedding festivities, Manitowoc area, 1950s Photo: Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection

"Red
Raven Polka"
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"Red Raven Polka," another Czech-style polka, is performed by Lawrence Duchow.

Greg
Zurawski on Romy Gosz
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Greg Zurawski, a polka music promoter, recalls the monthly Sunday
dances played by Romy Gosz.

Jerome Wojta on Romy Gosz
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Jim Leary comments on and leads into discussions by Jerome Wojta of the Two
Creeks Farmhands and Larry Hlinak on Romy Gosz as a trumpet player and why
he had such a penetrating tone.

Larry
Hlinak on Romy Gosz
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Jim Leary introduces Larry Hlinak who as a child remembers seeing
Romy Gosz and his band playing polkas on a ferris wheel.

"Svestkova
alej "
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Romy Gosz performing "Svestkova alej."

"Tinker
Polka "
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Jerome Wojta and the Two Creeks Farmhands perform "Tinker Polka" in
the style of Romy Gosz.

For information on Polish wedding traditions, see
Greg Zurawski on the Wisconsin
Folklore Listener

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