Chapter 25: Echoes of Slovenia, Chapter 26: The Milwaukee Waltz, and Chapter 27: The Hartmann-Meisner Polka Dynasty

   Louis Bashell Milwaukee polka king, Milwaukee,
1987 Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Used with permission.

"Polkaholic" |
size 1.3 MB | time 2:48
Gordon Hartmann performs "Polkaholic," a Slovenian-style
polka.

"Dance,
Dance, Dance"
| size 1.1 MB | time 2:23
Frankie Yankovic performs "Dance, Dance, Dance," an
American popular music crossover into Slovenian-style polka
music.

"Won't
You All Come Dance With Me?"
| size 1.1 MB | time
2:22
The Milwaukee polka king, Louis Bashell, performs "Won't
You All Come Dance With Me?" This is a typical Milwaukee
polka which is also in Slovenian-style.

"Meisner
Magic"
| size 933 KB | time 2:06
Verne and Steve Meisner, of German descent but play in the Slovenian-style,
perform "Meisner Magic."

"Burgettstown
Polka "
| size 1.3 MB | time 2:38
This polka is played by Steve Meisner on the button box, not
to be confused with the accordion.

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