Track List:


1. Introduction

2. The Meeting / What's In A Name?

3. You Can Count On It

4. Speak To Me

5. To The Market

6. A Breather

7. Nursery Rhyme Medley

8. Polish Eagle

9. Polish Holidays

10. At A Polish Wedding

11. Famous Poles

12. Christmas Time

13. Polish Pride Intro

14. Polish Pride

15. Outro

  • SNCD-104 - Speak To Me2:52
  • SNCD-104 - Polish Eagle2:46

Musicians:


Larry Trojack - Drums, Vocals

Scrubby - Concertina, Vocals

Mark Kohan - Accordion, Vocals

Kyle Kohan - Clarinet, Saxaphone

Mark Trezpacz - Trumpet, Vocals

Mike Burka - Trumpet, Vocals

Dave Nigel Kurdziel - Bass

SNCD-104 - Polkas For Children

Recorded at Squire Studios - Buffalo, New York - 1987


Produced by Sunshine Productions


Album Review (per usc.edu.com)

According to the Polish American Journal this recording is "a unique fairy tale put to polka music." It was first produced in 1987 by Mark Kohan, leader of Buffalo's Steel City Brass band. The "lyrics were written by Larry Trojak, founder of Buffalo's DynaTones. Trojak's words and Kohan's music weave the story of young Katie and Johnnie, who embark on a magical tour that teaches them about their Polish heritage. They learn simple Polish phrases, how to count in Polish, take a trip to a Polish market and meet famous Polish heroes like Generals Pulaski and Kosciuszko. They also attend a Polish wedding, learn of holiday customs and are taught Polish history." Performing on the recording are members of both the Dynatones and Steel City Brass.   Mark Kohan, who by the way is the editor of the Polish American Journal, plays the accordion and guitar and does some of the vocals; while his wife, Kyle, who has master's degree in music and is a specialist in music ethnography, masterfully performs on the clarinet and saxophone.