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Greatest Polka Show On Earth

by Dan Gury & the Dyna Dukes

Fun to listen to music with a happy beat!
Genre: World: Polka
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1. Check One, Two
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2. Everybody's Different
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3. Rhythm of Love (feat. Matt Gury)
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4. When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. Matt Gury)
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5. (The Story Of) Maria & Vinny [feat. Vinny Bozzarelli]
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6. Pennsylvania Hills (feat. Vinny Bozzarelli)
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7. She Took Me for a Ride
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8. Happy Birthday, John!
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9. Sing Me Again Bob Bobin Medley: Sing About the Good Times / Looking for a Brand New Bed of Roses / My Mary's Playing Hard to Get / Tell the Boys / I Feel a Headache Comin' On / Stella At the Wheel / My Katy
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10. Maybe Just for You (feat. Vic Favot)
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11. None Do I Care For (feat. Vic Favot)
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12. Lancer's Came (feat. Vic Favot)
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13. Haiku
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14. Mrs. Robinson (feat. Vic Favot)
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15. Accordion Salad Dressing
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16. It's a Good Day (feat. Marie Gury)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
PROGRAM

Welcome to the “Greatest Polka Show On Earth”. You will be entertained with a variety of songs, both covers and originals by a variety of talented musicians and entertainers.
In the first song, “Check One, Two”, you will watch as the sound equipment and musical instruments are setup on the bandstand, and a variety of sound checks are performed to help insure the quality of the upcoming performance. after everyone is satisfied with the setup, we are honored with a surprise visit by the legendary Happy Louie, who helps us start the show in his own inimitable way. Performing on this original song are: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. *(concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
To set the tone of having a fun evening, the next original song “Everybody’s Different” was written “tongue-in-cheek”, with a nonsensical view of life, meaning “don’t take everything so seriously". Musicians include: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), Vic Favot (clarinet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass), Carol Gury (vocal comment).
Matt Gury found a song that he liked and thought it would make a good polka. He was told that if he wanted to record it, he also would have to sing it. So, making his vocal debut is Matt Gury singing “Rhythm of Love”. Matt Gury (vocals, drums), Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
Matt Gury enjoyed himself so much on the last number that we brought him back to sing an encore. Probably because Matt is the only musician who has a few more years to go than the rest of us to sing “When I’m Sixty-Four”. Matt Gury (vocals, drums), Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), Vic Favot (clarinet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
The waltz, “(The Story of) Maria & Vinny”, tells a story of true love, tragic loss, and those of us left to cope. The bass is played by Vinny Bozzarelli, who was the song’s inspiration, along with the late Maria (Lucotch) Bozzarelli, for whom this song is dedicated, with love and affection, from her family and friends. Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Vinny Bozzarelli (bass), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), Vic Favot (sax), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina).
Still another version of the ever popular original Dan Gury song “Pennsylvania Hills”, recorded as a duet with Dan Gury and the legendary, multi talented, Vinny Bozzarelli. Vinny was instrumental in the decision for "The Sounds" to record this song, which helped send it to the top of the polka charts. Eddie Siwiec adds another dimension with his fine clarinet work and solo. Listen to: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Vinny Bozzarelli (vocals, bass), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), Eddie Siwiec (clarinet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina).
On a recent trip to Nashville, Dan Gury got to meet and listen to Doug Stone, one of country music’s iconic performers. It got Dan to thinking about the rough life some of the country stars lead. This song, "She Took Me For A Ride", was written as a country song inspired by Doug Stone. Well, you know how many country songs make good polkas, and this song was no exception. Join the band as they take you for a ride. Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
How many songs can be written about John’s birthday? There is always room for one more. This original song was inspired by John Bojanowski, but is also dedicated to the extraordinary people named “John” that have influenced many lives with their friendship, knowledge, talent, personality and sense of humor. The list also includes John Zelasko Sr., John Zelasko Jr., John Kitrys, John Gora, John Smoltz, John Wioncek, John Kuzdzal, John Lackowski, John Augustyn Sr., John Augustyn Jr., John Fudalla, John Guralewski, John Gury, John Krawisz, John Fomenko, John Winiarz and John Klakulak, just to mention a few. Happy Birthday wishes come from: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Andrew Pawlak (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).

INTERMISSION

Every show has an intermission, so why should we be any different? At this point you may want to take a break from reading, pause the CD, or visit our fine concession stand located out front. Anything else is up to you. Thank you for your kind attention and we hope you enjoy the rest of the show.

One of the most gifted and talented musicians to leave us far too early in life was Bob Bobin, a brilliant musician, singer, songwriter and human being. This medley of songs was recorded as a testiment to his musical talent featuring just a few of the many songs that he wrote and/or performed. So sit back, close your eyes, and let Bobby Bobin tell us to “Sing Me Again”. With: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Andrew Pawlak (trumpet), Vic Favot (clarinet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
This next song features the talents of Vic Favot, who wrote the song and shows off his vocal talent. The song, "Maybe Just For You", was inspired by a “harem” of girlfriends one might experience in one's youth while “sowing” wild oats. A bit on the provocative side, but still another fun song to enjoy and not take too seriously. Vic Favot (vocals, clarinet), Dan Gury (accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Paul Zelazny (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
I do not know if this is Vic’s answer to the previous song, but he takes the lead in this Polish vocal, “None Do I Care For”. Although Vic is of Italian descent, he shows his proficiency in his ability to sing a Polish song. Vic Favot (vocals, clarinet), Dan Gury (accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Paul Zelazny (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
In keeping with the Polish vocal theme, Dan Gury teams up with Vic Favot in singing “Lancer’s Came”. Brought to you by: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Vic Favot (vocals), Matt Gury (drums), Andrew Pawlak (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
An interesting “cover” song in the show was written by Rob Cantor and the group, “Tally Hall” (Ross Federman, Joseph Hawley, Andrew Horowitz, and Zubin Sedghi). It is a song based on Japanese poetry, called a “Haiku”, which consists of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 formation, with many variations that allow for slight changes and adjustments. I’ll bet Rob had to write a haiku for one of his classes, and wrote this song as an experiment. Try writing a haiku, it can be quite difficult and frustrating. Joining the show on this tune are: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), Vic Favot (clarinet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
Who has never heard of the renowned song "Mrs. Robinson"? A great tune that makes a great polka as well. Get your toes-a-tappin' and sing along with us. You already know the words. On the stage are: Dan Gury (vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Vic Favot (vocals, sax), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).

What do you have when you surround a drum, bass and concertina track with six accordion tracks, and sprinkle a little
bit of trumpet on top? Well, you have “Accordion Salad Dressing”, the instrumental entry for the show. Dan Gury (accordions, piano), Matt Gury (drums), Bill Kalinowski (trumpet), John Zelasko Jr. (concertina), John Lackowski (bass).
When you need a great song to have a big finish for the show and send everyone home happy, you feature a talented singer and a great song. Having fun on the last song of the show is our pretty songstress, Marie Gury, singing the ever popular tune, written by Patti Page, called “It’s A Good Day”. Marie Gury (vocals), Dan Gury (background vocals, accordion, piano), Matt Gury (drums), John Lackowski (bass).

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