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post​-​Polka

Headless Household

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2003
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Tracks

Days of the Week; A World Without Polka; Wyatt's Burp; Puck's Polka; Moderate Moderation; Of Waltzes; We're on Another Level; Turnip of the Year; Spencer the Polka Dispenser; Picture of Health; Divertimental; Splinkety Polka; Here's to the Heimlich Maneuver; Bolka.

Personnel

Joe Woodard
guitar
Dick Dunlap
keyboards
Tom Buckner
saxophone, tenor
Nate Birkey
trumpet
Jeff Elliott
trumpet
Sally Barr
violin
Bill Flores
guitar, steel
David Binney
saxophone, alto

Album Description

For its sixth feature-length album, "post-Pplka," Headless Household gets deep into the business of polka, as theme, variation, and landing strip. Two years in the making, Headless Household's newest CD is a set of variations on a polka theme, traditional and utterly otherwise... with multiple guests, including Julie Christensen (The Divine Horsemen, Leonard Cohen), Tom Buckner, Nate Birkey, Jeff Elliott, Jeff Kaiser, Glen Phillips, Spencer Barnitz, Ellen Turner, Allegra Heidelinde, Shelly Rudolph, Tom Ball (Ball and Sultan), Bill Flores, Sally Barr, Jim Connolly (bass and musical saw), Kenny Edwards, David Piltch, and others... From Greg Drust's liner notes: “One of the last unexplored realms of Americana is the rich and colorful tapestry of European-American polka music. Charlie Mingus was to have said, `White man, study your polkas.’ Here Headless Household playfully has opened the songbook…This project is buoyant, contemporary and original. Influences from the German, Polish, Scandinavian, Tejano, Klezmer and American Country/Western polkas are obvious. Yet all of these elements kaleidoscopically dance and blend in a joyous celebration of life and music…” --Greg Drust, Milwaukee-based Polka DJ/ scholar, in his liner notes for "post-Polka"


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