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Saturday, May 29, 2010

HOLIDAY IN SCANDINAVIA


by Walter Eriksson & His Orchestra


COLONIAL RECORDS
LP 109
1957
MONO




SIDE A:



WHEN THE POLKA GOES - Norway
BALL IN HALLINGDAL - Norway
SUMMER SONG - HAMBO - Sweden
SKIPPER'S WALTZ - Sweden
BALL IN KARLSTAD - SCHOTTISH - Sweden
COPENHAGEN POLKA - Danmark

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SIDE B:



SAKKIJARVEN - POLKA - Finland
TIVOLI - HAMBO - Danmark
VAASA WALTZ - Finland
WOODLAND SCHOTTISH - Sweden
SATURDAY NIGHT WALTZ - Norway
TURKU POLKA - Finland

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Editor's note: every white person in the world has a Polka gene buried somewhere deep inside the tissues and organs of his beer loving essence. At some point it comes out, an orchestra is formed to back an eager Pole with the gene at the forefront of his vitality and they rock out. I just didn't realize that it spread to even Scandinavia but once again I am wrong about something in this world of facts. Off to Danmark with you Mr. Obscura to get your Polka Ph. D.!

1 comment:

trobert said...

As I recall, Walter Eriksson had a band that appeared on a weekly radio show in Minneapolis, back when Snoose Blvd (being the Scandinavian slang for chewing tobacco or snuff) was the drinking and dancing headquarters for lumberjacks down from the woods. Now the Federal Reserve district building sits on it (Washington Ave) along with a life insurance headquarters and IBM office. At any rate, immigrant music in Minnesota and the Dakotas.