|Performer:||Li'l Richard Polka Band|
|Title:||I Never Knew -Polka|
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Polka-style medleys of cover songs are a distinguishing part of American musician, satirist, parodist, and songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic's catalog. Twelve of his fourteen albums contain them; his self-titled debut and Even Worse omit them.
The Grammy Award for Best Polka Album was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality polka albums.
Li’l Richard Towalski was born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. When he was four years old, grandma began taking him to picnics at Caldwell Woods. At age ten, he formed a polka band and started his musical career playing in local clubs, at carnivals, wedding and anniversary parties. All the while, grandma helped him with the Polish lyrics. At age eighteen, he made his first LP album on Chicago Polkas. His radio career began at age fifteen with a polka show on WOPA in Oak Park, Illinois. Both careers as a musician and DJ were interrupted by Uncle Sam who called him for a hitch in the Army. In May of 1970 his band was selected as the first polka band to perform on the campus of Notre Dame University in Indiana.
The polka is originally a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic.
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|A||I Never Knew -Polka|
|B||My Darling Ann- Waltz|