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Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek Playing The Music Of Eddie Habat!


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Jubilee CD

Walter Ostanek´s 100th Album

Walter Ostanek and his Band - "Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat "

WOCD-003

Release date: November 26, 2015

Presenting Walter Ostanek's 100th album playing Eddie Habat

Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek, released his first album in 1964. Over the years Walter has released many recordings sharing his love and passion for Cleveland-Style Polkas and Waltzes, many of which were / are Slovenian - a tribute to his heritage. Walter is not only loved in Canada and the USA but many of his 45s, LPs and CDs were released in several countries, including Europe. Walter has the honor of one of the few polka musicians who has won 3 Grammy® Awards as well as being honored by the recording company who released his first albums with a gold record. Achieving 100 albums is a great accomplishment and momentous in the polka music world. Walter wanted to commemorate this occasion with something unique, personal and very special. He had several different ideas but nothing really was quite right. During one of the breakfasts at last year's Polka Party in Cleveland a spontaneous idea occurred between Walter, Mark Habat and me. Walter's 100th album would be "Walter Ostanek playing Eddie Habat". This CD has Walter Ostanek and his Band playing 23 songs that Eddie Habat played during his career. The biggest thanks goes to Walter! I would also like to thank Mark Habat, Denny Bucar, Tony Petkovsek, Joe Valencic and Murray McFadgen for the making and releasing of this unique Jubilee CD.-- John Hasper

As far back as I can remember…
I have fond memories of Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek. When I was a young boy I remember him coming to our home on Sunday Mornings to visit with my Dad, Eddie Habat, and my Mom, Diane. Many times he would just show up to see Dad's Band play on the Cleveland' s TV show Polka Varieties or play at a picnic. I remember Dad telling the story how Walter showed up one Sunday morning and Dad asking him "What are you doing here?" Walter replied "I'm here to see you play." Dad responded, "Good you're going to be on TV." Off they went to appear on Cleveland's Polka Varieties. Walter was introduced as the Canadian Polka Prince, he wasn't even King yet. Thus, began a never ending relationship with the Habat's and Ostanek's. Through the years I worked very hard to develop my Polka musical talents, playing the drums. At the age of 13 I had my first job playing. I went on to play with many famous polka talents. Finally, in 1981, at the young age of 27, I was asked to record with Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek, for the first time. I thank Walter for the honor and privilege to play with him and keeping the name Eddie Habat still alive in this tribute recording to Eddie Habat's music done by Walter Ostanek AKA "The Boss". Please enjoy, I know I will.-- Mark Habat

Don't pass this CD today!

Track Listing:

01. UNCLE NICK’S POLKA (Habat)
02. BARTENDERS POLKA (Hoyer)
03. MY BABY LOVES ME POLKA (Trotter, Yaspan)
04. SILVER BAR POLKA (Habat)
05. HAM-BONE HABAT POLKA (Habat)
06 LULUBELLE POLKA (Yaklevich)
07. JACK ON SAINT CLAIR POLKA (Hoyer)
08. CRACKERJACK POLKA (Habat)
09. MIMI POLKA (Politi, Lynn)
10. TOOTSIE’S POLKA (Luzar, Habat)
11. GO MAN GO POLKA (Habat)
12. SNAPPY J POLKA (Habat)
13. BECAUSE POLKA (Trotter)
14. TWILIGHT POLKA (Habat)
15. PAINT BRUSH POLKA (Srnick)
16. 707 POLKA (Lausche)
17. FRANCIS POLKA (Trotter)
18. STRAWBERRY HILL POLKA (Hoyer)
19. HI LEE HI LO POLKA (Habat)
20. HOYER’S POLKA (Habat)
21. WAITING FOR YOU POLKA (Habat)
22. OLD GRAND-DAD WALTZ (Habat)
23. STRIKE UP THE POLKA BAND (Zappone, DeLuca, Procida)

Musicians include:

Piano Accordion – Walter Ostanek, Joey Miskulin
Vocals – Murray McFadgen
Saxophone – Norm Kobal, Stan Szymkow, Joe Alsippi
Banjo, Guitar – Ken Senko, Steve Kostyk, Ron Sluga
Piano – Joey Miskulin, Fred Ziwich
Bass – Richard Ostanek, Denny Bucar, Ralph Delligatti
Drums – Mark Habat

Produced by Walter Ostanek
Executive Producer - Mark Habat
Arrangements by Walter Ostanek
Mixed by Gary Rhamy, Peppermint Productions

Recorded at:

Rainbow Recording Studio
Engineers – Joe Shugan, Scott McBride, Rod Morrison, Rick Jurgens

Peppermint Recording Studios
Engineer – Gary Rhamy

Mixed at Peppermint Recording Studios
Engineer – Gary Rhamy

Digital mastering – John Hasper
Licensed from Walter Ostanek

© John’s Music and Walter Ostanek
Artist: Walter Ostanek

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