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Polkas.nl & The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum presents

Walter Ostanek - Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat

 

 

 

UNCLE NICK'S POLKA

BARTENDERS POLKA

MY BABY LOVES ME POLKA  

SILVER BAR POLKA

HAM-BONE HABAT POLKA

LULUBELLE POLKA

JACK ON ST. CLAIR POLKA

CRACKERJACK POLKA

MIMI POLKA

TOOTSIE'S POLKA

GO MAN GO POLKA

SNAPPY J POLKA

BECAUSE POLKA

TWILIGHT POLKA

PAINT BRUSH POLKA

707 POLKA

FRANCIS POLKA

STRAWBERRY HILL POLKA

HI LEE HI LO POLKA

HOYER'S POLKA

WAITING FOR YOU POLKA

OLD GRAND-DAD WALTZ

STRIKE UP THE POLKA BAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALTER OSTANEK

AND HIS BAND

 

WALTER OSTANEK

PLAYS EDDIE HABAT

 

Polkas.nl

WOCD-003

(2015)

 

 

 

 

Credits

Piano Accordion - Walter Ostanek, Joey Miskulin, Fred Ziwich

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

 

Digital mastering - John Hasper

Licenced from Walter Ostanek

© John's Music and Walter Ostanek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polkas.nl & The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame presents

Walter Ostanek and his Band - Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat

 

Release date: November 26, 2015

 

CD sales:

Walter Ostanek, St. Catharines, ON L2N 2N7 Canada www.walterostanekband.com

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, www.polkafame.com

Joe Godina, Spotlight Int. www.spotlightintl.com

www.jimmykpolkas.com

www.jbswart.nl

www.polkas.nl

 

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 honoured 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. A nostalgic tribute CD that would benefit the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. 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 the Polka King,  Walter Ostanek, for the first time. I have gone on, to be on his and several others, becoming most recorded drummer in Polka History. 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.

Marvelous Marko Habat

 

 

About Polkas.nl

Since 2007 polkas.nl has been "on the web". Since it first was launched this web site has grown to the largest polka web site in the world. It has more than 1,000 web pages containing information about polkas and the musicians that have been so involved with this style of music. The polkas.nl web site is owned by polka enthusiast John Hasper, avid collector and promoter of Slovenian and Cleveland-Style polkas. The site is mainly based on his large polka collection.

 

polkas.nl  -  press release

 

     Walter Ostanek And His Band - Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat

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 ST. 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C L I C K   H E R E

WALTER OSTANEK AND HIS BAND

Sampler from Walter Ostanek Plays Eddie Habat

 

1. BARTENDERS POLKA

2. FRANCIS POLKA

3. UNCLE NICK'S POLKA

4. HAM-BONE HABAT POLKA

5. MY BABY LOVES ME POLKA

6. STRAWBERRY HILL POLKA

7. JACK ON ST. CLAIR POLKA

 

 

 

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