Smoked Kielbasa (Emergency Polka Unit)

Smoked Kielbasa (Emergency Polka Unit)

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“Smoked Kielbasa is unique, a string driven, multi-cultural synthesis of Trad & Rad, Polkas, Tangos, Jigs, Reels, Swing & Jazz, Waltzes, always suprising! Audiences start out tapping toes, and end up an ecstatic mass on the dance floor.”

Biography

Founding and guiding members, Dan & Joe Blajda, continue a musical lineage that is over 150 years old. Their cousins, the renowned and award winning "Kapela Pudelkow" (Pudelko Family Band), have been performing and sharing traditional village music of their native Rzeszow region, in southeastern Poland, for over a century and a half.
Smoked Kielbasa has evolved over the years expanding it’s skills, style and now has a very large and diverse repertoire. In fact it’s so large that the band sometimes mutates. For example at St. Patrick’s Day we (all part Irish) change into The Black Pudding Rovers (Irish sausage) and put on a 4 hour show of great authentic Irish tunes with fiddles a’flaming. We have also done a trio presenting classical and instrumental music under the name The Vienna Sausage Ensemble.

Lyrics

A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON

Written By: written by: Kalmer, Ruby, Hammerstein

C G Dm7 G
Give me a kiss to build a dream on, and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss
G Dm7 G C
Mmmm sweetheart, I ask no more than this, a kiss to build a dream on.nnnn

C G Dm7 G
Give me a kiss before you leave me, and my imagination will feed my hungry heart.
G Dm7 G C
Mmm leave me one thing before we part, a kiss to build a dream on.

Ab Eb Ab Eb Fm Eb D7 G7
When i'm alone with my fancy's, i'll be with you, even romances makin' believe their true

Give me your lips for just a moment, and my imagination will make that moment live,

mmmmmm, give me what you alone can give a kiss to dream on.

instrumental

When i'm alone with my fancy's, i'll be with you, weavin' romances makin' believe their true

Give me your lips for just a moment, and my imignation will make that moment live,

Oh give me what you alone can give a kiss to dream on.

Recorded by Smoked Kielbasa on “Live at Pleasant View’ and by Mike Becker on “STRAWBERRY HAZE”, and of course Louis Armstrong, who won an Acadmey Award for music for the film 'The Strip' 1951

Discography

SMOKED KIELBASA - 'American Goulash' - diverse and fun! Think POLKA GRAMMY!12 great songs including 'Kiss of Fire', 'Near the Carpathian mountians', and 'Happy Go Lucky Polka'! Wear out your dancing shoes!

Smoked Kielbasa - 'Live at Pleasant View' - The magic of live Kielbasa- 15 tracks including Beer Barrel Polka and Persian Rug.

Working title for next CD "POLKA ISLAND" tell us what you think!

Set List

Typical 1HR concert list:
(2-5 Hr custom playlist available, please call us)
1 Super Killer Polka Medly #1
POLKA (P4 #1) "BUDDY LOVE"
PUDELKO DANCE #5 (P5 #5)
MALINE POLKA
POLKA (P4 #1) "BUDDY LOVE"

2 RING OF FIRE (J C kielbasa style)

3 BEER BARREL POLKA (SKODA LASKY)

4 PERSIAN RUG (".. I can stray far away..")

5 KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON - Louie (see lyrics)

6 KISS OF FIRE (Tango) Louie again!

7 TWO GUITARS (The gypsy classic)

8 PENNSYLVANIA POLKA ( without a net or an accordion!)

9 WHO STOLE THE KEESHKA? POLKA

10 "CRAZY" POLKA - The Eilly song cranked up

11 LAUGHING POLKA (CIEZMY SIE)

12 JUST BECAUSE/The DUMMY SONG

13 Super Killer Polka Medly #2
PIM-PAM
GLOGOW
HAPPY GO LUCKY POLKA