While most of the attention focused on this month’s Grammy Awards revolved around artists like U2, Green Day, and Kanye West, most people missed that Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra won in the Polka Album category for “Shake, Rattle, and Polka!” The polka category has only been around for 20 years, but Jimmy holds an iron grip on it — winning an astounding 15 times. You can check out a clip from the album, “Detour” (performed with Duane Eddy), on the NPR website.
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