Classic K-Tel Polka Commercial

Remember those old K-Tel compilation albums — 22 Dynamite Hits, 20 Great Truck Drivin’ Songs — bearing the “as advertised on TV” label?

Check out this 1971 commercial promoting the very first K-Tel album, 25 Polka Greats. Frankie Yankovic, Myron Floren, and Six Fat Dutchmen play classics like “Pennsylvania Polka”, “Too Fat Polka”, and “Liechtensteiner Polka”… all for only $3.99! You may not be able to find it at Woolworths anymore, but we found a copy at Rasputin’s for $1.

1 Comment:

  1. This album sure brings back great memories!

    If you grew up in certain households in the midwest in the early 1970s, it’s likely you or your parents have a copy of this legendary album in the archives. Released in 1971, it was one of the earliest LPs from the Minneapolis firm of K-tel International.

    25 POLKA GREATS – K-tel NC 420

    Side One
    Lichtensteiner Polka – Six Fat Dutchmen
    Too Fat Polka – Frankie Yankovic
    Pennsylvania Polka – Frankie Yankovic
    Champagne Polka – Six Fat Dutchmen
    Under The Double Eagle – Frankie Yankovic
    Hoop-Dee-Doo – Myron Floren
    Emilia Polka – Frankie Yankovic
    Barbara Polka – Captain Stubby & The Buccaneers
    Jenny Lind Polka – Myron Floren
    Clarinet Polka – Captain Stubby & The Buccaneers
    Ohio Polka – Frankie Yankovic
    There’s A Tavern In The Town – Six Fat Dutchmen

    Side Two
    Beer Barrel Polka – Andrews Sisters
    Friendly Tavern Polka – Lawrence Welk
    In Heaven There Is No Beer – Whoopee John
    Mother In-Law – Johnny Bomba
    Blue Skirt Waltz – Sokach-Habat Orchestra
    Oneta Polka – Roman Gosz
    Beautiful Brown Eyes – Dick Rodgers
    Who Stole The Kishka? – Walter Solek
    Whoop Dee Doo – Gene Wisniewski
    Helena Polka – Frank Wojnerowski
    Cuckoo Waltz – Whoopee John
    There’s A City Called Hamtrack – Russ Morgan
    Bring Out The Little Brown Jug – “Happy” Harry Harden