Lil’ Wally vs. Lawrence Welk

What would happen if the king of Chicago-style polka met the king of champagne music? It actually happened back in 1966 when Lil’ Wally Jagiello performed “Johnny’s Knocking Polka” on the Lawrence Welk Show. I could watch that chemnitzer concertina shake for hours…


  1. very nice!

  2. Hello Anna and Chris,

    very happy to see your blog always dealing about accordion…

    Sylvie Jamet
    Accordion and Music Blog

  3. Where can I find a video of Lil’ Wally playing “Johnny’s Knocking” on the Lawrence Welk Show?

  4. Sorry Rich, I don’t know. The video we linked to has been removed from YouTube, so you’ll have to track it down somewhere else.

  5. you are doing great. keep it going.