MODRANSKÁ POLKA

Latest update on 08/08/2017

Artist: Benesova Dechová Hudba
Author: Jaromir Vejvoda
Label: Esta
Year: 1928

Modrany is a Bohemian town. Version lacking the characteristic bass line, added by Vejvoda in '29. Soon became known in neighboring Germany as Bohemische Polka.

Covers:

1934:

Vejvoda Kapelle [as Skoda Lasky (Wasted Love); lyrics: Vaclav Zeman; 'Czech song of the (20th) century'; the Vejvoda residency in Zbraslav (Praha) is now Rastaurant Skoda Lasky]

1936:

Will Glahé [idem and also as Rosamunde; lyrics: Klaus Richter; became the second German millionseller ever (the first one was Lili Marleen)]

1939:

Will Glahé Musetta Orchestra [as Beer Barrel Polka; English lyrics: Lew Brown & Wladimir Timm; n°1 US]

1939:

Andrews Sisters [first as Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel), later when America joined the allies in WW II as Here Comes The Navy]

1939:

Horace Heidt [as Rosamunde]

1939:

Bartoes en Tiny Lavell [as Rats, Kuch En Bonen; Tiny was translator Ferry Van Delden's wife]

1939:

Bob Scholte [idem]

1939:

Lou Bandy [idem]

1940s:

Sammy Kaye [as Beer Barrel Polka]

1942:

Dea Garbuccio [as Rosamunda in Italian]

1954:

Platters [as Beer Barrel Boogie]

1957:

André Popp

1959:

Jérolas [as Chantons la bière et l'amour]

1962:

Mills Brothers

1972:

Bart Jansen [as Twee Blonde Schonen; alias Peter Koelewijn]

1975:

Bobby Vinton [as Beer Barrel Polka]

1975:

Dennie Christian [as Rosamunde]

1975:

Annie Cordy [as Frida oum papa]

1977:

Louis Neefs [as Rats, Spek En Bonen]

1980:

Brave Combo

1986:

Polkacide [as Beer Barrel Polka]

2011:

Ali B, Yes-R & Brownie Dutch [as Rosamunde 2011]

When American GI's entered the Czech beer capital of Pilsen singing their favorite beer hymn Roll Out The Barrel/Beer Barrel Polka, they were amazed the locals recognized it on the spot. To commemorate Jaromir Vejvoda's 100th birthday, his son conducted an orchestra from Prague in Carnegy Hall, New York.

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