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Frankie Yankovic

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Frankie Yankovic (July 15, 1915 Davis, West Virginia - October 14, 1998) was a polka musician. Known as America's Polka King, he was the premier artist to play in the Slovenian style. Of Slovenian descent, he was from Cleveland, Ohio. Yankovic released over 200 recordings in his career. In 1986 he was awarded the first ever Grammy in the Best Polka Recording category. Yankovic seldom strayed from the Slovenian-style polka, but did record with country singer Chet Atkins, pop singer Don Everly, and a version of the “Too Fat Polka” with comedian Drew Carey, also from Cleveland. Read more about Frankie Yankovic on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

Clarinet Polka

The Big Polka Party Album
Last Played on March 04, 2014 1:08pm


Frankie Yankovic Plays In Person the All Time Great Polkas