sábado, 20 de abril de 2013

Will Glahe and His Orchestra - Happy Days Are Here Again

  1. Happy Days Are Here Again
  2. Jeepers Creepers
  3. Goody Goody
  4. The Music Goes 'Round' and Around
  5. Bei Mir Bist du Schön (Means that You're Grand)
  6. Boo Hoo
  7. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  8. Heartaches
  9. Peg O' My Heart
  10. Cruising Down the River (On a Sunday Afternoon)
  11. And the Band Played on
  12. Nola
Happy Days Are Here Again

Will Glahé (February 12, 1902 – November 21, 1989), was a German accordionist, composer, and bandleader.

Glahé was born at Elberfeld. In the 1930s, he was, along with Heinz Munsonius and Albert Vossen, one of the most successful accordionists in Germany. He led his own orchestra from 1932 and became successful particularly in popular music.

One of his most famous songs in Germany was his 1936 recording of "Rosamunde" (a German female forename), a cover version of the song "Škoda lásky" ("Wasted Love") by Jaromir Vejvoda. Under the title "Beer Barrel Polka", the tune hit #1 on the Hit Parade in the United States in 1939. After World War II he was known as the "Polka King" in the U.S., and did both big band and folk music arrangements with his orchestra.

His "Liechtensteiner Polka" was also a hit in the U.S., hitting #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957. The follow-up single "Sweet Elizabeth" (1958) appeared in all major U.S. charts, nearing the top 40 in Cashbox and Music Vendor.

He died in Rheinbreitbach.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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