Joe Patek - Shiner Gold & Polka Memories
Joseph "Joe" Patek was the leader of one of the best known Czech polka bands in Texas. One of his best known songs was "The Shiner Song," a newer version of an old Czech ballad, "Farewell To Prague." Joe Patek is credited for establishing a different style of Texas polka with its harder sound and emphasis on swing. This style with its martial brass band arrangements differentiated the Pateks and Texas polka from the polka bands in other parts of the United States.
Youth and Pleasure Polka * Mountain Flower Waltz * Chimney Sweep Polka * Looking For My Sweetheart Waltz * Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie * Grandfather's Joy * Happy Polka * Poor Man's Waltz * May You Never Be Alone Like Me * I Waited For You Yesterday Polka * Paper Roses * Orphan Waltz * Oaken Leaves * Under The Balconies * Enchanted Woods * By My Side * Musicians Come Out and Play * Beautiful Dream Waltz * and more