Best Polka (Released)

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Best Polka (Released)

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Hey Jon, excited to hear what is alleged by some to be Al's best polka medley ever!

Which polka do you consider the previous holder of that title?
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I normally don't rank the polkas, because they're always fresh with fairly current songs (or at least unique (Hot Rocks and Bohemian Polka,) and also because they're brand new recordings. The new polka has this as well, but it's a cut above in another respect: it flows really well, I think better than other 'medley' polka. It's more of a song unto itself, where many of the lines between the original songs are blurred somewhat. It flows, it's smooth, and the song choices and horn arrangements are particularly excellent IMO. This is the consum... quintes... really excellent polka!

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Re: Best Polka (Released)

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Blurred Lines confirmed for the polka!
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Re: Best Polka (Released)

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No secret clue there, just making an appropriate reference. I could have said "the segues are so seamless," but that's an abundance of aliteration.

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