Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Myron Floren - "Disco Polka"

Somewhere around 1977-78, "disco" music became quite popular. About three weeks later it stopped being popular.

For many years after, the music industry considered it hip and HIL-arious to release "disco" versions of staid old institutions like the Chipmunks and Myron Floren, slap on the title "Disco-whatever" and sell it to whatever nyudniks were crazy enough to buy it.

Floren was the lead accordionist of The Lawrence Welk Show during its entire 30+ year run. Hip, he wasn't - but as far as accordion players go, he definitely was one.

Today's clip
is of Myron playing one of those songs accordion players always do - with somewhat of a disco pulse piped-in underneath. One wonders if he was even needed at the recording sessions.

Thanks for the use of the MP3.