But what makes it particularly appropriate is that kishka is eaten by both gentiles and Jews: the gentile version is often a blood sausage; the Jewish version is made with chicken fat and grain. A (Note: the album was a second place winner in the Klezmer category of the 2009 Just Plain Folks awards.) [6-5-2011] [Vendor: CD Baby] (Jelani Eddington, MP3 from the album "Jelani Eddignton In Concert", 1994) Ah, Jelani!
I've loved his theater organ playing since 2002, when I bought a CD of his duets with pianist David Harris.
A [Read Steve Terrell's review](Polkaholix, Monopol Records, 940833 (M 5369), 2010) How these guys scammed money out of the German Federal Government to make a polka CD is beyond me, but if government dough results in music this good, we should try it here in the US.
Most of the songs are original and they're top notch, as is the performance, the mix and the packaging.
The group is built around the four (Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push, Push Records CPE9501, 1995) Since Marion Lush has been gone for over 20 years, I say it's time to give Lenny Gomulka the "Golden Voice of Polkas" crown.
The title tune, "Who Stole the Kishka," is a Walt Solek polka classic from the 1950s.B  [Vendor: Amazon.com](Raya Brass Band, self-published [no number], 2011) Definitely not a polka album, but I think this will appeal to many polka fans anyway.The music is Balkan and Gypsy (just a tad southeast of polka-land), played with the kind of manic gusto I imagine you'd hear from an old-world combo, though these outstanding musicians hail from the city of Brooklyn.B [8-31-2014] [Vendor: The Polka Nuts](Banda Machos, Sony Music Latin 8869-777635-9, 2010; DVD, also available as an audio CD) It's been eight years since I last reviewed a banda CD.In case you don't remember, banda ("band") is the northern Mexican musical style that features big brass bands playing dance music which includes a generous helping of polkas.