Frankie Yankovic

Frank John Yankovic (July 28, 1915 – October 14, 1998) was an American accordion player and polka musician. Known as "America's Polka King," Yankovic was considered the premier artist to play in the Slovenian style during his long career. He was not related to fellow accordionist and song parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic, although the two collaborated.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 28, 1915 (Davis), Died October 14, 1998 (New Port Richey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CCO4523 10-in. 1946 Twilight waltz Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4524 10-in. 1945 or 1946 Ohio polka Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4525 10-in. 1945 or 1946 Clairene waltz Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia CCO4525 10-in. 1946 Vadnal waltz Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia CCO4526 10-in. 1946 Three to right, three to left Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia CCO4527 10-in. 1946 Summertime waltz Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4776 10-in. 1947 Three Yanks polka Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia CCO4777 10-in. 1947 Dreamer's waltz Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4778 10-in. 1947 Strabane polka Johnny Pecon ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia CCO4781 10-in. 1947 Clinker polka Johnny Pecon ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4782 10-in. 1947 Cocktail waltz Johnny Pecon ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CCO4783 10-in. 1947 Rendezvous waltz Johnny Pecon ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia CCO5069 10-in. 1949 or 1950 There'll always be a Christmas Al Leslie ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Columbia CCO5070 10-in. 1949 or 1950 Christmas polka Bud Griebel ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia CCO5071 10-in. 1948 or 1949 You are my one true love Al Leslie ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia CCO5072 10-in. 1948 or 1949 Honey (Why can't you be sweet to me) Al Leslie ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia CCO5084 10-in. 1948 or 1949 Hu-la la-la-la Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist, leader, songwriter  
Columbia CCO5086 10-in. 1948 or 1949 Polka town Al Leslie ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia CCO5099 10-in. 1949 How many burps in a bottle of beer? George Kuk ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Columbia CCO5102 10-in. 1950 When banana skins are falling (I'll come sliding back to you) Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia CCO5104 10-in. 1950 Smiles and tears Al Leslie ; Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia CO37143 10-in. 1946 or 1947 Shandy polka Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CO37144 10-in. 1946 or 1947 Happy hour Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia CO37145 10-in. 1946 or 1947 Cheer up, sweetheart Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia CO37145 10-in. 1946 Srecen bodi, srcek moj Frankie Yankovic ; Yanks Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Yankovic, Frankie," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354805.

Yankovic, Frankie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354805.

"Yankovic, Frankie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.

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