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Polka King: The Life and Times of Polka Music's Living Legend

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Arguably the most important polka practitioner of his generation, reedist/vocalist Jimmy Sturr has won an eye-popping 18 Grammy Awards, and when you hear his exuberant brand of the music that is his heart and soul, you'll understand why. Blending the timeless elements of traditional polka music with hints of country, Cajun, and rock and roll, Sturr’s unique sound has taken ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by BenBella Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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I received this book via the Goodreads First Reads program.

From the start, I had a connection with this book. I'm not sure if it was because I am a musician myself, or the fact that Willie Nelson wrote one of the forewords, or just that Jimmy Sturr has a fascinating story - it could be any one of those things, because this was an excellent book. It details his entire career, and even talks about his band members.

If you're a fan of polka music, or just music in general, I'd definitely recommend t
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