By the time of his high school graduation, Manners was already proficient at several instruments, including the violin, piano, and banjo. He honed his musical skills by playing first in a traveling tent show, before eventually going through a succession of Western swing bands. When the band broke up after several years together, Manners formed Zeke the City Fellers, playing New York radio stations and touring Europe before the start of World War II. Despite it all, Manners kept his radio career afloat throughout the years. Zeke Manners And His Band "Eeny Meeny Dixie Deeny" Zeke Manners & his Gang The Fightin& Son Of A Gun (BLUEBIRD B-9020) (1942). Les Paul with Zeke Manners. TTRH - Halloween - Zeke Manners & His Swing Billies - Mr. Ghost Goes To Town. Zeke Manners Band with Curly Gribbs - Sioux City Sue on 1946 Victor 78 rpm record.
Polka Memories Medley (Polka Doll/That's My Family Tree/I Love to Dance the Polka/Moja Dziewczyna Myje Nogi/Memories of Old/Love Is a Melody That Lasts Forever) - (original lyrics and adaptation by Bobby Vinton) - 4:53. Produced by Bob Morgan for Rexford Productions, Inc. Engineering by Ron Malo. Accordionally Yours is an album by Walter Ostanek and His Band. In 1994, the album won Ostanek the Grammy Award for Best Polka Album. Born to Polka is an album by Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra. Walter Ostanek received the award three times consecutively, and the band Brave Combo was presented the award twice. American artists were presented with the award more than any other nationality, though it was presented to Ostanek and his band from Canada three times. Lenny Gomulka holds the record for the most nominations without a win, with twelve.
Strike Up the Band for Love - (Bobby Vinton, Gene Allan) - 2:19. Paloma Blanca - (Hans Bouwens) - 3:17. Side 2. Pennsylvania Polka - (Lester Lee, Zeke Manners) - 1:55. MacLean, Arthur Richardson) - 2:28. Hoop-Dee-Doo - (Frank Loesser, Milton DeLugg) - 1:55. That's Amoré - (Jack Brooks, Harry Warren) - 2:32. Don't Let My Mary Go Around - (Bobby Vinton, Gene Allan) - 2:22.
Performer: Zeke Manners and his Band; Zeke Manners and The Singing Lariateers Writer: Cy Coben; Charles Grean. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are . mil truncated conical, . mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 48., Rolloff: -1. 5. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20-3125A 1S Catalog number: DJ-569-A.
Polka Family Band – We Are Family. The Dynatones – When the Band Plays a Polka. Walter Ostanek and His Band. Dick Tady Orchestra – Happy Polka Days. Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones – All American Country Flavored Polkas. Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push – For Old Times Sake. Walter Ostanek – Happiness is Polkas and Waltzes. Polka! All Night Long. Walter Ostanek and His Band, Jerry Darlak and The Touch, and Bob Kravos and His Band – Back to Back Hall of Fame Polkas. Polka Family Band – Hungry for More. In 2009, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the retirement of the award category.
Zeke Manners, once a popular hillbilly singer and disc jockey and the composer of ''The Pennsylvania Polka,'' among hundreds of other songs, died on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. He was 89 and lived in West Hollywood. His initial fame came from a publicity ploy in 1930 during the Depression. His father was an accomplished violinist. The family moved to Los Angeles, where as a young man he performed in a tent show. During the 1920's he began hanging around the radio station KMPC, where he did some children's shows and performed with a jazz trio. The station wanted to lasso rural people who had moved to California, fleeing the Dust Bowl. He banged out tunes on the accordion, piano and organ, three of the many instruments he played. He was often backed up by ABC's janitors, clanking pails. In the mid-1950's he worked as a rock 'n' roll disc jockey.