National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com

Phone: 216-261-3263

Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA

Fax: 216-261-4134

 

Joe Kusar could hear accordion music from the picnic grounds near his home in Euclid, Ohio. He started performing on the button accordion at age 12. His Joe Kusar Trio included Georgie Cook and Art Broze, and was featured on the "Slovenian Hour" radio show in the 1930s. In 1942, he began recording for Continental Records. Joe Trolli, the arranger, wrote out the notes of Joe's music, so that Slovenian folk music could be documented. In the 1970s and 1980s, Joe taught many people to play the button accordion. The students performed in his button box club known as "Kusar's Gang." Joe's best selling record was "Pod Mojem Okencem" (Under My Window), featuring Mary Orazem Gregory and Mary Yanchar Gerl on the vocal.  

 

Inducted in 1991

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame

 

Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

JOE KUSAR

 

1914 - 1985

 

 

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