National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Growing up in Pennsylvania listening to Slovenian songs emanating from their father’s
accordion, Dolly and Polly Kendall came to Cleveland in 1945, taking the town by
storm with their outstanding Cleveland-Style vocal stylings. Joining Ernie Benedict’s
Range Riders and Polkateers, the Kendalls performed daily on radio and weekly on
television for six years. In a career spanning 30 years, Dolly and Polly worked with
Ernie Benedict, Johnny Pecon and Lou Trebar, Kenny Bass and the Polka Poppers, and
other Cleveland-Style greats on television, radio and in person. Some of the Kendalls’
most memorable renditions were captured on record with Benedict and Bass, including
"Over Three Hills," the "Jolly Lumberjack Polka," "Polka Dots and Polka Dreams,"
and "Beautiful Eyes." Polly wrote the lyrics for "Over Three Hills," that was recorded
by American artists.