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

 

Ray Young has sung and recorded with some of Cleveland's most popular polka bands for the past 60 years.  Ray first joined the Sokach-Habat Tunemixers in 1949.  Late, he recorded nine singles with Eddie Habat's orchestra on Decca Records.  Through the years, Ray has sung with the Kenny Bass band, Ernie Benedict, Hank Haller, and Fred Ziwich, and performed at many of the old polka haunts such as Mae's Musical Lounge Bar, Yankovic's, Golden Goose, Twilight Gardens, the Gay Cosack, and the Hof Brau Haus.  Ray's hit song is the "Erica Waltz," for which he wrote and English lyrics and recorded the song with Hank Haller's ensemble.  He recorded on nine albums with Hank and wrote lyrics for several songs.  Ray continues to sing with swing bands, and has served as councilman in Middleburg Heights, Ohio since 1970.

 

Inducted in 2012

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame

 

Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

RAY YOUNG

 

1927

 

 

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