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Brave Combo

Applying the polka and world-music dance treatment to a most unlikely song lineup ("People Are Strange," "Sixteen Tons," "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," "O Holy Night"), Brave Combo formed in the late '70s in the small Texas hometown of vocalist and guitarist Carl Finch, recorded three albums for the self-owned Four Dots label, and later moved to Rounder. The group's line-up, though constantly shifting, began to coalesce around Finch, horn player Jeffrey Barnes, bassist Bubba Hernandez, and either Mitch Marine or Joseph Cripps on percussion. After signing with Rounder in the late '80s, Brave Combo released the 1987 compilation Musical Varieties before recording nine albums with the label by the mid-'90s. The group also backed up pop figure Tiny Tim on his last collection of songs, 1996's Girl. Polkasonic followed three years later, and in the spring of 2000 Brave Combo resurfaced with Process. After recording a live album for Cleveland International (Kick-A** Polkas, 2001), in 2003 they returned to Rounder for Box of Ghosts, a collection of classical themes dressed up Brave Combo style. Among various other recording and performing activities during the 21st century, the band also appeared on avant accordionist extraordinaire Guy Klucevsek's The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour in 2012. ~ John Bush
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Liminal Zone

1. Hop To It

2. Clockwork

3. Green Maple Polka

4. Song Of The Night Cafe

5. Katarina-Mou

6. It Had Better Be Tonight

7. The Best Sunsets Are In The West

8. Kilroy Was Here

9. The Everything

10. Questions In A World Of Blue

11. Krazy Antz

12. Washer And Dryer

13. It Took Us All Night To Get Home Last Night

14. The Spanish Guitar And The African Drum

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Track List: Kikiriki

1. Kikiriki

2. Beethoven Song

3. Kiev Waltz

4. Holiday

5. Just Because

6. Big Head Polka

7. Polish National Anthem

8. Prairie Dogs Polka

9. Simply

10. Road To Praha

11. Apple Blossom Time

12. Satellite Polka

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Track List: The Exotic Rocking Life

1. Cowering Mess

2. Louie, Louie

3. Patricia Twist

4. The Tsamikos

5. Yo No Bailo Con Juana

6. Undercover Medley

7. Mission Impossible

8. Honga

9. Another Night

10. El Camaleon

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Track List: Polka's Revenge

1. The Innocent Gadfly

2. At The Polka Fest

3. Cajun Danish

4. Stan Blout Medley

5. Swir, Swir Oberek

6. Lovers On Public Benches

7. The Denton Polka

8. Kiss Me, Sweetheart

9. Amerika

10. Crystal Pearls

11. I Can See For Miles

12. Northside Hop

13. Picnic Polka

14. Joy Waltz

15. Let's Get Going

16. Trippy Town (Denton Life)

17. Crazy Goose

18. Holiday In Poland

19. Don't Let Go

20. Jukebox Cheer

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Track List: Let's Kiss (25th Anniversary Album)

1. Dutch Hornpipe

2. Red River Valley

3. Bumblebee

4. Take Me Out To The Ball Game (Polka)

5. Civilized

6. Starlight Polka

7. El Golpe Traidor

8. Let's Kiss

9. Willkommen Oktoberfest

10. Acariciame

11. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

12. Take Me Out To The Ball Game (Oberek)

13. Aja Sam

14. The Simpsons Theme

15. Dutch Hornpipe (Dub Version)

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Track List: Box Of Ghosts

1. Rondo A La Turca

2. The Gnossienne #3

3. Dance Of The Hours, Parts 1 & 2

4. Polovetsian Dance

5. Pavane For A Dead Princess

6. Musetta's Waltz

7. Hungarianella

8. Baracole

9. Swan Lake

10. Waltz In C Minor

11. Romeo And Juliet

12. Slavonic Dance

13. William Tell Overture

14. Fear (Air On A G String)

15. Habanera

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Track List: Kick-A** Polkas (Recorded Live In Cleveland)

1. Violins Play For Me

2. Kenny Bass Medley: Tryzinka/ She Told Me She Loved Me

3. Herrgards' Polka

4. Wooden Heart

5. Skater's Waltz

6. Westview Polka

7. Hey Baba Reba (The Cafe Polka)

8. Atotonilco

9. Mickey Mouse Polka

10. La Paloma Twist

11. Down At The Friendly Tavern

12. Flying Saucer

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Track List: The Process

1. Golden Opportunity

2. For Me

3. I Think I Lost Something

4. My Tears Are Nothing

5. Human

6. So Rich

7. Nothing Earthly

8. I Love You

9. Denton, Texas

10. Why, Oh Why

11. Double Vision

12. Pensando En Ti

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Track List: Polkasonic

1. Down At The Friendly Tavern

2. Red Wing

3. Why, Oh Why

4. Polka Dancer

5. Only For Love

6. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

7. Conchita The Waitress

8. Skytrain

9. Glamorous Gal

10. Down In The Valley

11. Crumbling Heart

12. Purple Haze (The Jimi Hendrix Polka)

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Track List: Polka Party With Brave Combo: Live And Wild!

1. Pretty Dancing Girl

2. Hosa Dyna

3. Turkish March

4. Pop Goes The Weasel

5. Three Weeks

6. Cuando Escuches Este Vas

7. Don't Get Married

8. Peanut Polka

9. Do Something Different

10. Polka Medley: Tinker's Polka/Lichtensteiner Polka/Beer Barrel Polka/Pennsylvania Polka/Monday Morning/Laughing Polka/La Adelita/Los Coronelas

11. Come Back To Me

12. High Bounce Polka

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Track List: Group Dance Epidemic

1. The Hokey Pokey [rock Style]

2. The Mexican Hat Dance

3. Never On Sunday

4. Limbo Rock - Hand Jive

5. The Hustle

6. Chicken Dance

7. Ma Navu

8. The Jeffrey

9. The Peanut Vendor

10. Jeopardy [schottische]

11. The Hokey Pokey [go-Go Style]

12. The Bunny Hop

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Track List: Mood Swing Music

1. Three Ducks Waltz (Instrumental)

2. Little Bit Of Soul (Instrumental)

3. Conmigo No Quieres Nada (Vocal)

4. Skin

5. Volare

6. Three Ducks Polka (Instumental)

7. Come Back To Sorrento

8. Sobras Nada Mas

9. Walking Stick

10. Pirate Captain's Quickstep (Instrumental)

11. Burn Slow

12. Three Ducks Ondo (Instrumental)

13. Besos Besitos

14. Herrgard's Polka (Instrumental)

15. Girl

16. Tales From The Vienna Woods (Instrumental)

17. Mas Tequila (Instrumental)

18. Three Ducks Cha Cha (Instrumental)

19. Always Vienna (The Last Words Of Sigmund Freud)

20. Polka Overture (Instrumental)

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Track List: Polkas For A Gloomy World

1. Hosa Dyna

2. Flying Saucer

3. Eloina's Marbles

4. The Faithful Hussar

5. Near The Karpat Mountain

6. Quiero Que Sepas

7. Mystery Spot Polka

8. Potato Chips Polka

9. Breslau

10. Pije Kuba

11. Buscando Tu Corazon

12. Katiusha

13. Camino De Dolores

14. In Heaven, There Is No Beer

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Track List: No, No, No, Cha Cha Cha

1. Charanga Y Mambo

2. The Way Of Love

3. No, No, No, Cha Cha Cha

4. Por Eso (Me Olivido De Ti)

5. Cumbia Samanera

6. Recurdos

7. Nothing Is Permanent

8. Cumbia Veracruzana

9. Cha Cha For Two

10. Hernando's Hideaway

11. Busy Office Rhumba

12. Siren Song

13. Robertin, Roberton

14. Fly Me To The Moon

15. Cielito Lindo

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Track List: A Night On Earth

1. A Night On Earth

2. Don't Ever Dance With Maria

3. Hora Bialik

4. Do Something Different

5. Two Marys

6. Dulcecita

7. Jealousy

8. Laura

9. What Is This Darkness

10. Italian Medley # 1

11. Italian Medley #2

12. Hey There

13. Linda Guerita

14. Saxophone, Why Do You Weep?

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Track List: Humansville

1. Money Can't Buy Everything

2. Canto A La Salsa

3. Besame Mucho

4. Our Imagined Image

5. Viva La Reina

6. Chem-Oo-Chem

7. Poor People Of Paris

8. La Negra

9. Night

10. Can Can

11. Move

12. Tick Tock Polka

13. Ay, Me Duele

14. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning -

15. Tubular Jugs

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Track List: Polkatharsis

1. Happy Wanderer

2. Crazy Serbian Butcher's Dance

3. Seven Steps

4. Old Country Polka

5. Anniversary Song

6. Who Stole The Kishka

7. La Rufalina

8. Lovesick

9. Atotonilco

10. New Mind Polka

11. Jesusita En Chihuahua

12. Westphalia Waltz

13. Pretty Dancing Girl

14. Hey Baba Reba

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I am in Greensboro,G A and was delighted to hear this group on Pandora. Am originally from Texas and not far from Denton. These are friends of my nephew who also went to North Texas in Denton.
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PS These guys were part of the musical soul that is Denton, Texas. Anyone from Tx will understand what I mean. Musical meccas abound in Tx. Yes, folks, it is one of its redeeming qualities.
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I was a groupie at the beginning, 1979. My friends and I used to wear polka dot clothing and would dance from the first song until the last, literally working ourselves into a frenzied sweat. Great memories. Very fun band!
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In-A-Gadda-D a - V i d a as a POLKA??????? Bless their hearts! Hope it isnt a waltz--- not sure i cud handle that. Who ELSE wud ever think of doin that??? My kinda folks....... .
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rbts241
YA ! ist muy bueno..
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alissajoycru z
I love this Happy Musik!
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alissajoycru z
Wunderbar! Fun! Oktoberfest Zeit!
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My Good Friends Play in Brave Combo, can't wait for WestFest 2013 in West, TX Labor Day Weekend to see my Good Friends in Brave Combo play again.

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beccakuchar
Gay
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If you Don't get it you won't.
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If people danced this an hour every day ... well you got the picture.VIVA the USA!!!!!
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Their lyrics are terrifically witty, too!
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lee_raine
Great way to teach kids that Polka is just as cool as Rock and Roll!
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July 24th Brave Combo in Houston at Fitz!! Yay!!!!
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stephan51
They were Great In Chicago, cant wait for cleveland!
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dbgoren
brave combo rox!!!!!!!!!
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These guys are absolutely fabulous musicians! Yes! Well worth seeing live, they literally can play anything, although they do pull off the bizarre feat of converting everything to a polka! Hilarious!
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About this artist?? LONG LIVE POLKA and may it breathe through the sounds of Brave Combo!! Thanks Carl and the guys don't know where I would be without the joy that this band brings to me!!
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These guys actually played my counsin's wedding near Dallas back in 1996. Excellent, highly energetic and entertaining , funny and talented. Worth the time. Wish they had more exposure.
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ashrop1
Brave Combo describes themselves as Nuclear Polka. I would HIGHLY recommend seeing the band live. They play everything from polka to waltzes to salsas. It is impossible to attend one of their concerts and not want to start moving to the beat. I have been following their career since 1993 and I plan on being a lifetime groupie. In the words of Brave Combo, "Do something different!"

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