Marv Herzog

Marv Herzog

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Marv Herzog was born August 9, 1932 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Music played an important role in the Herzog family – his parents played instruments and taught their children to sing. They cherished the German songs their ancestors brought to America when they emigrated but they also enjoyed country music performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. When Frankie Yankovic began playing his accordion and touring the country performing with his polka band, polka music was featured on a radio show in Flint, Michigan. Marv’s interest in the accordion grew and when he was twelve, a neighbor brought him one and showed him where the C, G, and F chords were on the left hand. Marv practiced for an hour everyday. He learned songs by remembering how they sounded, then practiced them until they were committed to memory. He could play virtually any song in any key just by listening to them and did this with no music lessons.

From these early beginnings came a unique style of music Marv Herzog perfected and thousands of people across the nation enjoyed. He formed his first band at the age of 14 and on New Year’s Eve in 1946, was hired by a club for their party. In 1963, he purchased his first Cordovox, an organ/accordion instrument that propelled him to greater musical success. He began recording albums and as his popularity grew, he booked festivals and dances in other states, and sponsored tours to Germany where his band also performed. In 1979, he was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame. In 1996, he celebrated 50 years in music with a program recorded on a DVD. In 2002, at the age of 70, he passed away after an 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He is buried in the St Lorenz Lutheran Church Cemetery in Frankenmuth.

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Marv Herzog Discography Tracks

Albums

Marv Herzog Marv Herzog At The Bavarian Festival (Album) Sound (7) US 1966 Sell This Version
1046 Marv Herzog Oktoberfest Album(LP) Sound (7) 1046 US 1972 Sell This Version
1049 Marv Herzog Marv Herzog's Schnitzelbank(LP, Album) Sound (7) 1049 US 1972 Sell This Version
1064 Marv Herzog Marv Herzog's Polka Fun Time(LP) Sound (7) 1064 US 1974 Sell This Version
Marv Herzog Home For The Holidays Herzog Records (2) US 1981 Sell This Version
S-3002 Marv Herzog Christmas Greetings From Frankenmuth Michigan(LP, Album) Sound (7) S-3002 US 1981 Sell This Version
S-1140 Marv Herzog Memories Of My Homeland(LP) Sound (7) S-1140 1981 Sell This Version
H-7774 Marv Herzog Hall Of Fame(LP) Herzog Records (2) H-7774 US 1987 Sell This Version
Marv Herzog Breaks Out The Polkas (Album) Sound (7), Herzog Records (2) US Unknown Sell This Version
Marv Herzog World Of Polkas And Waltzes (Album) Herzog Records (2) US Unknown Sell This Version
Marv Herzog Marv Herzog Country Sound (7), Sound (7) US Unknown Sell This Version
Marv Herzog Marv Herzog's German American Album (Album) Sound (7), Sound (7) US Unknown Sell This Version
Marv Herzog Presents Wally Loesel Marv Herzog Presents Wally Loesel - Marv Herzog Presents Wally Loesel (Album) Sound (7) US Unknown Sell This Version
H-7773 Marv Herzog It's Party Time!(LP, Album) Herzog Records (2) H-7773 US Unknown Sell This Version
1118 Marv Herzog Schuetzenfest(LP) Sound (7) 1118 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-7772 Marv Herzog All About Love(LP, Album) Herzog Records (2) H-7772 US Unknown Sell This Version
1061 Marv Herzog One More Polka Before We Slow It Down(LP) Sound (7) 1061 US Unknown Sell This Version
SI-1014-LPS Marv Herzog Sing And Dance With Marv Herzog(LP) Sound (7) SI-1014-LPS US Unknown Sell This Version
1127 Marv Herzog Alpine Holiday(LP, Album) Sound (7) 1127 US Unknown Sell This Version
1130 Marv Herzog On Tour(LP, Album) Sound (7) 1130 US Unknown Sell This Version
7001 Marv Herzog German-American Oktoberfest(2xLP, Album) Sound (7) 7001 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

304 Marv Herzog Orange Blossom Special / Petite Waltz(7", Single) Sound (7) 304 US 1973 Sell This Version
300 Marv Herzog Schnitzelbank Polka(7", Single) Sound (7) 300 US 1973 Sell This Version
306 Marv Herzog We're Gonna Getcha Polka(7") Sound (7) 306 US Unknown Sell This Version
281 Marv Herzog Snow Deer Polka(7", Single) Sound (7) 281 US Unknown Sell This Version

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