Steve Garchar

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When Cleveland-Style polkas were at their peak after World War II, Steve Garchar was the standard-bearer in the Penn-Ohio arena, leading his orchestra virtually every night of the week and performing live on area radio stations. Playing the accordion since age ten, Steve formed his first band in high school and, pursuing music full-time, came to dominate the Youngstown/Sharon polka scene. The Steve Garchar Orchestra recorded for Coral records, releasing hit singles including "Jolly Time Polka," "Blue Mountain Waltz," "Highland Polka" and "Bridge Street Waltz." Steve continued performing during his stint in the service and reorganized his band for a short time afterward during the 1950s. Active in the promotion of Cleveland-Style polkas ever since, Steve again regrouped his orchestra in 1991 and has returned to the recording studio.
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Steve Garchar Discography Tracks

Vocals

9-60875 Steve Garchar - My Pretty Girl / Highland Polka album art Steve Garchar And His Orchestra Steve Garchar And His Orchestra - My Pretty Girl / Highland Polka(7") Coral 9-60875 US 1952 Sell This Version

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9-60875 Steve Garchar - My Pretty Girl / Highland Polka album art Steve Garchar And His Orchestra Higland Polka Steve Garchar And His Orchestra - My Pretty Girl / Highland Polka(7") Coral 9-60875 US 1952 Sell This Version
60981 Steve Garchar - Terry Ann Polka / Blue Mountain Waltz album art Steve Garchar And His Orchestra Blue Mountain Waltz Steve Garchar And His Orchestra - Terry Ann Polka / Blue Mountain Waltz(Shellac, 10") Coral 60981 US 1953 Sell This Version
PRI-682 Steve Garchar - Like Father. Like Son album art Walter Ostanek And His Orchestra Jolly Six Walter Ostanek And His Orchestra - Like Father. Like Son(LP, Album) Paramount Records Inc. PRI-682 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
MLP-1106 Steve Garchar - The Al Morouse Orchestra Has Polka Fever! album art The Al Morouse Orchestra Jolly Time Polka (as S. Garchar) The Al Morouse Orchestra - The Al Morouse Orchestra Has Polka Fever!(LP) MJM Records (3) MLP-1106 US Unknown Sell This Version
EC 81024 Steve Garchar - Jolly Time Polka album art Steve Garchar And His Orchestra Steve Garchar And His Orchestra - Jolly Time Polka(7", EP) Coral EC 81024 US Unknown Sell This Version