Sunday Music Show Czech brass band music, deep in the heart of Texas

05-01-2014 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Arhoolie recordsPhoto: Arhoolie records “Texas-Czech, Bohemian-Moravian Bands: Historic Recordings, 1929-1959” is a wonderful compilation featuring groups such as the Joe Patek Orchestra, Bacova’s Ceska Kapela and Adolph Pavlas and His Bohemians. One of Tom Waits’s favourite 20 LPs, the album offers a fascinating take on the dechovka (brass band) music that the Lone Star State’s huge Czech community brought with them from the old country.

Social bookmarking


Most Popular

Related articles


Section Archive


Latest programme in English