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.

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