Jukebox in My Mind
Bruno Mikos has been involved with polka since he could hold an accordion. From Li'l Wally to Bruno Mikos and the Harmony Stars to the Polka Music Hall of Fame, he has spread polka music like a piped piper of the industry. He was not only a great musician, he was a gentleman of polka music. 'Thank you for being here' was his closing line to audiences when he performed. Now, through the efforts of his son, John, the polka world can hear Bruno doing vocals on 'A Jukebox In My Mind', this newly released CD. With the help of Kevin Adams, Jack Beachly III, John Mikos, John Pilch, Jr., Eddie Siwiec, Randy Koslosky and Rich Tokarz, we now have this collection of songs and superb medleys to make us realize why we all appreciated Bruno on stage and recording. 'A Jukebox In My Mind', the lead cut, is a medley that starts with 'Lillian's Polka', drifts to 'Green Bridge', takes you 'Back to Chicago', and has everyone loving 'Hot Dogs & Cabbage'. The Lush Medley will also send you down the road of polka memories with Bruno and Tokarz on vocals. John Mikos takes the listener 'over the polka edge' with his dynamic vocal on 'Other Side of the River' and 'Hillside Hop' instrumental is what makes you glad you own this CD. And, if you lived near the Wurlitzer factory, like this writer, you gotta love the 1947 JB on the cover and the classic vinyl look to the CD. Grab this one now. It's one for everyone's library, especially those that love real polka music. Steve Litwin Polish American Journal The new CD produced by John Mikos, 'A Jukebox In My Mind', becomes more than a figment of your imagination when you listen to it. Polka Music Hall of Famer, Bruno Mikos, is at the top of his vocal game. The music . . well, when you put the names John Mikos, Adams, Beachly, Pilch, Siwiec & Tokarz together . .you know you are not dreaming. The CD is also filled with a great photo 'trip down memory lane', plus heartfelt liner notes from a son to his father. It's a must have for every true polka fan. Keith Stras Polka Jammer Network WPNA Radio 1490 AM Chicago.