Irresistible You

Lenny Gomulka

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Irresistible You Review

by Steve Litwin

Irresistible You, the September, 1996 recording by Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push, was introduced to the market in a multi-page article in Billboard magazine and it marked a first for polka music.

This release clearly illustrates Gomulka's determination to expand his polka music venues with covers of "The Witch Doctor" and "Mexico," a new arrangement of Harry More's tune from the 1960s. However, he also remains true to the roots with traditional cuts like "Teenagers" and a fabulous "Polish Waltz Tribute to Marion Lush," the deceased Chicago polka great. This 15-track recording also contains several Gomulka originals including "She Turned 21" and the title cut, "Irresistible You."

With a host of Grammy nominations over the years, the band has gained a devoted following because of their high-energy, musically tight sound. The dueling concertina-accordion, the power trumpets and the tight vocals have become trademarks of Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push and have continued into this, their 16th album. (Push Records, 36 Parker St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151)

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