PLAY BALL . . . . . . . !
is nothing like a nice evening at the ballpark.
Well, the experience will now be even better than ever
at PNC Park for the 2011 baseball season.
If you've ever been to a Pirate baseball game, I'm sure
you've seen during the inning changes the great perigee
race, the tee-shirt slingshots and, oh yes...of course,
the famous Hotdog Shoot, where the Pirate Parrot
(mascot) launches hotdogs from a pneumatic canon! Well,
this year the Pittsburgh Pirate's Organization invited
the Dick Tady Orchestra to compose three hotdog
launching polkas (set to the theme of shooting hotdogs).
The DTO hit the studio and
recorded three 30 second songs and they were presented
to the Pirate's Organization and picked the world
famous E-I-E-I-O Polka with new lyrics (composed by Dick
Tady and Margie Cavanaugh) and the rest is
history...well, not quite. What about the video?
The video was filmed by New
Perspectives Productions back in December 2010 at the
American Slovenian Citizen Association (ACME CLUB -
Acmetonia, PA). It features the DTO playing and
singing the song while tossing hotdogs to the polka
loving fans who are dancing around the dance floor.
Who said you're not allowed to throw your food?
The music video will be used for
the entire 2011 baseball season and will be shown on the
"Jumbotron" every third home game. So, if you're
at the ballgame and you hear the E-I-O Polka playing,
sing along . . . you know the words!
It's The "TALK OF THE TOWN"
is a fantastic FM radio station in Ridgway Pennsylvania
called "THE HOUND". The official call
letters of the station is WDDH 97.5 FM and they play
today's top country music hits. But, more than
that, they are the hosting station of the Don Williams
Polka Review, heard every Sunday morning from 10:00AM
until Noon (EST).
The Owner of WDDH, Mr. Dennis
Heindl, hosts a weekly show immediately following Don
William's polka show where he interviews people who make
an impact on the Ridgway and surrounding area. On
Sunday, March 21st, the Dick Tady Orchestra had the
honors of being interviewed by Mr. Heindl for the March
27th edition of the award winning show called,
The show has received “The Award
Of Excellence”, which is The Communicator’s Highest
Award. The Communicator Award is the leading
International Awards Program, honoring Creative
Excellence for Communications Professionals; and was
founded over a decade ago. The Communicator Awards
received over 9,000 entries in different categories from
companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of
the Largest awards of it’s kind in the world.
WDDH (The Hound 97.5 FM) is the
most powerful FM radio station in North Central
Pennsylvania and can be heard as far as Cleveland Ohio,
New York and when the weather conditions are just right,
can be heard in the Pittsburgh area. Don't worry,
if you can't get the station on your radio, you can
listen in via your computer by visiting their
website and clicking on
the "Listen Live" button. There's no charge and
the programming is excellent!
AND THE AWARD GOES TO. . .
Dick Tady Orchestra has been a 'staple' in the polka
music field for just over 5 decades and have received
many awards and recognition for their accomplishments
for their love and dedication to polka music and the
preservation of polka heritage.
Their love for the music and the
polka fans is what keeps them going year after year and
this year has been no different. Already in 2010 they
have released their 4th and final compilation of the
'Best of the DTO - Button Box Magic' CD, they have also
picked up a few nominations along the way.
The Dick Tady Orchestra received several prestigious
nominations for 2010 by the National Cleveland Style
Polka Hall of Fame, including; Greatest All-Time
Polka Hit for their Theme Song 'Happy Days Polka', Best
New Original Song for Dick's newest composition 'La
Bella Luna Waltz', from their brand new 'Best of the DTO
Volume 4 - Button Box Magic', and Band of the
But, the Hall of Fame nominations
don't stop there! Also receiving individual
nominations from the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall
of Fame are three nominations for Dick for Vocalist of
the Year, Best Button Box Individual/Duo and Best
Musician of the Year. The DTO's Joe Gill and Ed
Gould were also nominated for Best Sidemen.
Of the nominations, the Dick Tady
Orchestra won 2010 Band of The Year, Best New Original
Song - Labella Luna Waltz (Margie's Song) and Greatest
All Time Cleveland-Style Hits Category; "Happy Polka
IT'S FINALLY HERE,
THE BEST OF THE DTO VOLUME 4
the "RECORD" light went out and the final touches were
put on the master CD, the Best of the DTO Volume 4 is
finally finished. And, boy oh boy is it a doozy!
The album title fits like the "T" in
Tady. And, when you add the the button box
to it it becomes "Button Box Magic". With the
great button box melodies of years gone by and new
tunes, never released by the DTO on prior albums, as
well as adding additional instrument tracks to existing
songs and digitally re-mastering, this album is sure to
please the button box lover in all of you.
This button box collection brings
the "Best Of" series to a close, which gives the
listener everything that was recorded since 1963 to
present day. Although it is the final album in the
series of four, it doesn't close any chapters in their
musical career or their recording career, as they are
already making plans to bring a fresh new recording to
you in the near future, which will include more great
polka music, as well as some surprises like you've never
heard any other polka band record.
You can obtain your very own copy
of this brand new recording, as well as The Best of the
DTO Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by visiting the
recordings page. You can also
download and listen to small samples of what's on the
album for free!