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"Melodia Record Co." was a Chicago-based recording studio founded in 1950 by Jan Wojewódka (1919-1992), a Polish artist (founder of the ensemble "Wesoła czworka lotników") and the most famous impresario of Polish popular music in the United States. The company operated until 1980s, producing records both of emigre Polish singers and of artists of Polish People's Republic. List of its records contains about a hundred of 78 rpms and not less than sixty 12" LPs, mainly in the genre of variety songs. Some of "Melodia" records were copied by other companies (such as Polonia in U.K. and Carinia in Australia). The same company probably had some connections with Detroit-based label Amerpol.
--Mike G. Jurkevich
 
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(Mx/Ctr No)
TakeTitle Name (Composer)Artist(s), AccompanimentRec Date
Rec Place
Label(s)Order No
[xRef Nos]
Files
M-118-A
PolishTenor with band
Only in Lwow (Tylko we Lwowie), waltz (Henryk Wars, lyrics by Emanuel Schlechter)
Jan Wojewodka, acc. blue band~1955
Chicago (?)
Melodia (USA)M-118
[212]
M-118-B
PolishTenor with band
Daddy (Tata), polka
Jan Wojewodka, Jozef Wieszczek (animal voices imitation), acc. blue band~1955
Chicago (?)
Melodia (USA)M-118
[212]
M-134-A
Polishvocal quartet with piano
Only there... (Tylko tam...), song (Ref-Ren (Feliks Konarski))
"The merry four", acc. piano~1955
USA
Melodia (USA)M-134
[212]

new
M-134-B
Polishvocal quartet with piano
Mothers heart (Serce matki), tango (Zygmunt Karasinski, Szymon Kataszek, lyrics by Ludwik Szmaragd)
"The merry four", acc. piano~1955
USA
Melodia (USA)M-134
[212]

new
M-167-A
Polishtenor with orchectra
Girl in love (Polish version of Chitarra Romana) (Zakochana dziewczyna), tango (Eldo di Lazzaro, lyrics by Zbigniew Drabik (Ar-Gus))
Andrzej Jedrzejowski, acc. Carinia orchestra, Conductor Stefan Bialoguski1953
Australia
Melodia (UK)M-167
CS. 3594
(S3594)
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