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Li'l Wally

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Beloved by millions of fans around the world - the creator of the Chicago Polka Sound

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About Li'l Wally

Li'l Wally Jagiello delighted audiences and millions of fans for neary 70 years. Starting playing at 8 years old up and down the Polish Broadway in Chicago, Li'l Wally honed his craft and is credited with creating the "Chicago Sound". He was also one of the first inductees into the Polka Music Hall of Fame.

A consumate performer, Li'l Wally performed nearly non-stop for his entire career. A prolific composer, Wally is reponsible for over 3,000 original compositions and 150 albums. His records have sold millions. In 1956, his song, "I Wish I Was Single Again," was on the Top 40 charts (a rarity for a polka record) and sold some six million copies.

His album, "Polish Feelings," was nominated for a Grammy award and Li'l Wally's recordings have earned seventeen Gold Records and four Platinum.

A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Li'l Wally's greatest hits include: "I Wish I Was Single Again," "Johnnie's Knockin', Seven Days and Seven Nights," "She Likes Kiolbosa," "Take Me Baby," "Chicago Is a Polka Town" and "Li'l Wally Twirl."

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