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The Goose Island Ramblers
"The Ramblers . . . bring a rich heritage of Norwegian fiddle and dance music to their string-band-with-accordion format."Old Time Country
"The Ramblers' songs are largely parodies, sung in the gruff, hearty, ya-you-betcha style of Midwest radio legend Slim Jim, and their instrumental arrangements keep a long program fresh, with occasional twin fiddle, mandolin-fiddle, or dobro accompaniments to the accordion's lead."
The Old-Time Herald
Now on CD, a toe-tapping re-release of 27 old-time music tunes by Wisconsin's beloved Goose Island Ramblers, Bruce Bollerud, George Gilbertsen, and Wendy Whitford, who began performing their special blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, and humor in the Madison area in the 1960s. Included are original songs by the Ramblers ranging from the zany "There's No Norwegians in Dickeyville" to the "Ballad of JFK."
All of these songs are on the CD
Going to the Packer Inn
In Heaven There Is No Beer
Reierson’s Two Step
No Norwegians in Dickeyville
Swiss Yodel Waltz
Scratch Your Nose Polka
I Worked for a Farmer
Black Mountain Rag
Streets of Laredo
Dream of the Miner’s Child
Abner Juve’s Waltz
Have Pity On Me
Ballad of JFK
Tobacco Setter’s Waltz
Good Morning Judge
Auction paa Strommen’s
Distributed for Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, University of WisconsinMadison
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Music CD $16.00
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