Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks


Frankie Yankovic (July 28, 1915 - October 14, 1998) was a bandleader and accordionist specializing in polka who became famous during the late 1940s. His best known songs include "Just Because" (1948) and "Blue Skirt Waltz" (1949), both Top 20 hits. A prolific recording artist, he was honored in 1986 with the first-ever Grammy in the Best Polka Recording category. He was not related to "Weird Al" Yankovic," although they had performed together on occasion.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Just Because (1948)
  • Blue Skirt Waltz (1949)

Pop charts debut year: 1948

Years active: ca. late 1920s - 1980s

Genres: Slovenian-style polka

Labels: Columbia


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