The MultiMedia Page

Several areas of the  Popular Culture Excavation Site  provide access to mp3 music files, mpeg-1 movie clips, or both.  As these files are quite large, the question arises as to how well (or even whether) your computer will play them.  Those with high-speed connections will have the best experience.  Those using dial-up modems will encounter the usual delay in downloading a large file.

To improve your chances, a Windows Media Player is provided on this page.  You should be able to hear a music file or view a movie clip simply by clicking the little black right-pointing arrowhead in the media player.  If this doesn't work, click the highlighted title of the song or video to open the viewer that is associated with your computer.  If this fails, it's time to consult your browser or computer help files.

Here's a delightful mp3 music file showcasing the wonderful Aldoph Hofner:

Western Swing?  Yes, but this song, recorded in Dallas, Texas, in February 1940, and also known as "Happy Go Lucky Polka," is a fine example of the fusion of texas swing with an East European polka number (sung in Czech no less) so remarkably achieved by Adolph Hofner and his Texans.

Return to the Adoph Hofner page.