SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With 84 years of professional music experience under his belt, Phil Klein has heard a lot of songs and knows a solid melody when he hears one. But Klein, referred to as "Central N.Y.'s Premier Piano Man" in a local music award and boasting a repertoire of over 3,000 tunes, says that in the past few decades he has had to stretch his ears to hear a semblance of a real melody in popular music. According to Klein, "This situation forecloses chances for any aspiring songwriter to write a hit song. There is no longer any such thing in the world of pops."
Despite this lamentable fact, there is one particular style of music that is alive and well on a worldwide level: the polka. This may be attributable to the catchy melodies, danceable rhythms and joyful humor that epitomize polka music. Klein cites "The Beer Barrel Polka" as a classic example. Famously infectious, it features a real melody with discernible harmonies, humor and exuberant rhythms.
With that in mind, Klein has introduced a polka of his own to the song market. He explains, "I feel that the world of polkas is a viable place to make a songwriting entry, and my 'Mistletoe Polka' has the added virtue of being a seasonal piece, replete with creative surprises - just like a Christmas gift ought to be."
"The Mistletoe Polka," which features flirty bits and pieces such as whistles and mistletoe kisses, enjoyed success years ago as a choral piece, and now that Klein has secured the rights to the song, he is releasing it to a wider audience.
"Releasing 'The Mistletoe Polka' in time for the holidays is my surprise gift to the musical community," Klein says. "More important, it has the potential to be a hit in polka circles and performances, which are growing in numbers by the day. Polka has experienced a renaissance of sorts, and this song should feed the passion for polka that these niche music lovers invariably have."
Anyone interested in "The Mistletoe Polka" may visit http://www.songtale.net to sample and purchase the polka in vocal, instrumental and karaoke tracks. The singles also are available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com.
About Phil Klein's OURMUSIC
Phil Klein, a retired music professor, has spent his life in music, carving a unique niche in piano playing and performing timeless melodies from the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s. Today, he is a nationally renowned composer, vocalist, raconteur, music educator and beloved entertainer with loyal audiences nationwide. Klein's songs, albums and live performances fulfill a mission to preserve and rejuvenate a pure melodious musical tradition that is delightful, spirited and runs the full gamut of human emotions. His piano stylings, called "the best easy-listening piano music on the Internet," may be heard at http://www.songtale.com.
SOURCE Phil Klein's OURMUSIC