Table of Contents
   Forewordp. xiii
   Prefacep. xvii
   Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
   Color Platesp. xxiii
   Introductionp. 1
   Editorial Note Regarding Translations, Citations, and Related Projectsp. 5
   The Boys in the Bandp. 7
   The Polish Culturep. 25
   The Polish Ethnic Communities in Detroitp. 43
   The War Yearsp. 81
   A Century of the Polish-American Musician in Detroitp. 106
   The Music: A Reflection of Cultural Values and Idealsp. 158
   Stanley Adamus (1922-1988): The Professionalp. 178
   Johnny Sadrack (1919-1989): The People's Choicep. 186
   Stas Wisniach (1923- ): The Virtuoso Accordionistp. 191
   Ted Gomulka (1919-1998): The Horn Manp. 202
   Ted Koltowicz (1927-2000): The Fireball Hall-of-Famerp. 216
   Eddie Gajec (1918-1998): The Entrepreneurp. 221
   Wally Gomulka (1924- ): The Polish Aristocratp. 229
   Eddie (Krzyk) Schick (1917- ): The Philosopherp. 235
   Ted Lach (1914-1968): The Sizzling Clarinetistp. 241
   Tom Gomulka (1911-1993): The Historianp. 246
   Ted (Gorczyca) Gordon (1920-1991): The Authorityp. 251
   John Gajec (1918- ): The Maestrop. 256
   Eddie (1917-1999) and Helen (Rowinski) Nabozny (1919- ): The Childhood Sweetheartsp. 260
   Wally Duda (1926- ): The Brotherp. 266
   Clarence (Clare) Witkowski (1931- ): The Big-Band Polka Hall-of-Famerp. 272
   John Chrzasz (1929- ): The Gentle Giantp. 278
   Ernie Skuta (1935- ): The Adopted Brotherp. 286
   Walt Lipiec (1943- ): The Noncompromiserp. 294
   Walt Cieslik (1947- ): The Ambassadorp. 299
   A New Millennium in Detroitp. 307
   The Flame Keepersp. 310
   Epiloguep. 317
   Notesp. 319
   Bibliographyp. 340
   Indexp. 343