I took this photo one morning in early April of 2007. Seen here at 6815 south Archer Avenue, in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on Chicago's southwest side, is the locally famous Adam Furniture Store. Where does the music history kick in do You ask?
During the 1970's, the city of Chicago had a large imigrant ethnic population of Eastern Europeans, mainly Polish -Lithuanian -Czechloslovakian -and Yugoslavians.
Back in the 1970's on Sundays, W T A Q Radio in La Grange Illinois on the AM radio dial...featured many polka music programs. One in particulair that My family listened to...was the Chet Golinski Show. Chet featured many "Local" Chicagoland polka recording artist such as Eddie Karosa -
Little Wally -Joe Pat, as well as famous stars like Frankie Yancovich and whoopie John.
"Adam Furniture" was one of the shows main sponsors. This unique southside Furniture store even had a distinct "Polish Polka Style Advertising Jingle" and it was entitled"Adam on Archer".
It sounded something like ..."Bet-ter pri-ces ev-ery -day at A-dam on Ar-cher
You can shop here Any-day at A-dam on Ar-cher.
A-dam. - Fur-ni-ture. A-dam Fur-ni-ture.
Another sponsor of the Sunday polka programs, was the long gone "Babydoll Polka Club".
WTAQ Radio became a Spanish Language radio station sometime during the early 1980's.
After all these years...It was nice to know that Adam Furniture is still here on Archer Avenue.