Blue Eagle Record, Jim Brunner & the Rhythmaires aka Rythm-Aires, Sussex, Wisconsin

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Jim Brunner and The Rhythmaires

Also Jim Brunner’s Sussex Home Recording Studio “Blue Eagle Records”

(aka Blue Eagle Music) – 22214 W. Bonnie Lane, Sussex, WI 53089

Note:Just found some info on the internet that Jim Brunner and The Rhythaires may have recorded a 45 with KL Recording Services as KS-1 on the A side only. Bill Landowski & Village Brass were KS-2. KL was a recording studio in Hubertus and they were established in 1952!

45 RPM Discography

45Rel.Artist(s)Side A Side B 100*1969Fresh AirI’m Tired3:00Sway3:12BEP 45-101/10219??Jim Brunner and The RhythmairesAugie’s Polka2:29Lullaby Waltz2:49103/10419??     105/10619??     BEP 45-107/10819??Myron Breezy and OrchestraBreezy’s Polka2:00Lady Esther Waltz3:10BEP 45-109/11019??Mary’s Concertina DutchmenMatilda Polka3:00Roller Coaster Polka2:34BEP 45-111/11219??Dick Kaye & The KaydettesCareless Hands3:00Pretty Polly Polka2:55BEP 45-113/11419??Mary’s Concertina DutchmenSharps Shooters March2:55Echoes in the Hills Waltz2:47BEP 45-115/11619??Mary’s Concertina DutchmenLittle Joe’s Polka2:00Hard Luck Waltz3:05117/11819??     BEP 45-119/12019??Herold Steinbach OrchestraTwo Eddies Polka2:20Neopolitan Nights2:41120/12119??Jim Brunner and the Rythmaires/CLOVER VALLEY PLAYMATESCHRISTMAS TIME POLKA2:18SILVER BELLS 2:42 123/12419??     BEM 45-125/12619??Herold Steinbach OrchestraScottie’s Polka3:15Lullabye Waltz2:58127/12819??Ed Kenny’s
Olde Tymers Recording OrchestraOut Mike Polka Evening on the Lehigh Waltz 129/13019??     BEM 45-131/13219??Ed Kenny’s
Olde Tymers Recording OrchestraHappy Go Lucky Polka 3:10Night in May Waltz 4:29133/13419??     135/1361976Peppermint RidgeBoogie Woman Live On 137/1381976Peppermint RidgeCan’t You Hear Me Tornado Weather 139/14019??     141/14219??     143/14419??4MsMy Home is the Nicest Place Let’s Forget Out Worries 145/14619??     147/14819??Town & Country DutchmenBonnie Polka Love Makes the World Go Round BEM 45-149/15019??Don Fleury Orch.Busy Bee Polka2:45Drinking Champagne3:23BEM 45-151/15219??Don Fleury Orch.Toe Tappin’ Polka2:43Peek-A-Boo Moon2:42153/15419??Allen Van Dyke & Mountain Express [See Note 2]Whole Lotta Woman Daddy No. 2 BEM 45-155/15619??Glen Moldenhauer Orchestra (akaGlen Moldenhauer PolkaBand) [See Note 1]Green Green Grass2:51Miami Beach Polka2:36157/15819??     BE-45-159/16019??Tony RademacherPete’s Polka2:20Your Cheatin’ Heart2:38BEM 45-161/16219??Concertina PattiAll My Dreams2:56Because Your Blue Eyes Blink2:21163/16419??     165/16619??Polonia Polka TonesUnder The Foot Polka Waters From The Mountain 167/16819??Concertina R TeesR Tees Polka I Can’t Help It 169/170      171/172 Johnny PhillipsI Want to be Your Sweetheart3:24Drinking Champagne3″:6

The first album recorded at Blue Eagle Records aka Blue Eagle Music — with Mary Brunner Richter, Clayton Weinreich, Jim Brunner, Kathy Watry, John Watry, Maxine Brunner Fleury [little blonde girl], Mark Brunner, Sharon Bardele and Mike Franz.

June 24, 2015 –Maxine Brunner FleuryYou might not see it, it’s up under the Eagle…LPS-1001. I’ll have to get together with my family and get pictures of the studio, recording board/equip and list of the recordings he made. He even recorded groups that sang jingles – the one that comes to mind is Skipper Buds. My brother Max and I heard it so much we can still sing it to this daywink emoticon Yes, you are correct. My father-in-law is Don Fleury. My husband Tom played bass with him as well as several other contemporary bands. I’m surrounded by musicians smile emoticon I’m sure Don would be happy to share whatever information you need.

LPRecording DateArtist(s)TitleLPS-1002* Arnie Klick & His Band featuring June and ArnieHalf & Half Country Oldtime, Vol. 2LPS-1006*1975?Ed Kenney’s Recording Orchestra Ed Kenney’s Recording Orchestra Vol. II

   LPS-1011*# Don Fleury BandToe Tappin’ TimeLPS-1012* Tony RadermacherOne More time    LPS-1014* Don Koloski and the Champion Valley DutchmenDon Koloski and the Champion Valley DutchmenLPS-1017* The Polka LadsThis is the PlaceBEM-1021* Danny and the RavensThe Sound of…

* Depot Museum collection

# Also was available in 8-Track Tape

Notes: LP Discography

  1. 1975? –LPS-1006 – Ed Kenney’s Orchestra — Ed Kenney’s Orchestra (LP)
    As of 6-22-2008, according to WISCAT, 1) the only known copy of this title is in the Manitowoc Public Library, and 2) there are no other titles known to exist in any other Wisconsin Library.



NAME & ADDRESS: Glenn Moldenhauer, age 60, of N5693 Riverside Drive, Shawano, formerly of Iron Ridge, WI, was welcomed into the loving arms of his Savior on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004.

BIRTH & PARENTS: Glenn was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Hartford, the son of the late Gilbert and Magdalena (Callies) Moldenhauer.

EARLY YEARS & MARRIAGE: On June 20, 1965, he was united in marriage to Patricia Fischer at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge.

INTERESTS – EMPLOYMENT: Glenn was a dairy farmer in the Iron Ridge area. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge for 55 years where he was on the church council and was a member of the choir. Glenn also belonged to the Iron Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, the Allenton Lions Club and was chairman for the Town of Herman Board of Adjustments. Then in 1999, he and his wife moved to the Shawano area where Glenn worked for the Mid County Co-op in Bonduel. He was a member of Divine Savior Ev. Lutheran Church and a member of the choir. Glenn was known for forming the Glenn Moldenhauer Polka Band and was a member of the United Orchestra Leaders for over 35 years. He enjoyed card playing, fishing, and playing concertina for many anniversaries and gatherings. His faith and his family meant the most to him and his grandkids were the apple of his eye.

SURVIVORS: Glenn is survived by: his wife, Patricia; daughter, Cathy (Bryon) Nehls of Juneau; grandchildren, Lucas, Carissa, Marco, Hannah; daughter, Barb (Neal) Ewert of Mayville; grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel; daughter, Debbie (Dean) Huming of Hector, Minn.; grandchildren, Jayden, Range, Parker; brothers and sisters, Earl Moldenhauer, Marvin (Janet) Moldenhauer, Darlene (Earl) Schellpfeffer all of Iron Ridge, Karen (Glen) Eller of West Bend; many nieces, nephews, cousins.

PRECEDED BY: Glenn was preceded in death by: two infant sons, Jeffrey and Daniel; his parents; a sister-in-law, Marcy; nephew, David Moldenhauer.

FUNERAL SERVICES AND BURIAL: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Divine Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. James Naumann and Rev. Bill Limmer officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery in Iron Ridge. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the family to be used for Mission Outreach.

NOTE: Photo in original newspaper clipping. Source:

Note 2 – A Hustisford native, Allen Van Dyke started his music career in the mid-1960s performing at a variety of bars and dance halls. As his popularity grew, he formed the band that would later be named Allen Van Dyke and The Mountain Express in 1971. Source: © 2015 Watertown Daily Times Online

Above – Roger Uhrmann, Jim Brunner and “Shorty” Vincent Brunner

Above – “Shorty” Vincent Brunner, Roger Uhrmann, and Jim Brunner

Above – 1960s:This is Shorty (drums), my dad (banjo & guitar) & John Watry on Accordion

Jim &

cousin “Shorty” Vincent Brunner in 1970 @ The Old Courthouse Inn, Grafton. 10 years playing music together. Shorty played drums.

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Jim’s daughter Maxine married into the music on Sept 8, 1984 with Tom Fleury, a member of his father’s, Don Fleury, band.

Tom Fleury Me with Dad, Don,. Sept 8 1984. My beginning of a wonderful journey with Maxine Brunner Fleury. Our wedding


Note: Unusual to have two different musicians/singers/bands on the same 45, but different sides.