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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2020, 04:20:28 AM »
Once again, it’s accordion awareness month

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2020, 11:44:26 AM »
Remember when we were told Russian women were all unattractive babushkas?  Talk about Fake News

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2020, 11:35:14 AM »
Just so you know Juan, I already posted that June is lawn care month.

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
Boogie Fever - Happy Kyne and The Mirthmakers



In case you don’t get the joke, Happy, the lead singer, is Frank De Vol who led orchestras, arranged for everyone from Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennet, to The Supremes.  He wrote TV themes for The Brady Bunch, My Three Sons,  Cat Ballou,  and The Dirty Dozen.  That’s just scratching the surface.

The drummer is Colin Bailey who played with Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, and the Tonight Show Band.  He’s probably must heard with Vince Guaraldi on the Charlie Brown stuff.

On guitar is Tommy Tedesco who was a hard working LA studio player who recorded with Zappa, The Fifth Dimension,  The Mamas and the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald,  and Phil Spector.

The bass player is another LA studio player, Eddie Robertson.

And the accordion player is Frank Marroco, a Jazz accordionist who played on hundreds of movie soundtracks, including The Pirates of the Caribbean and The Matrix Reloaded.

I’m amazed at how much they overplayed, but didn’t really get in each other’s way.  It must have been a hoot.

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2020, 08:21:33 PM »
@juan  I am aware that accordions exist, why is that not enough for you?

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2020, 04:42:02 AM »
You deserve one more. AC/DC.

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2020, 08:28:09 AM »
You deserve one more. AC/DC.


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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2020, 11:16:06 AM »
You deserve one more. AC/DC.



@juan Ok. I gotta give it up for that one.  :)

Never liked the song but that was fun.

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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2020, 01:36:46 PM »
I had no idea there were so many buttons.  :o

Some squeeze boxes have keys like an organ. 
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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2020, 04:10:53 PM »
Some squeeze boxes have keys like an organ.
Yes, that's what I had always thought of...
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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2020, 04:36:16 PM »
Yes, that's what I had always thought of...

This is pretty close to the one I owned as a kid.  41 piano keys, 5 “voices” for the right hand. And 120 bass chords for the left hand.

3rd place at the Illinois State Fair in 1966 at the ripe old age of 10.  Not really a maestro. The two songs I was assigned to play were Camptown Races and As The Caissons Go Rolling Along.  I weighed about as much as the accordion. For several years I had to play at every family wedding and after every family funeral.  I picked one up about 20 years ago while on a missionary trip to Mexico.  I could make noise with it and still had the rhythm motion for making wind but couldn’t remember how to play any melodies. 

I never understood musical theory. Everything I learned to play was rote memory and practice. I could read sheet music but never got to where I could improvise or play along to a tune without the sheet music. I really couldn’t play “cold” with new sheet music.  I would have to practice the fingering for the various notes while reading the sheet music and practice 2-3 times before I could memorize it and then I could play it at the normal speed.  I have extreme envy for people that can play an instrument naturally.  I have tried to teach myself keyboards, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, and harmonica.  I still have my two dulcimers and harmonicas but I have given all my other instruments away to kids that were willing to learn but needed quality instruments. 

https://www.hohner.de/en/instruments/accordions/chromatic/morino/morino-v-120-de-luxe
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Re: June: Accordion Awareness Month
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2020, 04:40:13 PM »
This is pretty close to the one I owned as a kid.  41 piano keys, 5 “voices” for the right hand. And 120 bass chords for the left hand.

3rd place at the Illinois State Fair in 1966 at the ripe old age of 10.  Not really a maestro. The two songs I was assigned to play were Camptown Races and As The Caissons Go Rolling Along.  I weighed about as much as the accordion. For several years I had to play at every family wedding and after every family funeral.  I picked one up about 20 years ago while on a missionary trip to Mexico.  I could make noise with it and still had the rhythm motion for making wind but couldn’t remember how to play any melodies. 

I never understood musical theory. Everything I learned to play was rote memory and practice. I could read sheet music but never got to where I could improvise or play along to a tune without the sheet music. I really couldn’t play “cold” with new sheet music.  The would have to practice the fingering for the various notes while reading the sheet music and practice 2-3 times before I could memorize it and then I could play it at the normal speed.  I have extreme envy for people that can play an instrument naturally.  I have tried to teach myself keyboards, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, and harmonica.  I still have my two dulcimers and harmonicas but I have given all my other instruments away to kids that were willing to learn but needed quality instruments. 

https://www.hohner.de/en/instruments/accordions/chromatic/morino/morino-v-120-de-luxe
Very cool @GravitySucks! I had no idea it was so...complicated.
I still have an occasional dream where I'm in music class and look down at my sheet music to realize I can't remember how to read it! LOL
There was a little girl,
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            When she was good,
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But when she was bad she was horrid.