Saturday, May 20, 2006

Someone requested Accordion music.

Just kidding. Nobody requested Accordian music, but I'm going to post some anyway.
Squeeze Play: A World Accordion Anthology
This one is a really nice Old School Compilation (20's through the 50's) of Accordion music from all over the world.
AMG says,
"Archivist Dick Spottswood (Escape Goat note: Dick Spottswood sounds suspiciously like a porn name, but he did a great job just the same.) does his usually excellent job unearthing vintage world music nuggets on this collection of accordion tunes from around the world. Highlights include a couple of klezmer pieces from 1920, two plaintive Romanian tunes from 1927, San Antonio's Trio Huracan on 1938's "Corrido de los Caminoeros" (Song of the Bus Drivers), and the legendary conjunto star Santiago Jimenez, Sr. doing the lively polka "La Piedrera." Spottswood also lincludes tracks that, in effect, downplay the accordion, such as a Polish goralski highlander ensemble recording of "Kumotersko," where accordionist Joe Pat is just audible under violins and string bass, and Joseph Dingaan's "Nonyembezi," a South African piece from 1954 which features a harmonica playing in accordion style. You'll also find rare Acadian French and Scottish sessions on this wonderful collection."
Track and Artist list.
1. Tarantella Teggianese - A. D'Elia
2. Dormi E Riposa - G. Gangone
3. The Drunkard's Last Will - Wladyslaw Polak
4. Best Friends' Song - Orkiestra Karol Stoch
5. Paul's Waltz - Bruno Rudzinski
6. The Mason's Apron (Reel) - Frank Murphy
7. Rodney's Glory (Long Dance) - The Hanfins
8. In Padure La Ghergani - Margarita Radulescu
9. The Girl From Ardeal - George Jivan
10. Song Of The Bus Drivers - Trio Huracan
11. La Piedrera (Polka) - Santiago Jimenez Y Sus Valedores
12. Ulele Izweni - Mahlautini Luthuli
13. Nonyembezi - Joseph Dingaan
14. Bessarabia Doina - Mishka Ziganoff
15. Tzygansky Hopak - Mishka Ziganoff
16. Miss Jessie Smith/The Kirrie Kebbuck (Strathspeys)/Petronella (Reel) - McHardy And Hosie
17. Brig O'Perth (Strathspey)/Inverness Gathering (Reel) - Bob And David Dalrymple
18. Politikos Manes - Kostas Karipis (Kariopoulos)
19. Politikos Sirtos - Papatzis-Tzakiris
20. Jump, Frog - Columbus Fruge
21. Never Drink No More - Joseph Falcon
22. Reel De Berthier - Vagabonds De Montreal
23. Italijanski Valcek - Strukelj Trio
24. Turn Of The Lights (Merengue) - Luis Quintero Y Su Conjunto Alma Cibaena

That sure is a lot of happy Accordion music isn't it?
Track 5, Paul's Waltz is a keeper
Quick Stats:
Squeeze Play: A World Accordion Anthology - Rounder
83 MB
160 kbps lame
pw = squeeze


At 5/20/2006 7:55 PM, Blogger L. Chupacabra said...

I like accordian music. I am happy that you posted some.

At 5/20/2006 8:42 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Well if you're happy, I'm happy. I'll post some more soon. I have quite a bit of it.

At 5/21/2006 12:17 PM, Blogger RYP said...

hey escape goat,
nice to see here an accordeon album. I like accordeon music very much. In my hometown there is a 14 members (all aged over 65!) acc.-orchestra and when the're playing that's a sound-hell! in summertime they'll play many open air concerts in this area. juhu! and thinking of the great cayun music from the deep south of America!
now I'll try this!

At 5/21/2006 2:59 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Why thank you Mr. Pony.
The area where I live was settled by many Czechs. Several of the little towns still have their own Polka Bands. Come back soon. I'll put something up for you.


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