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Squeeze Play: A World Accordion Anthology
     

Squeeze Play: A World Accordion Anthology

 
Archivist Dick Spottswood 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 Huracán on 1938's "Corrido de los Caminoeros" ("Song of the Bus Drivers"), and the legendary

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Archivist Dick Spottswood 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 Huracán on 1938's "Corrido de los Caminoeros" ("Song of the Bus Drivers"), and the legendary conjunto star Santiago Jiménez, Sr. doing the lively polka "La Piedrera." Spottswood also includes 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/1997
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661109025
catalogNumber:
611090

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Tracks

  1. Tarantella Teggianese
  2. Dormi E Riposa
  3. Ostatnia Wola Pijaka (The Drunkard's Last Will)
  4. Kumotersko (Best Friend's Song)
  5. Pawel Walc (Paul's Waltz)
  6. The Mason's Apron
  7. Rodney's Glory
  8. In Padure la Ghergani
  9. Ardeleanca din Banat (The Girl from Adeal)
  10. Corrido de los Camioneros (Song Of The Bus Drivers)
  11. La Piedrera
  12. Ulele Izweni
  13. Nonyembezi
  14. Bessarabia Doina
  15. Tzygansky Hopak
  16. Miss Jessie Smith/The Kirrie Kebbuck/Petronella
  17. Brig O'Perth/Inverness Gathering
  18. Politikos Manés
  19. Politikos Sirtós
  20. Saut Crapaud
  21. Ne Buvez Plus Jamais (Never Drink No More)
  22. Reel de Berthier
  23. Italijanski Valcek
  24. Apaga la Luz (Turn Off the Lights)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santiago Jimenez   Accordion
Dan Sullivan   Piano
Henry Zimmerle   Bass Saxophone
Joseph Falcon   Track Performer
Juan Viesca   Bass
Wladyslaw Polak   Track Performer
Bruno Rudzinski   Track Performer
Karol Stoch   Violin
Frank Murphy   Track Performer
Andónios Amirális   Accordion
Antoinette Blazonczyk   Vocals
Cleoma Breaux Falcon   Guitar
Connie Hanafin   Accordion
Stanislaw Janik   Vocals
Jan Krzysiak   Violin
Frank Kwak   Bass
Jim McHardy   Accordion
Alfred Montmarquette   Accordion
Luis Vazquez   Vocals
Ed Geoghegan   Piano
Andrew Bernas   Violin
Anton Strukelj   Accordion
Andrew Wróbel   Vocals
Columbus Frugé   Track Performer
Trío Huracán   Track Performer
Vagabonds de Montreal   Track Performer
Mishka Ziganoff   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Richard K. Spottswood   Producer,Liner Notes
Jack Towers   Contributor

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