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Global Accordion

Early Recordings 1927-1948
26 rare Schellackaufnahmen aus Afrika, Lateinamerika, den USA, der Karibik und Europa zeigen die Vielfalt früher Akkordeonstile. Dabei kommt eine wilde Volksmusik zum Vorschein, wie es sie heute kaum noch gibt. Diese Aufnahme wurde mit dem "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" (Vierteljahresliste) ausgezeichnet!
Product number: SM 16232
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The accordion is the ultimate global instrument. As a catalyst of popular music it spread around the world in the 19th century like wildfire. 26 rare 78rpm recordings from Africa, Latin America, the US, the Caribbean and Europe display the enormous variety of early accordion styles. You will glimpse a wild folk music that hardly exists today. The invention of the "accordion", as it was named in the patent granted to Viennese organ and piano builder Cyrill Demian in 1829 was a musical explosion, which triggered a chain reaction of global dimension. The accordion was louder than any string instrument, and it was portable. It also had fixed tuning. But its biggest advantage was its format as a one-man-band. Even when pressing the wrong notes within a melody it still sounded pleasant. Therefore the accordion was seen as a "miracle box" which immediately allowed everybody without any formal musical training to participate actively in music making. It may truly be claimed that the accordion gave birth to popular music.
The CD was awarded the Quarterly German Record Critics' Award!


Puerto Rico . Los Borinquenos: Caridad (Bolero plena)
Ireland . The Flanagan Brothers: The Rights of Man
France . Martin Cayla & Adrian Bras: Lo Glaoudo (Bourrée)
Turkey . Papatzis-Tsakiris: Syrtos Politikos
West Africa . George Williams Aingo: Tarkwa Na Abosu
Finland . Aili ja Lyyli Vainikainen: Kasakka-Pollka
Switzerland . Bauernkapelle Lott: Im Alpstübli
Brazil . Luiz Gonzaga: Seu Januario
Louisiana, USA . Les Breaux Frères: Fais Do-Do Negre
Italy . Caesare Pezzolo: Viva la giga
Vienna, Austria . Wiener Original Schrammeln: Slibowitz Tanz
Madagascar . Hira Malaza Taloha: Rambalamanana
Dominica . Grupo Dominicano: Buen Humor (Merengue)
Salzburg, Austria . Instrumental Bauern-Quartett: Dradiwalzer
Russia . Gregori Matusewitch: Yidisher Melodien
Texas/Mexico . Narciso Martinez: El Tecolote (Huapango)
Bavaria, Germany . Georg Weinschütz: S‘Loisachtal
South Africa . Jonas Mate & Kleinbooi Motaung: Mamolikoane
USA . Huddie Ledbetter: Corn Bread Rough
Austria . Steirisches Instrumental-Trio: Übelbacher Walzer
Poland . Stanislaw Bagdzinski: Wesole Wujaszek (Oberek)
Québec, Canada . Monmarquette & St. Jean: Clog de William Durette
Sweden . Lager-Olson Quartet: Koster Valsen
George Tremain: Huntsman‘s Chorus
Styria, Austria . Original Steirische Bauernkapelle: Altsteirische Harmonika Ländler 2
France . Ernest Jaillet: Bouree Lozerienne


Ernest Jaillet / Georg Weinschütz / Luiz Gonzaga / Grupo Dominicano / George Tremain / Aili ja Lyyli Vainikainen / Adrian Bras / The Flanagan Brothers / Caesar Pezzolo / Les Breaux Freres / Hira Malaza Taloha / Stanislaw Bagdzinski / Los Borinquenos / Alfred Monmarquette / Gregori Matusewitch / Instrumental Bauern-Quartett / Lager-Olsen Quartet / Bauernkapelle Lott / Steirisches Instrumental-Trio and Original Steirische Bauernkapelle / Jonas Mate & Kleinbooi Motaung / Narciso Martinez / Papatzis-Tsakiris / Huddie Ledbetter / George Williams Aingo / Wiener Original Schrammeln

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Global Accordion
Early Recordings 1927-1948
71 ′55 ′′

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SM 16232
0,12 kg

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