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by maugein96
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?

I think the accordion suffers from being stereotyped into the various "pigeon holes" that are normally associated with it. When somebody dares to take it out of one of those categories, then it seems the listeners don't really accept what they are hearing and switch off. For example, I've never quit...
by maugein96
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?

Alan, Much the same thing happened here in Scotland. We were "educated" that the accordion was only to provide the music required for the national "Scottish country dance" music. If you weren't into that music style the general attitude was that you shouldn't really be bothered with the accordion at...
by maugein96
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?

Hi Garth,

Never killed it in Sweden anyway:-




by maugein96
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Please help me with information about this accordion
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Please help me with information about this accordion

James, I think what Jim D is trying to tell us that the Gabbanelli factory in Houston was definitely not where your accordion was made, but it was actually imported from Italy in the post WW2 years. We should be looking at the Italian factory which was begun by Elio Gabbanelli in Castelfidardo, Ital...
by maugein96
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: mini bayan B-system CBA
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: mini bayan B-system CBA

Stephen, Difficult to get much info on these, as "Bayan" is the Turkish word for "lady", and also refers to a muslim religious ideal. Searching for "Bayan Mikro" is pretty frustrating as a result, as I'm sure you've already found out. Had to cheat and use cyrillic script for the search, viz:- Баян-м...
by maugein96
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: The Very Thought of You...Ray Noble 1934
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: The Very Thought of You...Ray Noble 1934

Nice job Terry,

Reminds me that my bassoon reeds need new leathers!

:tup:
by maugein96
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Please help me with information about this accordion
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Please help me with information about this accordion

James, Gabbanelli have also had a workshop/store in Houston, Texas, since 1960, when Gianfranco Gabbanelli emigrated to the US from Italy and opened premises there. They are still on the go and I believe they now mainly concentrate on the Mexican market. There is an outside chance your box may have ...
by maugein96
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Youthful talent.
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Youthful talent.

You have it exactly hals1273. What attracted me to the music of Emilia Romagna, and rural Italy in general, was the sheer enjoyment the players get out of the music. A similar situation seems to exist in Brazil, where the instrument is taken to another level, but in a very low key manner. Most of th...
by maugein96
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Please help me with information about this accordion
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Please help me with information about this accordion

Hi James, Looks like another one where you might need a serial number from the reed blocks or somewhere else in the accordion so that the make can be established. One other clue might be the the grille, and somebody on the forum might be able to work it out from that. M. Orlandi could be the name of...
by maugein96
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Casali Verona
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: Casali Verona

I would reckon George is correct in what he says that Casali may well have been an accordion retailer who had instruments built for them. That was fairly common practice throughout the world and many accordion "makes" were commissioned to be made by dealers. Here in Scotland the late Jimmy Clinkscal...