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Old accordion videos

Post by Morne » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:36 am

I don't recall seeing these posted before. They are from a YouTube channel called British Pathé. Those old designs sure fit in nice with that time period.

They have a lot more, but here are a few:

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Re: Old accordion videos

Post by Geronimo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:56 pm

Well, the audio quality in those recordings (magnetic wire?) can't keep up with the fast instrument play: took me some time to even recognize "Leichte Kavallerie" by von Suppé in Jaconelli's play. One of the Larsen brothers is playing a full-blown Belgian system (Belgian bass, in the treble CBA in B system style, but with G in the outer row). The other brother a usual piano accordion. And "Larsen" does not even sound Belgian. Danish? Interesting diversification for brothers.

It's a pity that there are no higher quality recordings from that time available. And even finding out some of the CV of those players is likely tricky.

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Post by jozz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:00 pm

thanks nice find, actually gave me inspiration for some music choices for a new show

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Re: Old accordion videos

Post by TW » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:19 pm

A post from 2015 titled:-
Re: Are there ANY valued old piano accordions
discusses and shows a Ranco owned by Ernesto Jaconelli, now owned by his nephew.
I have played this accordion but it was very fragile though still operational.
Ernesto's life and times are well known locally.

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