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More in the squeeze-box than sentiment...
on 14 September 2009
Thanks to Philip Sweeney's world-wide travels in search of popular music, this is a surprise item with class. The nimble fingers and humble accordeon of the dance-halls proved to work well with the advent of jazz and swing, and blended with other instruments surprisingly well; the variety of compositions which Sweeney has unearthed is a revelation.
Another surprise item is rock-face Jean Gabin of those moody 'filmes noirs' singing on the soundtrack of Le Belle Equipe of 1936. He began his career as a singer.
I wondered before I bought this whether a whole disc of accordeon would prove too much -- or too sweet.. Not so !