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sbl
12-18-2008, 12:02 AM
Accordion jokes from Wikipedia...

"While the accordion is a versatile instrument and is widely played throughout the world, it is not universally respected. The 1954 Edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes the accordion as producing "quite the most unpleasant musical sound ever devised by the inventor's and the instrument maker's ingenuity".[12] The instrument has been the butt of jokes at least since 1866, when the French painter and cartoonist, Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), created by zincography a picture published in Le Journal Amusant of an accordionist and a man playing snooker who stated in the caption: "One does not yet have the right to kill the people who play this instrument, but there is hope that we will soon get it."[13][14]


http://www.daumier-register.org/detail_popup.php?img=DR3392_1&dr=3392&lingua=en


A more recent 1986 jibe is one from Gary Larson, author of The Far Side, who drew a cartoon with the punchline "Welcome to heaven, here's your harp. Welcome to ****, here's your accordion."[15]"

http://x61.xanga.com/42c1047a7643279075159/b11327346.jpg

plankmaker
12-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Lest we forget: "Wunnerful, wunnerful, wunnerful."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcalFg4cj8c

Mark Campbell
Piney Flats, TN

dculgan
12-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Nothing funny at all about the accordian in the period we represent. An early style button accordian is perfect for a camp impression, and sounds great in an ensemble with early banjo.

Dave

plankmaker
12-18-2008, 01:31 PM
Most certainly, if Weird Al can pull it off, anyone can:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl3SoUMo43Q

Mark Campbell
Piney Flats, TN

dculgan
12-18-2008, 04:26 PM
heheheheh....Not exactly what I was thinking but I guess you are right!

Seriously though, I'd love to find a good button accordian player for my band, the Camptown Shakers. Don't think Al Yankovich would get into wearing wool but you never know.

Dave

plankmaker
12-18-2008, 04:34 PM
You never know, you might just be surprised.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfVw9xxoNY

Mark Campbell
Piney Flats, TN