Electro Swing...
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https://youtu.be/cK4EBBoKsws
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#2
And in the same vein -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbaZWcvVtj0
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hU_X6Vr...j0&index=2
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#3
That's some fantastic music! The vintage theme is an awesome hook, and anything that shows the accordion in a favorable light is always a very good thing. The accordion was always strong in that era, it is on the current stage where it's presence is sadly very weak and performances like this are important in keeping it visible.
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#4
Very cool!!! The presence of the accordion on the stage is weak now in America but it probably always has been, despite the golden age of the accordion as a popular amateur pastime. The accordion is strong on the stage of Brazil, Italy and probably some other countries, and I hear making a stand as an amateur instrument in China. What if there were more performing accordionists now than ever, worldwide? Could it be? Is there any way to tell? You know me, always the optimist, I'm going with it!
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#5
Well, I can definitely tell you that there are more accordionists today than there ever were compared to numbers back from the "golden age", simply because back in 1996 there were over 300,000 practicing accordionists in China alone and there are even more today.  China is probably the accordionist's biggest supporter.

Sadly, that points out to a small fact... popularity in China does not point to a more general popularity on a world-wide basis.  In the end, it depends where you look to see either a drop or rise in the popularity of the accordion.  In Canada, it is dropping (sadly) with the possible exception of holding it's own or dropping slower in the province of Ontario.  In the USA, it depends where you go.  It seems to be rising slightly in popularity in a small part of the central USA and dropping as you go closer to the coasts, with only small pockets of interest here and there.
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#6
Thanks Jerry. I suspect that the biggest rise in accordion playing in the US is from 1. Mexican influenced music, primarily in the southwest and 2. Cajun/zydeco in the south central, both of these genres featuring primarily the diatonics. Otherwise it's a mixed bag of traditionalists, neo folk, klezmer, jazz, offbeat rock. The accordion lives!
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#7
That it does! To be honest, the kind of music shown in this thread by Terry and Jim are looking to be my new #2 most favorite style... I'd like to try something like it one day. Smile
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#8
Speaking of performance, I just purchased tickets for Stas Venglevski for Sunday night. I don't neccesarily like classical accordion, but I admire his talent.....
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