Jambalaya/Saints
#1
Jambalaya, a great song (American country/cajun, by Hank Williams) not a great perfomance or video but now you know I exist. And I have fun!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sx_S3Y7_wVc
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#2
looking good!

build up some speed for this one, so the people can dance
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#3
Thanks Jozz. Good idea. I played it at "singing speed" but I can see faster for dancing would be good too.
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#4
Who-hoo… goooooooo Tom!!!

I like that song, it is one of my regulars (believe it or not), when I am on the 8X with BK arranger, and I make a mashup between it and the Elvis song "Don't be Cruel". that's one I have to record one day too.

Well done Tom, and that accordion of yours has a sweet sound as well. Smile
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#5
Thanks so much, Jerry! Yeah, I love the Piatanesi sound!
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#6
I first heard a Piatanesi over at the accordion museum, Cory Pesaturo was playing/demoing... it was billed as the accordion you get when you go to heaven... as the sound was just that heavenly... and it's 5 digit price tag is well deserved! Smile Smile
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#7
Hmmmm, must have been the super top of the line Piatanesi. Which accordion museum was that? I have a full sized and a 72 bass I bought to be lighter weight (used in this video). I know they are very popular in Brazil. I bought them both direct from Sig. Piatanesi so way less than 5 figures for both. Excellent quick personal service, professional shipping and of course great playability and sound. PM me for more info. . .
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#8
It was at the New England Accordion Connection and Museum Company last year.
No more accordions for me at this time, my hands are completely full with the Hohner Morino VI N and the Roland FR-8X. 

... and oops.  I just went back to have a quick look at the video I made of that day... it was not a Piatenisi, but a Serenelli that Cory was playing, but Paul did have several Piatenisi in his collection, hence why the name stuck in my memory.  Smile
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#9
Thanks Jerry!
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#10
Accordion has nice tone. Keep up the good work. When I started playing this back in the 60s, it was from an old book that had western music for accordions. If I remember it had jambalaya, Heartaches by the number, cold cold heart, you win again...?
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#11
Thanks Larry! Hmmmm, I don't know that book. ...glad you like our (Wisconsin) polkas!
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#12
Tom, I wish I would have kept some of those books. I had a Beatles Souvenir songbook too with pictures when they were 20 years old...Somehow misplaced years ago.
EBay has lots of those vintage books for sale...
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#13
Yeah, I have come across numerous cool old accordion books in my travels, but they are often too aromatic to keep!
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#14
Tom,
A very playable version of Jambalaya is featured in one of Palmer Hughes additional material books.
It could be Concert Book 4 or the Cowboy Book.
I play it often, but can't recall where exactly I sourced it, as my working copy is a xerox one (to save wear and tear on the original) Smile
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#15
Thanks Dingo! As per usual, I've arranged my own version, right or wrong, it "works for me!"
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#16
No worries , Tom! Wink
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#17
That's the best thing about music... there is NO wrong, and its all good!

Tom, you've inspired me to make a "Jambalaya" video, I'll try to make it during the vacation time I have available to me after Christmas. Smile
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#18
Can't wait, Jerry, I'm sure it will be awesome!
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#19
Only just seen this. I really enjoyed watching your video, Tom. If you do any more, could you position so we can see left hand as well please? As a beginner, anything I can pick up watching others is a real help.

Your accordion has a lovely sound - much nicer than mine. And you could dance to that no problem. A stately Cajun two-step around the room.
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#20
Thanks so much Bella! I need to redo my videos so that would be a good excuse.... I pretty much do a pretty basic bass, alternating root note and fifth, using fourth and index fingers on the root notes of C and G on the C chord (third finger on the chord) and fourth and third fingers on the G and D notes on the G7s (index finger on the G7 chord). PM me if you want more info....... Yup, love my Piatanesis!
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