I really must tell you with this posting "YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY". Now me 70+ years old, this piece reminds me of my history with the accordion.
I've played this piece in the past but only in my 20's thru 40's.
I play just about anything today including ethnic and popular music for profit but, in today's world, I rarely get any request's for the great pieces ( with talent) made famous by our late accordionist's.
When I do get a request, I go in to a rendition of "Lover" -- "lady Of Spain" or
Sharpshooter's March" .
I'll have to work on my old "Dizzy Fingers" rendition to get it back to your excellent performance and technique.
It might be silly to say, but a minor improvement that I noticed is Ed's face is much more expressive now when he is having fun and so I think he has found that secret, and of course his playing has always been right up there.
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I have been working, Jerry, on the face issue, as it is an issue and affects the way the piece is presented. I think, like all accordionists, I have certain body language when I play. One set of BL when I'm playing alone in a room and another completely different body language when I play in front of people. I realized that in spades, a few months ago. Don't ask why it took 6 decades to realize that. Anyway, I had my wife in the room when I made the recording and that helped immensely keep somewhat of a smile on my face. ( I also stopped looking down and everywhere other than to the front).
Jim D. - when I played "out", the issue was the same as yours playing ethnic and popular stuff, but never the great pieces. But now that I don't play in a club or in a group anymore, I have gone back to basics and really enjoy some of the traditional things, like Dizzy Fingers, Maleguena, Czardis, and any number of other tunes. And now that I am basically retired, I get to practice more than I have since I was in my teens. That alone has been gratifying.