Accordion Music Rocks

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Accordion Music Rocks

You just don't hear much accordion music anymore. When I was growing up, you couldn't throw up in a bar without splashing some guy on the accordion playing Tony Orlando's greatest hit. Of course that was on the southwest side of Chicago where any hand-me-down accordion was considered one step above a Stradivarius. Not that we knew exactly what a Stradivarius was. We knew it had something to do with music and it sounded fancy. But it couldn't possibly be any match for the amazing sound of the accordion. That was God's music. And so versatile. Grilling brats and drinking beer in the summer out in the backyard? What better accompaniment than your three uncles on their accordions playing Take Me Out To The Ballgame or perhaps Louie Louie. And try having a wedding reception without an accordion. Might as well try having it without the hokey-pokey. Back then it was even not unheard of for someone to show up at wake or a funeral with an accordion. Especially if the guest of honor had been a known aficianado of fine music, or at least liked to polka. Yes, it truly was a golden age, the likes of which we probably will never see or hear again. Okay, okay, I hear you groaning out there. But I dare you to go to Youtube and type in Lawrence Welk. Then come back and tell me your life hasn't been transformed forever.