I would like to Thank every one taking time to visit my website. I am not a professional accordionist, I am just an oldster having fun with old music. I hope to bring a smile to a few faces. I played accordion most of my life. Started in 1951 when I was 6 years old. During the 80’s and 90’s, my ex and I played as a duo known as the Good Time Two. We parted ways in 2008 and I did not play much after that. My wonderful Elkavox weighed 29 pounds and became way to heavy for me to lift. In 2019 I decided to get a smaller accordion that I could handle. I bought a small, 14 pound Roland FR 1X.… Read the rest
It’s Spring – Soon It’s Gonna Rain. A beautiful song I always enjoy playing. Great chords and melody as with most songs from musicals. It is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks, with lyrics written by Tom Jones, and music composed by Harvey Schmidt in 1960.… Read the rest
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White. Donna Marie reminding me of this great song. I remember playing it when I was very young, once upon a time! Fun song to play. I couldn’t get my trumpet to slide the way I wanted, so I turned to my Chorus. They knew how to do it and had a ball recording the video with me. I hope you will Cha Cha you way thru the day after listening to my video. “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” or “Cerezo Rosa” or “Ciliegi Rosa” or “Gummy Mambo”, is the English version of “Cerisiers Roses et Pommiers Blancs”, a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950.… Read the rest
What I Did For Love. I love this song and it is obviously a torch song for many of us older folk. I had the priviledge of playing in the pit band for a local production of The Chorus Line. Great music. I did not get to play accordion, LOL, but played sax, flute and clarinet. I thought Mr. Dino would give it a nice acoustic sound. “What I Did for Love” is a song from the musical A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. For the younger set – A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love, either where one party is oblivious to the existence of the other, where one party has moved on, or where a romantic affair has affected the relationship.… Read the rest
I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time. I walked out in my yard the other day and was taken back by the beauty of my apple tree blossoms. It was in full bloom like I haven’t seen in a long time. Immediately I thought about Apple Blossom Time. So I had to share this old, beautiful waltz. We often played it in the old days since most people knew it back then. So I once again share the beautiful I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” is a popular song written by Albert Von Tilzer and lyricist Neville Fleeson, and copyrighted in 1920. It was introduced by Nora Bayes, who also recorded the song.… Read the rest
Along The Navajo Trail. A fun Tuesday song. I am trying to find a way to interact with my audience more, so I have a different format. Always looking for a better solution to make better videos. So, saddle up and let’s go for a ride! Words and Music by Dick Charles, Larry Markes and Edgar De Lange. Title song from movie “Along The Navajo Trail” from 1945 staring Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes and Dale Evens.… Read the rest
Old Shep – A song for National Pet Day. I love this song. I found it in one of my country western fake books. After playing it, I knew it would become one of my new favorites. I used many photos of my own rescue dogs in the background. In the early 2000’s our shelter was very high kill. We ended up with 14 of our own and others that made it to rescue. I loved each one and they own a big piece of my heart. I hope you enjoy it, even thought it is a bit sad. Unfortunately, we all have a beginning and ending. “Old Shep” is a song written and composed by Red Foley and Arthur Willis in 1933 about a dog Foley owned as a child.… Read the rest
This is a absolutely beautiful song. My friend Jeanie has asked me to play it several times. She likes to hear me sing. This type of beautiful song isn’t quite in my wheelhouse, but this ones for you Jeanie. This beautiful song is from the Broadway Musical Camelot from 1960 written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. My apologies to Lerner and Loewe for my non Broadway singing.… Read the rest
Country Sunshine – It’s a beautiful Spring day in Ohio. What better way to enjoy it than sing about the sunshine. Mr. Dino gave me a shoutout this morning and said – “hey – Yee Haw.” I got the message and pulled up this neat foot tapper. I hope it brings a little sunshine to your day. “Country Sunshine” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dottie West and released in 1973.… Read the rest
Pretend – Seemed like a nice song to start the week. I play this quite often, but you would never know it by the video. Bring out the camera and bang, the fingers are on their own. LOL I had the most fun playing with the graphics for my fantasy world. Yes, I am slightly transparent in the video since I was in my own dreamland. I hope you enjoy my little accordion piece. “Pretend” is a popular song, written in 1952 by Dan Belloc, Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Levere.The best-known recording was by Nat King Cole in 1953.… Read the rest
Happy Easter. I celebrate with a chocolate bunny and a few fun songs. The Bunny Hop, Here Come Peter Cottontail and Easter Parade. I hope you enjoy the songs and hum or dance along.
The Bunny Hop has been generally done to Ray Anthony’s big band recording of the song with this name. It was a vocal hit in 1952.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail is a popular secular Easter song composed in 1949, by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins.
Easter Parade is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin and published in 1933. Berlin originally wrote the melody in 1917, under the title Smile and Show Your Dimple.… Read the rest
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” – This morning I opened my big fat country music fakebook right to page 250. I thought it a sign from the universe, PLAY THIS SONG. LOL So I got my cowboy hat out, my harmonica and guitar and had at it. Much fun for me. I hope you sing along and enjoy as much as I did. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is a song written and recorded by country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1952. It is regarded as one of country’s most important standards.… Read the rest