I would like to Thank every one who takes 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.
Memory – a beautiful song. I played it yesterday with my Roland FR 4X Digital Accordion, so I decided to play it with my Petosa acoustic accordion today. “Memory” is a show tune composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Trevor Nunn based on a poem by T. S. Eliot. It was written for the 1981 musical Cats.… Read the rest
Memory – a beautiful song for a rainy day. Reminiscing about the wonderful life I have been given. My music, my dogs, my health and my many other blessings. Hard decision whether to use the Roland or the Petosa. Roland won out today.… Read the rest
A few great old fashioned waltzes for a Sunday afternoon. Getting use to my new Petosa accordion. Seems perfect for these old waltzes. I hope you enjoy my medley.… Read the rest
I wanted to play a traditional waltz with my new (used) Petosa Little Pro XT. I really liked my Little Pro, but it has limited keys and reeds, although it has a great sound. I have been watching for the next larger sized, used one for a long time.… Read the rest
Sixteen Tons – a song for Labor Day. I dedicate it to all the hard working folks in the USA and all their ancestors that brought to where we are now. I would love to have sung it, but I just can’t do a good Tennessee Ernie Ford version. So I just jammed with it. Had great fun. Sounds a bit more merky on the recording than in person.… Read the rest
See You In September Another pretty fall song. We have a nice crisp day with fall in the air. This is another beautiful song. These pretty old songs just take me back to a time when life was good for most of us. A different world than today. It was composed in 1959 by Sherman Edwards and words by Sid Wayne. I hope you enjoy my little trip into autumn.… Read the rest
September Song to celebrate the arrival of September. Always such a pretty song that tugs at the heart a bit. Composed by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weil in 1938. I hope you enjoy your little taste of fall.… Read the rest
Yellow Bird. Still having fun with my Little Petosa. I realized I haven’t played Yellow Bird after making 227 videos. Really – we always played Yellow Bird at every job. I usually play it with a latin beat, but felt like swinging it today. Something different – something fun. musician Arthur Lyman made the song a hit in 1961.… Read the rest
Whispering Hope. I thought I would play a simple song to listen to as a break away from the media about wars, hurricanes and strife in our nation and around the world. This was written in 1868 by Alice Hawthorne under one of her pseudonyms of Septimus Winner.… Read the rest
Another 93 degree day, so I am in my nice air conditioned camper, lol, and recording a fun song. This has always been a favorite of mine. Mountain Greenery is from the Broadway Musical The Gerrick Gaieties. Composed by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1926. I had great fun playing this, I hope it brightens up your spirits.… Read the rest
The Sound of Music. A little pretty music for a hot, summer evening. My camper is in the camper hospital getting a small water leak fixed and my truck is in the truck hospital getting a new alternator. I am grounded for awhile. LOL I thought I would share this beautiful song… Read the rest
I was camping for a few days in my new camper and of course, it rained for 3 days. LOL I took my Roland 4X with me. Got a chance to play outside once and a few people liked it. Then rain, rain and rain. Recording in the camper is a lot different than in my little studio at home. So I Wished Upon a Star for some sunshine!! … Read the rest