The Happy Organ. The sun is shining, it’s 53 degrees – time to rock it. I love playing this piece. I never play it the same way twice! You just get rolling and have fun – mistakes and all. The Roland organ does a great job for this piece. I hope it brings a smile to your face or at least gets your foot tapping. “The Happy Organ” is the name of an instrumental composition made famous by Dave “Baby” Cortez in 1959. Cortez co-composed it with noted celebrity photographer James J. Kriegsmann and frequent collaborator Kurt Wood. A significant … Read the rest
Cynthia’s In Love. I am betting few people recognize this song. Don’t think I ever heard it before. I was practicing the song below it in the fake book with Mr. Dino. It is very plain print with no words. I started playing it and I found it to be a beautiful song. Much more a Roland song with a tenor sax lead. I felt like I was playing music back in the old, old days and should have had a lighted cigarette hanging out of my mouth with the smoke rising! LOL LOL LOL Just a spur of the … Read the rest
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore seems appropriate during this Covid thing. I bought a great Jayco Travel Trailer in 2015 and had the joy of traveling around a bit. Liked to go South in the cold weather for a month or two. Since I am 76 and being precautious with Covid, I didn’t use my camper all this year. It is just sitting. At the rate things are going, it doesn’t look like next year will be a good camping year for me either. So I decided to sell my Jayco to someone that could use it. I am happy … Read the rest
Another old fun song called Old Piano Roll Blues composed by Cy Coben in 1950. Seems like it is from the ’20s. I played it often in the old days and just have fun with it. I listened to Al Jolson and the Andrew’s Sister sing it – really fun. I didn’t have the Andrew’s Sisters to back me up, so I improvised! LOL Just an amateur having fun. Hope you enjoy.… Read the rest
Nobody’s Sweetheat is an old song composed in 1923 by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Elmer Schoebel and Billy Meyers. Being bored on a Saturday night, I decided to get the ragtime piano out. I have always played this song and people seem to like it, although I am not sure it is very well known. Thanks to the Pixabay Artists for the great, free graphics.… Read the rest
I have played accordion most of my life, but have decided to play again at 75. I didn’t play much after the 90’s. Actually couldn’t life my 29 pound Iorio. So I recently bought a Roland FR 4x and love it. Still a bit heavy at 20 pounds, but 10 pounds lighter than the old one.
Tijuana Taxi released by Herb Alpert in 1965.
LyricsDown in old Tijuana town
There’s this happy honkin’ sound,
Something you just can’t put down
It’s the world renown Tijuana Taxi cab.
So, you’re not impressed you say
With a beat up Chevrolet
But that … Read the rest