Squeeze This!

Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Book - 2012
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Contents: Advent of the piano accordion
Squeezebox Bach : the classical accordion
Squeezebox rock : rise and fall of the accordion in American popular culture
Crossover accordionists : Frank Yankovic, Viola Turpeinen, and John Brugnoli
New main squeeze : repositioning the accordion in the music industry
Out of the closet : reimagining the accordion in American popular culture
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2012
Branch Call Number: 788.865 J
Characteristics: xi, 256 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780252036750


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My dad played the accordion when I was little, and a few years ago I found a photo of the Accordion Club at his high school. Twelve farm boys with their accordions. When I heard this author interviewed on the radio, I knew I had to read this book. It's worth the time.

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