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#581663 - 02/20/20 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Percolator polka
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This is a tune composed by me dear dear friend the late Sylvia Maria Barber, who was an outstanding accordionist. She was from California and was known as the triple shake queen. ( A style of bellows shake which is very hard to master ) I came across this after copying files from an old hard drive I though was knackered. Glad I never lost it.
Sylvia was a lovely lady and had a real passion for accordion music. She played for a few years with the Lawrence Welk orchestra before Joanne Castle joined. Sylvia's playing lead accordion and I'm playing 2nd. It was a load of fun and she LOVED the biab backing. I honestly have no idea what tracks we used.

I know she'd have gotten a real kick reading comments on this.


https://soundcloud.com/graham-wilson-1/percolator-polka

By the way I decided not to tweak this and just left it as was. Quality isn't too bad considering the hard drive it was on hasn't worked for about 6 years




Edited by furry (02/20/20 07:45 AM)

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#581726 - 02/20/20 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Graham, this is awesome. Your accordions rock!

The energy is high and the musicianship is superb.

My favorite parts are the runs(?) that start at around the :45 mark.

Scott

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#581729 - 02/20/20 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Yes, Sylvia can really play. But my friend so can you!

I have played a number of polkas but I have never heard of this one. Both of you must have had smoking fingers after this one!

Another winner from my favorite Accordion player!
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#581734 - 02/20/20 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Graham, this is awesome. Your accordions rock!

The energy is high and the musicianship is superb.

My favorite parts are the runs(?) that start at around the :45 mark.

Scott


Hi Scott, thanks for that, Sylvia did compose quite a few tunes, but sadly never recorded them on her PC. Her son has heaps of reel to reel tapes which he's going to get on a specially set up pc, so I'm really lookin forward to hearing her.
All that was done by ear as she never bothered to send me the music ROFL

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#581772 - 02/21/20 02:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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WOW, she was good.
You're none to shabby yourself Graham.
I enjoyed it.
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#581781 - 02/21/20 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Nice work on this - as always, your work on the accordion here is perfect. I love the groove on this, and the high energy behind this. I can imagine it sounding unreal live.

Thanks for sharing!
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#581787 - 02/21/20 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Wow this is a very cool song. Some serious skill. Ms Barber was an incredible performer. Thanks for sharing

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#581795 - 02/21/20 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Exceptional accordion work.

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#581834 - 02/21/20 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Yes, Sylvia can really play. But my friend so can you!

I have played a number of polkas but I have never heard of this one. Both of you must have had smoking fingers after this one!

Another winner from my favorite Accordion player!


Thanks buddy, dunno if the fingers could manage that now with the osteo arthritis playin up. That's one of the reasons I've not been posting much for a while, fingers even get sore typing these days. Oh well oldtimers disease knockin at the door

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#581859 - 02/22/20 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Hi Graham,

Thank you so much for posting this. It's really wonderful listening. I would have loved to see Ms Sylvia perform. I bet she had a pretty huge following!

All the best,
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#581906 - 02/22/20 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nice work on this - as always, your work on the accordion here is perfect. I love the groove on this, and the high energy behind this. I can imagine it sounding unreal live.

Thanks for sharing!


Hiya Deryk, it would have been amazing to have played live with her, apart from her playing she also had a gorgeous singing voice

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#581917 - 02/22/20 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Hi Graham,

This is virtuoso what both of you did on the accordion! What pitty she is no more...
I thought I'd heard a lot of accordionmusic when I was in Austria, but compared with your playing (and that is you, Graham) they were pretty dull. I'm sure we gonna hear a lot more from you on that instrument!

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#582001 - 02/23/20 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow this is a very cool song. Some serious skill. Ms Barber was an incredible performer. Thanks for sharing


Hiya Scott, yeah Sylvia was fabulous for sure

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#582002 - 02/23/20 02:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: floyd jane]
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Exceptional accordion work.



Thanks Floyd

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#582336 - 02/25/20 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Graham,

Thank you so much for posting this. It's really wonderful listening. I would have loved to see Ms Sylvia perform. I bet she had a pretty huge following!

All the best,
Noel


Hi Noel, I'm sure she did have a huge following. She was a very popular player in many of the American accordion festivals. I'm still sad I never got to meet her personally and have a session

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#582337 - 02/25/20 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Graham,

This is virtuoso what both of you did on the accordion! What pitty she is no more...
I thought I'd heard a lot of accordionmusic when I was in Austria, but compared with your playing (and that is you, Graham) they were pretty dull. I'm sure we gonna hear a lot more from you on that instrument!

Hans



Hans, thanks so much for those lovely words. I'm not really up for much fast playing these days as the fingers freeze on me, but slow ones I can manage fine.

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#582338 - 02/25/20 06:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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Apologies if I've missed out on replying to anyone

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#582340 - 02/25/20 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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This is superb - quite a show piece and incredibly virtuosic playing. Bravi to both!!!
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#582344 - 02/25/20 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: musician17]
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This is superb - quite a show piece and incredibly virtuosic playing. Bravi to both!!!



Wow thanks for that

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#582362 - 02/25/20 11:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Percolator polka [Re: furry]
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A great, rollicking tune well played by both of you. Having borrowed a friend's accordion for a couple of months some time ago I have some idea of the skill required to play such an instrument. Think I'll stick to strings. wink

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