There are three accordionists in this next video, and they’re all fine players, but Esteban “Steve” Jordan (the player with the eye patch) really stands out in this performance. And here’s an old favourite – Mingo Saldivar performing Rueda de Fuego – Ring of Fire… Read More
It’s Friday night and I could use a polka about now. How about you? Here’s a video I’ve posted before but it’s so good I just can’t resist posting it again. It features Li’l Wally live on the Lawrence Welk show, playing concertina and singing… Read More
For tonight’s Daily Dose, let’s go back to an old Leadbelly tune, Goodnight Irene. Lots of people know the melody and the chorus but have never really listened to the lyrics. It’s one sad tune. I love Tom Waits’ take on it… Here’s a curious… Read More
Let’s go down to Texas today for drinking song #9. In Heaven there is no Beer is an old polka. There are many many version from various countries, but my favourite was recorded by Flaco Jimenez on his fine recording Squeezebox King, in which he… Read More
watch this excellent clip featuring Augie Meyers: South Texas Soul
It’s been a while since I posted some Texas Tornados around here…. Let’s change that right now. If you got the dinero, I got my Camero….
Mr. Flaco Jimenez sounds great in this video.
Ry Cooder, featuring Flaco Jimenez on squeezebox.