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Orange Blossom Special

 

This is a country classic usually played on the fiddle, but the song is also well suited to the accordion. Here it’s played in the key of  ”C”  modulating to the key of  ”F”  at the bridge.

Mr. Sandman

This was great fun with my friend Roger

 

Biscaya

This is a wonderful Accordion tune originally done by James Last. I am ever grateful to be able to play this

Ashokan Farewell

 

 

Ashokan Farewell“ /əˈʃoʊ.kænˌ/ is a piece of music composed by American folk musician Jay Ungar in 1982. For many years it served as a goodnight or farewell waltz at the annual Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps run by Ungar and his wife Molly Mason, who gave the tune its name, at the Ashokan Field Campus of SUNY New Paltz (now the Ashokan Center) in Upstate New York.[1]

The tune was used as the title theme of the 1990 PBS television miniseries The Civil War,[2] and appeared on the 1991 compilation album Songs of the Civil War.

Yesteryear

The year was 1965. Playing with Arthur Moses (Saxophone), Jacques Leclerc (Drums) and my brother John Smrke (Guitar).

The year was 1965. Playing with Arthur Moses (Saxophone), Jacques Leclerc (Drums) and my brother John Smrke (Guitar).