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Guido Deiro: Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 CD
25 tracks, all recorded by the first star of the Piano-Accordion in 1911 and 1912 and originally released on Columbia 78 Records and Edison Cylinders. Total Time: 76:23.
This CD released May 2007. Includes beautiful 24-page printed color CD booklet with 15 historic photographs, copious biographical information and analytical song notes written by noted Deiro scholar Henry Doktorski. This is the first of a four-volume CD series. Excellent sound quality and remastering to CD. Professional printing and packaging. Will make a great gift for any accordion aficionado.
Collector's item. Truly a treasured addition to any library of early twentieth-century American popular music.
1. Sharpshooter’s March
2. La Spagnola
3. Los Bomberos
4. A Palermo
5. Ave Maria
6. Il Trovatore
8. Quartet from Rigoletto
9. La Sorella
11. Variety Polka
12. My Treasure Waltz [take 1]
13. My Treasure Waltz [take 2]
14. Orazione e Marcia Militare
15. O Marenariello
16. La Traviata (Prelude to Act 3)
17. Dill Pickles Rag
18. Cavallaria Ligeira (Light Cavalry Overture)
19. In the Land of Harmony and Stop Stop Stop
20. Poet and Peasant Overture
21. O Sole Mio
23. Tango Tosino
24. Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)
25. Italian Army March
For info about Volume Two of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Three of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Four of this series, click here.
How to OrderYou can purchase all four CDs for only $10.00!
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Count Guido Deiro (1886-1950), Italian-American composer and accordion virtuoso, was a major force in the popularization of the accordion in the early 20th century. A vaudeville star by 1910, he was the first piano accordionist to make sound recordings and solo radio broadcasts. For many years Deiro was a headline attraction at the great vaudeville houses throughout America and abroad, and made more than 100 recordings for the Columbia record company.
Guido preceeded his younger brother, Pietro, as a professional accordionist, and even taught Pietro how to play the Piano-Accordion.
Guido was not only a virtuoso accordionist and entertainer, he was a handsome man and highly-paid performer; a celebrity on the vaudeville circuit. In 1913, he met Mae West, the young vaudeville performer and burgeoning sex symbol. A passionate romance ensued and the couple married secretly. Deiro was also the first piano-accordionist to play on radio, in 1922, even before Charles Magnante.
Guido Deiro's music is a window onto an era long past—an artist delighting audiences with soaring melodies, instrumental virtuosity, and abundant high spirits. We believe his music will be exuberantly received not only by accordion aficionados, but also by audiophiles in mainstream music circles, much like the rediscovery of Scott Joplin's music, thirty years ago.
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