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Guido Deiro: Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 CD
25 tracks, all recorded by the first star of the Piano-Accordion between 1922 and 1928 and originally released on Columbia 78 Records. Includes Popular Hits such as Marches, Waltzes, Fox Trots, Polkas, Tangos, Mazurkas, and Opera and Ballet Overtures by Riccardo Drigo and Vincenzo Bellini. A special treat is Guido playing the hit march by his brother, "Pietro's Return." Total Time: 74:41.
This CD includes a beautiful 24-page printed color CD booklet with 21 historic photographs, copious biographical information and analytical song notes written by noted accordionist and scholar Henry Doktorski and two essays by Guido's son, Count Guido Roberto Deiro. This is the fourth 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.
2. You Won’t Be Sorry
4. Moonlight Waltz
5. Lights and Shadows
6. When You’re Near
7. Baby Blue Eyes
8. Only Just Suppose
9. Whispering Pines
10. Valse Caprice No. 1
11. Sahara Moon
12. Underneath the Mellow Moon
14. Breitenbush March
15. La Campana di San Giusto
17. Valse Pirouette (1924) 18. Il Ritorno de Pietro (Pietro’s Return)
20. Il Pentimento (Repentance)
21. Il Lido
23. I Moschettieri (The Musketeers)
24. Overture from I Capuleti ei Montecchi
25. Serenade from Les Millions D’Arlequin
For info about Volume One of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Two of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Three 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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