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Behind the Bellows
Behind The Bellows is Steve Mobia's comprehensive sixty-minute squeezebox documentary which chronicles the accordion’s variety, history and it's effect on popular culture. Includes interviews with accordion legends such as Anthony Gall-Rini, Guy Klucevsek, and Dick Contino, and ventures through concertinas, button boxes as well as a presentation of MIDI accordions. See historic clips of Guido Deiro, Art Van Damme, Lawrence Welk and Frankie Yankovic. Discover why "Lady of Spain" is associated with the accordion. And listen to where the accordion might be headed in the future.
Although it is not mentioned on the DVD jacket, accordionist Henry Doktorski is also featured as a performer and interviewee. He plays Stanley Darrow's contemporary accordion solo Meteor Showers.
Reviews"Excellent! The history, visual value, music and coverage of the technical elements of manufacturing an accordion are superb." — G. Mott
"Great start, great topic, great footage and info." — Ben Paulos
"I'm a bit of a documentary aficionado; I've seen lotsa docs -- yours is a 1st class example of doc-making. The way you put together the talking heads, archival footage and photos with perfect rhythm and clarity, your little jokes, your "special effects" and your framing sequence (very touching) -- everything was extremely well done." — Dixon Wragg
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