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Guido Deiro: Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 CD
25 tracks, all recorded by the first star of the Piano-Accordion between 1917 and 1922 and originally released on Columbia 78 Records. Includes Popular Hits such as Marches, Waltzes, Fox Trots, Polkas, Rags, and Opera Arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni and Rossini. Total Time: 73:38.
This CD includes a beautiful 24-page printed color CD booklet with 11 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 third 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. Hand Grenade Throwers March
2. La Bohème (Musetta’s Waltz Song)
3. I Pagliacci (Vesti la Giubba)
4. Madam Butterfly (Selections)
5. Tancredi Overture
6. Cavalleria Rusticana (Siciliana)
7. Poor Butterfly
8. Hong Kong
9. My Little China Doll
10. Marines’ March
11. Lola One-Step
12. Jazz Band Ball
13. Ostrich Walk
14. Royal Flying Corps
15. Temperamental Rag
18. Blue Diamonds
19. Neapolitan Polka
20. Tesor Mio
21. Zampa Rag
22. Western Stars
23. I’ll Keep on Loving You
For info about Volume One of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Two of this series, click here.
For info about Volume Four of this series, click here.
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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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