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  1. Kyle at |

    wheres the cajun accordion songs? Jam mushc harder

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  2. badmthfckr at |

    No The The – This is the day? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWv7l8Lm_A

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  3. Gustavo at |

    Anything by brazilian music/composer Luiz Gonzaga should be on this list. Accordion is huge in Brazil’s Northeast – specially on Baião and Forró, two local rhythms.

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  4. Raven at |

    No Shipping Up To Boston? A travesty!

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  5. Michael at |

    This is just one type of accordion…..the piano, quite easy to learn matter of fact….the diatonic accordion played in Irish and Cajun music is much much harder to play. Leaving out that music makes this list pretty shallow

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  6. jojo at |

    Flaco Jimenez anyone? The greatest of all time…

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    1. Dan at |

      Greatest of all-time of his style Jojo. There are many greatest of the accordion world that no one knows. Petar Ralchev, Zoltan Oroz, Richard Galliano, Gus Viseur, Eddie Monteiro, Tommy Gumina, Charles Nunzio, Cory Pesaturo, Ionica Minune, Ibro Lolov, Jarome Richard, do I need to continue?

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  7. Kees Wyser at |
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  8. Chris at |

    No Flogging Molly…at all? That’s disappointing.

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  9. ParusMajor at |

    Here’s another good one, “Sugar Bee” by Cleveland Crochet & the Hillbilly Ramblers (Goldband, 1960). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfEfO_BnoU

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  10. Jaygee at |

    The really heartbreaking part of the version of “Sandy” posted above is that is the very last performance of the song featuring Danny Federici. He was in the final stages of the skin cancer with eventually claimed his life. Both heartbreaking and heroic.
    Rest Easy Phantom Dan.

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  11. ParusMajor at |

    This is also good, a zydeco song “My Toot Toot” by Rockin’ Sydney (1984): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM7e-7QNYnE The song was also covered by Fats Domino and Doug Kershaw and John Fogerty, but the original was made by Rockin’ Sydney.

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  12. Tom at |

    “Yankovich”? Come on. His name is Yankovic, and he’s a musical legend. I don’t understand people always getting his last name wrong. Doesn’t happen to any other musician of his stature.

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Not sure how this got past the writer and the editor and me, but it is now corrected. Thanks.

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  13. ParusMajor at |

    Here’s an accordion joke version of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit by the Finnish band Eläkeläiset if anyone’s interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9YyaknVx_o&feature=related They mostly do cover songs in this weird “humppa” style. Here’s a Black Sabbath cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFcv8ypg9t0&feature=related :D

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  14. Tim at |

    What about any of the several Fleetwod Mac songs that feature Christine McVie

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  15. PaulD at |

    Everything and anything by Yann Tiersen?

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  16. accordionguide.info at |

    It’s really too good.When i am listening to this video,i went to another world.Thanks for the share.

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  17. Dan at |

    How about the Actual WORLD ACCORDION CHAMPION that’s From the US and his Pop Project with his electric accordion? And his hot sidekick – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aUrj6WYJXg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  18. Stephanie at |

    I’m assuming you are not referring to actual polka, since you reference rock in the opening paragraph. None the less, no article about awesome accordion skills would be complete without Myron Floren, he played on Lawrence Welk and was THE reason a lot of kids took up the instrument back in the day (including me, so I’m a bit biased). Just check out that dude’s skills!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqURmXMEGFI

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