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Squeeze this! : a cultural history of the accordion in America

Author: Marion S Jacobson
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: Folklore studies in a multicultural world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Squeeze This! is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of the accordion as a uniquely American musical and cultural phenomenon.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion S Jacobson
ISBN: 9780252036750 0252036751
OCLC Number: 747331997
Language Note: English.
Description: xi, 256 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Advent of the piano accordion --
Squeezebox Bach : the classical accordion --
Squeezebox rock : rise and fall of the accordion in American popular culture --
Crossover accordionists : Frank Yankovic, Viola Turpeinen, and John Brugnoli --
New main squeeze : repositioning the accordion in the music industry --
Out of the closet : reimagining the accordion in American popular culture.
Series Title: Folklore studies in a multicultural world.
Responsibility: Marion Jacobson.

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