This album by the legendary *Irish Dutchman* is a treasure. His virtuosity on the D melodeon remains, I feel, unmatched.
He has had a major influence on players like Joe Derrane, Jerry O’Brien, Philippe Bruneau and Jackie Daly who, I believe, recorded his own version of Fitzmaurice Polka.
The CD from Folkways comes with excellent liner notes and I highly recommend it. Kimmel’s art shines through despite the sound quality. The recordings date back to the 20s after all.
Folkways F-RF 112
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John Kimmel ~ some cylinder recordings, WAV & MP3
The University of California, Santa Barbara
The Donald C. Davidson Library
The Department of Special Collections
The Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
As of this day, there are 32 cylinder recordings available. Enter for search ‘John Kimmel’ ~ et voila!
Can someone please fix the mistake on track 2 so it can link to the tune please?
John J. Kimmel ~ more free listens / downloads
Somewhere else to explore ~ Canada’s wonderful Virtual Gramaphone
Re: Virtuoso Of The Irish Accordion
Updated tracks 10 and 11 based on liner notes from the cassette.