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  1. Do you want the original hexagonal box or just a box that will fit?
  2. He's playing an English system, singing the melody and playing sustained chords (as opposed to oom-pah) behind the melody. So the chords are contributing harmony but not rhythm. You may be responding to the chord progression, (from minor to major in the third line) or to the arrangement of notes in the chords. They are very good and so is his playing and singing.
  3. Previously I or someone else may have posted a still from this movie "The Princess Comes Across." Here is a youtube video. I like that the poster on youtube wrote "Some sources claim that MacMurray plays it himself in the film, but it's more likely it was dubbed." Yes, even more likely than that.
  4. Here's the cover of sheet music for "Nobody Loves You Any Better Than Your M-A-Double-M-Y". It was first published in the USA in 1923; this copy was published in Australia, where it was in the repertoire of The Campbell Boys. Could those English concertinas, apparently by Wheatstone, be unusual enough that we could identify them in the Wheatstone ledgers?
  5. What do you mean by "written score"? Would a simple lead sheet be good enough? Do you want to play just the melody line or do you want to play melody and harmony? On Anglo or English? Can you read music. or do you want it in tablature? in what key, if you have a preference?
  6. By the time you have played concertina for a few years someone is bound to ask you if you know the song Lena from Palesteena, by J. Russel Robinson and Con Conrad, 1920. If you've never heard it you should check out this 1920 recording by Frank Crumit: before you listen to this Coronavirus parody: Lena in Quarantina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Msq-x9XT9I by Laura Rosenberg Myrna Oy - Yiddish Cabaret programs for audiences of all ages
  7. I made some comfortable hand straps from an old handbag strap.
  8. On Friday Oct. 25, the CBS morning news show presented an interview with Bruce Springsteen in his studio, and among the guitars was a concertina (visible to the left of his shoulder in this screen shot).
  9. This photo is not my concertina; I copied it from Alex Holden's web site. I will use it to illustrate a problem I have and ask for suggestions. You can see a video on Alex's web site at this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjC2Rpeg72K/ The levers are connected by rivets to the "action pins". Each action pin is hammered into place like a nail. Now, the spring is always pushing upward on the lever, and this upward force will tend to pull the pin out of the wood. When this happens, the button sticks up high and the pad doesn't cover the hole. This happened to my 1907 or 0
  10. Hi Saguaro, I have 8835 -- I thought that was from 1908, not sure. It is a 30 button anglo in C/G.
  11. Have you contacted Bertram Levy in Washington State? you can e-mail him at info@bertramlevy.com
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