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NAKED CONCERTINA - The Anglo concertina revealed and unadorned. 21 solo country dance tunes selected from Jody Kruskal's tune collection "Feet in the Clouds."
FEET IN THE CLOUDS - 50 original tunes for contra dance musicians. Reels, jigs, marches and waltzes - all guaranteed fiddle-friendly and dancer approved.
The 1st Book
The 1st solo CD
The Party
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GRAND PICNIC - the classic CD recording featuring high-energy contra dance music that combines the rhythmic drive of old-time Southern tunes with French Canadian and New England fiddle music.
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POOR LITTLE LIZA JANE - old-time tunes and songs with Jody Kruskal and friends, featuring Anglo concertina, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass playing old-time classics, unusual tunes and originals.
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...This solo CD
Old-Time
Tunes and Songs
COOL TUNES FOR HOT DANCES CD - 18 original dance tunes from the "Cool Tunes" book played solo on anglo concertina: music for contra, square, couple, ceili and morris dancers.
CDs are great but some folks want
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This tune book goes with...
COOL TUNES FOR HOT DANCES BOOK - includes the 18 dance tunes from the companion CD below, plus 37 more for a grand total of 55 original reels, jigs, marches, hornpipes and waltzes. The tunes are notated as lead sheets with melody and chords in a large, easy to read format.
Paul & Jody
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A unique and memorable program of rarely heard American songs and tunes. Jody Kruskal (Anglo concertina and vocals) and Paul Friedman (fiddle) have been playing traditional music together for more than 30 years in New York City and beyond.  

The songs tell American stories that are hilarious, gritty and true — stories of train wrecks and wrecked marriages, death-row convicts and lonesome lovers, heroes, losers, swaggering braggarts, and lazy slackers. The fiddle tunes hail from New York to California, from the Southern states on up to Quebec.

Bill Peek adds variety and depth to four tracks with his expert piano and banjo playing. Together, these three veteran dance musicians present a vibrant new American album, offering up a fresh crop of old songs and tunes.

Concertina
Valentine

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Concertina songs and tunes, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime... vintage crooning of some very old popular songs from the late 18th through the mid 20th centuries. These songs share a quirky and charming nostalgia that includes traditional folk, variety, music hall, 2nd Avenue and Hawaiian hapa haole gems plus three original instrumental duets with hammered dulcimer virtuoso Bill Ruyle. This unexpected mix of amusing songs and tunes is guaranteed to raise a smile and make you want to sing along.
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16 Vintage Songs of Love, Lust and Romantic Notions

Choice stories of passion from the giddy to the glorious, featuring an eccentric collection of humorous characters in song... earnest lovers, self-satisfied gloaters, punsters, dreamers, wimps, heroes and cads in this happy selection of saucy songs from times gone by.

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"Sing to me,
concertina boy"
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Waiting for the Boatsman

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Tennessee fiddler Luke Richardson joins Brooklyn concertina player
Jody Kruskal for a CD of 18 old-time tunes ranging from
classic chestnuts to rare melodies seldom played.

Dolly
Roll them Simmons
Cluck Old Hen (A)
Weller's Reel
Old Town Band
John Hardy
Little Daisy
Echoes of the Ozarks
Cluck Old Hen (G)

Petronella
Waiting for the Boatsman
Kansas City Reel
Bonaparte's Retreat
Butcher's Row
Coon Dog
Pretty Little Widow
Chirps and Grain
Bollarama