Flaco Jimenez Quotes
"Years back, they considered the accordion like a party joke or even something that grandpa played,"
"The way I learned to play the accordion was on the wild and happy side, much like Cajun and zydeco music. One of my early idols was Clifton Chenier. The way he played, it was like the accordion was yelling at you: hey, take this. I like to make my accordion yell and scream and make it happy."
"Elvis was another one of my idols,
"For years I dreamed of recording with him. But the closest I got was recording with The Jordanaires, his back-up vocal group. It was during a Nashville session with Jimmy Stewart, the polka guy. The Jordanaires sang backup on Jimmy's project. Stewart really rocks the polka, He's another Narcisco, a musician who has created an up to date, funky polka."
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