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  • JACK AND FLORENCE BRANNELLI

  • BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER

  • THE HISTORY OF OUR DUO

 

THIS HISTORY PAGE IS DEDICATED TO MY INCREDIBLE MOTHER AND FATHER, WHO STILL ARE PLAYING ACCORDIONS AT OVER 80 YEARS OF AGE, REGULAR APPEARANCES AT THE ACCORDION CLUB KEEP MOTHER BUSY PRACTICING, USING A DIFFERENT REPERTOIRE ON EACH APPEARANCE.  WHAT A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT I AM VERY PROUD OF THEM BOTH

by GINA BRANNELLI

In Manchester centre lives The Band on The Wall, a club still featuring the best in live music. But back in the late 30s it was Florence that had the top spot, she entertained a cosmopolitan audience, with all styles of music, she was the most popular accordionist, in the hot spot in the centre of Manchester.

On the drums, Jim Hart, Saxophone Mick the Pole, Pianist Albert Mancini, Jack on Accordion and Florence on accordion and the Band Leader. Albert Mancini was an incredible musician, a pianist and accordionist and was the Accordion teacher of both Jack and Florence, this was where they in fact first met. Rudi Mancini became their lifelong friend, and Godfather to their first born Gina.

The accordion was the most popular instrument of this time and the Accordion music echoed in the Manchester streets, the accordion phenomena of the time was Rudi Mancini, the most celebrated of the street artistes, was Dominico Rea, one of the entertainers and personalities of the era.

The great accordion personalities their notoriety borne in most cases during this period were, to name just a few, Rudi Mancini, Dominico Rea, Lawrence Kelly, Renee Lucassi, The Valerio Brothers, the Destefano Brothers, Alicia Dells, a former Champion, , Florence and Jack Brannelli.

Toralf Tollefson, Charles Magnante, Pietro Diero, Frosini, Anthony Gallarini were the icons of the period, and have remained so until today, their tutorial systems still used in schools, their music always played and appreciated. This was a great time for the accordion everywhere.

Well done Florence and Jack for your special contribution to the future of the accordion. Even now after 60 years still showing the world that you still enjoy playing.

KEEP ENTERTAINING YOUR PUBLIC FLO AND JACK, WE ALL LOVE YOU.

 

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