John Kimmel (accordionist)
John J. Kimmel (13 December 1866 - 18 September 1942) was a German-American musician known for playing Irish, Scottish, and American music on the 1-row diatonic accordion (or melodeon). Though not Irish-American, but rather German-American (born in Brooklyn to German immigrants Margaretha Schmidt and John Kimmel) Kimmel's playing had an enduring effect on the playing of the Irish accordion.
Kimmel's career stretched roughly from 1904-1920, largely in New York City. His earliest recordings, done on Edison Wax Cylinder was around 1906. Kimmel's works often appeared under the name Kimmble, and he was known to bill himself as the Irish Dutchman (cf. Deutsch).
- Irish Boy March (Victor Records 1907)
- Medley of Irish Jigs (Emerson Records 1919)
- Medley of Irish Reels (Emerson Records 1919)
- John Kimmel - Virtuoso of the Irish Accordion (Smithsonian Institute Folkways Records, 1980)
- Accordion Solo - Medley of Reels No2 (Indestructible phonograph Cylinder record 1908)
- John J. Kimmel, un héritage fabuleux (2010)
- Tim Gracyk; Frank W. Hoffmann (1997). The encyclopedia of popular American recording pioneers, 1895-1925. Tim Gracyk. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Helen O'Shea (2008). The making of Irish traditional music. Cork University Press. ISBN 978-1-85918-436-3. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Dan Michael Worrall (2009). The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History. Dan Michael Worrall. pp. 248–. ISBN 978-0-9825996-0-0. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Laurie Hart; Greg Sandell (7 October 2010). Danse Ce Soir - Fiddle and Accordion Music of Quebec. Mel Bay Publications. pp. 68–. ISBN 978-1-60974-341-3. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Malcolm Miller (2001). The accordion in all its guises. Harwood Academic Publishers. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (2003). O'Brien pocket history of Irish traditional music. O'Brien. ISBN 978-0-86278-820-9. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Guy A. Marco; Frank Andrews (April 1993). Encyclopedia of recorded sound in the United States. Garland Pub. ISBN 978-0-8240-4782-5. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Brian Hinton (1 July 2000). Country roads: how country came to Nashville. Sanctuary. ISBN 978-1-86074-293-4. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Music Trades. Music Trades Corporation. 1919. pp. 16–. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Discography at HonkingDuck.com