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John J. Kimmel

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, were around 1906. Kimmel's works often appeared under the name Kimmble, and he was known to bill himself as the Irish Dutchman (cf. Deutsch).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 13th, 1866, Died September 18th, 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4784 10-in. 8/10/1907 Irish boy march John Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor B-4785 10-in. 8/10/1907 Medley of popular reels John J. Kimmel Accordion solo arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-4786 10-in. 8/10/1907 Medley of Irish jigs John J. Kimmel Accordion solo arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor E-4786 8-in. 8/10/1907 Medley of Irish jigs John Kimmel Accordion solo arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-4787 10-in. 8/10/1907 Medley of straight jigs John Kimmel Accordion solo arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6014 10-in. 3/6/1908 American cakewalk John Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor B-6015 10-in. 3/6/1908 Minor march John Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6016 10-in. 3/6/1908 American polka John J. Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor E-6016 8-in. 3/6/1908 American polka John Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6017 10-in. 3/6/1908 Medley of reels, no. 2 John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor E-6017 8-in. 3/6/1908 Medley of reels, no. 2 John Kimmel Accordion solo instrumentalist, accordion, arranger  
Victor B-6512 10-in. 10/6/1908 The fans march John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor B-6513 10-in. 10/6/1908 Indian intermezzo John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6514 10-in. 10/6/1908 Medley of German waltzes John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6515 10-in. 10/6/1908 Tipperary John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6840 10-in. 3/2/1909 Medley of hornpipes John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion, arranger  
Victor B-6841 10-in. 3/2/1909 Barn dance John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6842 10-in. 3/2/1909 Medley of German polkas John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-6843 10-in. 3/2/1909 Medley of clogs John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor C-6843 12-in. 3/2/1909 Medley of clogs John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-16351 10-in. 8/13/1915 Irish reels medley no. 3 John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-16352 10-in. 8/13/1915 Irish reels medley no. 4 John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-16353 10-in. 8/13/1915 Medley of Irish jigs, no. 2 John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-16354 10-in. 8/13/1915 Go to it John Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor B-18242 10-in. 8/1/1916 Medley of Irish reels, no. 8 John J. Kimmel Accordion solo, with piano instrumentalist, accordion, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kimmel, John J.," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116982.

Kimmel, John J.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116982.

"Kimmel, John J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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