Jim Boggio - “Fifteen Minutes of Jim”

By Blair Hardman

Jim Boggio was called the King of the Stomach Steinway, and the Lord of the Belly Baldwin. Keyboard magazine said he was one of the three best accordion players in the United States at the time of his death in 1996.

But he was more than a great musician. He was also a comic actor in many radio and TV commercials. But mainly he loved to laugh and loved to make other people laugh.

In 1997, a statue of Jim was erected in La Plaza Park in Cotati, the only life sized bronze statue of an accordionist in the world.

This is a collection of his work that I assembled for his memorial in 1996.

Absolute Irony is a production of Zone Recording in Cotati CA, and ZoneRecording.com.

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