Émile Vacher

Commemorative plaque at 22, boulevard Saint-Denis, 10e arrondissement Paris

Émile Vacher (1883-1969) was a French accordionist associated with, and often deemed the creator of, the bal-musette genre.[1]

Discography 78s


  1. World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East Page 113 Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo - 1999 "Emile Vacher Once the accordion took over from the cabrette in the bals-musette, Vacher (1883-1969) was the star of the new style. He didn't write music, but kept hundreds of tunes in his head and played with a light and rhythmic ..."
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