Yes, for this year’s Co-op Radio Spring Membership Drive we continue our tradition of throwing over the accordion in favour of some other neglected or slighted instrument. Let’s see, we’ve done kazoo, ukulele, bagpipes, musical saw (and theremin and glass harmonica all in one episode!), baritone sax….
Here is the audio promotional spot we did announcing the Tuba Noir show.
Which I made into a video, how fun is that?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9-11 PM in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Music used in there:
*Band – Song – Album (year) – Where they’re from if we know. – contact etc.
* Zulya – Insomnia / yoqosizliq – Elusive (2002) – Tatarstan, Russia, Australia – http://www.zulya.com
* Ahilea – Come on Bejbe – Cafe Svetlana (2009) – Ohrid, Macedonia / Sarajevo / Vienna, Austria – sounds like the Monkees
* Los Dareyes De La Sierra – Los Sembradores [Banda Version] – Corridazos “Con Tuba Y Acordeón” (2008) – Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico – https://www.facebook.com/DareyesdelaSierra http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-dareyes-de-la-sierra-mn0000937057/biography
Here’s a set of best-selling songs through the accordion ages, or something like that. Next week we’re doing all Tuba Tunes!!! That’s hand-made radio we make for you here on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio. With love from Accordion Noir, Bruce and Rowan
And you can stream and download the show from Co-op Radio’s site here: http://www.coopradio.org/content/accordion-noir-175
or direct download by clicking here once.
* Alberto Pacheco – Cumbia Cienaguera (1930s) – The Rough Guide to Cumbia—Colombia’s hip-swinging dance rhythms (2012). This song was swiped for “Heater” by Samim. A history of this song in Spanish: http://cumbiapoder.blogspot.ca/2012/02/la-verdadera-historia-de-la-cumbia.html?m=1
* SAMIM – Heater – Heater (2007) – UK? Colombia – http://www.juno.co.uk
* Molotov Jukebox – No Lady – Carnival Flower (2014) – UK – http://molotov-jukebox.co.uk
* The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika) – Funeral (2004) – Canada – http://www.arcadefire.com/ Régine Chassagne, acc.
* Grace Jones – I’ve Seen that Face Before (libertango) – Nightclubbing (She does not appear to be playing the accordion in the video… Did they just sample Astor Piazzolla in this?
* Glahe Musette Orchestra – Beer Barrel Polka – Victor 78 rpm Record (1939) – Germany – http://www.archive.org/details/VictorRecord-BeerBarrelPolka1939
History mentioned in Elijah Wald’s book, “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock and Roll.”
* Jennifer Lopez – Te Voy A Querer – Como Ama Una Mujer (2007) – USA – http://www.torrentazos.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como_Ama_una_Mujer Julio C. Reyes, acc.
* Madonna & Gogol Bordello – La Isla Bonita / Lela Pala Tute – Live @ Live Earth 07.07.07 (2007) – Romany / USA, etc. – http://www.gogolbordello.com/
* Jenny Conlee, Co-op Radio 100.5 stinger (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Down By The Water – The King Is Dead (2011) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Cat Stevens – Kitty – The City (box set) (1967)
* The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Pet Sounds (1966) – California, USA – Carl Fortina and Frank Marocco were both in the studio on accordion – Great video of the making of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofByti7A4uM
* Beirut – Cliquot – The Flying Club Cup (2007) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.beirutband.com/
* Mia Martina & Edward Maya – Stereo Love – (2010) – Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick, Canada; Romania – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereo_Love Wikipedia details how this melody is from an Azerbaijani song “Bayatılar” from 1989. We should invite Co-op Radio’s Azeri show to join us for a special about this controversy. Listen to Odlar Yurdu Saturdays in Vancouver from 4-5 PM, or at http://www.coopradio.org/content/odlar-yurdu (in Azeri)
* Daniel Handler Co-op Radio Stinger 100.5 (2012) http://www.lemonysnicket.com/
* The Magnetic Fields – Drive On, Driver – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/ “Take me to the airport, I need to be extremely far away.”
* Molotov Jukebox – Trying – Carnival Flower (2014) – UK – http://molotov-jukebox.co.uk
* Lawrence Welk – Calcutta – (1960) – California, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcutta_(song)
* Kongos – Come With Me Now – Lunatic (2014) – South Africa – http://www.kongos.com/
The Accordion Novelty Company is not just a funny t-shirt somebody is selling online (They don’t cite their source, so why should we link to them?)
The University of Iowa’s digital archive on “Travelling Culture – Circuit Chautaqua in the Twentieth Century” includes not just this cover image, but a splendid little three-fold booklet promoting an actual historical (ca. 1920s-30s) group of accordion-playin’ women: The Accordion Novelty Company! How cool is that?
Thanks University of Iowa!
The Chautaqua circuit was kind of like vaudeville, with entertainers traveling from town around the country, but had more of an educational uplift and social change element. This is an amazing collection of pamphlets and fliers and I’m so happy it’s available – the Library of Congress agrees.
THE irresistible spirit of youth rules the entertainment of The Accordion Novelty Company. Such infectious gayety, such “zip” and “pep” abound that audiences are quickly tuned in on an evening of genuine merriment. “A Street Scene in Naples” is the title of one of the popular numbers presented. “Miss Naples” and her three picturesque comrades are vividly portrayed. In their bright, charming costumes they present a delightful bit of old-world color. With a touch of the gamin in their inimitable performance, the young entertainers go rollicking through this unique musical sketch. Four girls make up The Accordion Novelty Company—popular entertainers who have made an outstanding “hit” in the musical-entertainment field. The most interesting feature, from a musical standpoint, is the use of four accordions. Truly beautiful and novel music is attained with this combination. Cello, violin and piano are also used, and harmony singing adds attractive variety.
The Patron secular-saint of Country Music accordion, Pee Wee King (1914-2000) would have turned 100 years old on Tuesday, and I almost missed it! Whew. We did a little set in yesterday’s Accordion Noir radio show for him, it was fine.
In preparation for tonight’s episode, here’s last week’s Accordion Noir playlist. Thanks so much for listening!
Go to Co-op Radio’s download site: http://www.coopradio.org/content/accordion-noir-166
Or click once to download directly.
Also, go read Let’s Polka’s nice coverage of this year’s Grammy winners. (I honestly don’t know anything about such things, except what I read in the accordion media.)
Clifton Chenier was granted a lifetime achievement award, which is nice.
Hohner accordion’s artists won awards.
* Del Barber – Tell Me Where To Start – Prairieography (2014) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.DelBarber.com Ken Pinchin, acc.
* Barzin – In The Dark You Can Love This Place – To Live Alone In That Long Summer (2014) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.Barzinh.com
* Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage – Sweet Georgia Brown – Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage (episode 62) (0) – – http://www.otrcat.com Bud Sievert, acc.
* Ray Meyers – I Don’t Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song) – Classic Country Songs (2013) – Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada – http://www.RayMeyers.com
* Frank Berendy & The Polka All Stars – Miss Your Polka – American Polka (Old Tunes & New Sounds) – http://trikont.de/shop/all-worlds-alle-welten/american-polka-old-tunes-new-sound/
* Philemon Arthur & The Dung – Mor anka – Musikens historia del 1 och 2 (1972) – Sweden – http://www.last.fm/music/Philemon+Arthur+and+the+Dung/+wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philemon_Arthur_and_the_Dung
* La Santa Cecilia – Santa Cecilia, Trenta Dias – NPR Tiny Desk Concert (2013) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT3YnNdorCg
* Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience – Les Barres de la Prison – Tribute Sessions (2001) – Mallet, Louisiana, USA – http://www.terrancesimien.com
* Clifton Chenier – Clifton’s Squeeze-Box Boogie – Bayou Blues (1955) – Louisiana, USA
* Li’l Wally and the Venturas – We Love You Beatles – Drum Boy 108 (45 rpm) (1964)
* Michael Hearst – March Of The Unusual Creatures – Songs For Unusual Creatures (2012) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.oneringzero.com/
* Brown Ale – The Songs of Newfoundland (Omar Blondahl) – Eponymous (2010) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada – http://www.brownalemusic.ca
* Jason Webley With Sxip Shirey – March Of The Hoohahs – Days With You Bonus CD (2009) – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html