Accordion Noir Episode, July 23, 2014, Weird Al hits #1, Jason Webley has fantastic plans for your donations, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers rock!
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Accordion Noir Playlist July 23, 2014:
* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT
Blowzabella – Eight Step Waltz / Lisa / Stukka Gruppa – Compilation (1995) UK – http://blowzabella.com
The Duhks – Lazy John – Beyond the Blue (2014) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.duhks.com Blake Miller, acc.
Les Tireux d’Roches – Le Long Du Chemin – XO 15 Ans D’âge (2013) Quebec, Canada – http://www.TireuxDeRoches.com
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Now That’s What I Call Polka! – Mandatory Fun (2014) California, USA – http://www.weirdal.com/
Jason Webley With Sxip Shirey – Days With You – Days With You Bonus CD (2009) Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
Rattletrap Ruckus – Easy Winner – Redlight Rag (2013) Bellingham, WA, USA – http://www.RattletrapRuckus.com
Alexander Prince – Nazareth – Foreign Blue Amberol: British series. Edison Record Release: 23055 (1913) Glasgow, Scotland – From the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/
La Bergère – Retournons À La Maison – Fi De L’eau (2006) marçais, Centre France – http://www.labergere.net
Gloria Deluxe – Song For The Servants – Devotionals (Songs For Shunkin) (2001) Brooklyn, New York, USA – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/home/index.html (Also, see my post on her from last week.)
Quartetto Gelato – Anon: Russian Medley – Quartetto Gelato (2005) Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://quartettogelato.ca/
[Dang, took me an hour to re-jigger my broken script to print out these playlists. Thanks to Doug's Applescripts for iTunes for the raw materials.]
While visiting Tempo Trend Accordions over in Victoria, BC, Canada I got to dig around in their back-room(s) through their 600+ accordion collection and spotted this lovely item from, I’d say, the late 1920s or 30s.
This immediately reminded me of the New York artist Cynthia Hopkins, who performed for years as… “Gloria Deluxe!” She’s kind of a combination of Laurie Anderson, Wendy McNiell, and Vancouver’s Veda Hille. Her voice is curiously remarkable and her lyrics can be painfully intense. Backed with sort of Tom Waits-ish accordion (or piano) it’s quite a combination. Listen here to Cynthia/Gloria Deluxe’s music. May I suggest the spooky “Ballad of the Cherry Blossoms” from her Devotionals album (2001). We only have two of her eight records, but I long for more to play on the radio show. Maybe someday we’ll get her out to our Accordion Noir Festival? She’d surely go over well with the fashionable multi-generational accordion crowd here in Vancouver. Heck, she’s played up in the Arctic Ocean, so Canada’s just a stop on the way.
I wonder if she named herself after one of these accordions? Hey, if Freddy Fender could, why not? Such a lovely namesake. The one I saw was made by the Italo American Accordion Company in Chicago. (They are still around.) It looks like they have rooms full of accordions you can visit there too.
These stockpiles of old accordions are all over the place, aging elegance consigned to velvet-lined boxes and forgotten. Who knows how many millions of accordions? Would that they all inspired artists like her.
Accordion Noir Episode, July 9, 2014, “Vancouver Folk Festival, Kongos, Karen Street at the Tour De France, etc.”
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* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT
* The Willis Brothers – Candy in a Room with a Baby – The Golden Age of the Willis Brothers (0) – Oklahoma/Kansas City/Nashville, USA – http://www.dagmar-anita-binge.de/ “You work like a magnet when you draw my eyes, I’ll either get my lovin’ or I’ll get demagnetized.”
* Mat Mathews – Summertime – Squeeze Me 4: 1951-55 A Lesson In Bop (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1955) – The Netherlands – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* The Groanbox Boys – I want you to know – The Theopolis Stokes Demo (2005) – London, England – Recorded in Wimbledon, summer 2005: http://www.groanboxboys.com/
* Dan Zanes & Friends (Sophie & Emma) – Weather Report – Rocket Ship Beach (2004) – Canada – http://danzanes.com/tour
* Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana – Justin – Thapsos (2000) – Tuscany, Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/
* Les Tireux D’roches – Le Banc d’Jos – Roches… Papier, Ciseaux! (2006) – Québec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/
* The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Borisova – Lume, Lume (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.lemonbucket.com/ Tangi Ropars, acc.
* Kongos – This Time I Won’t Forget – Lunatic (2014) – South Africa – http://www.kongos.com/
* Karen Street – Horseshoe Bay – The Giulietti Sound (Book and CD) (2008) – UK – http://henrydoktorski.com/store/Giulietti_Book.html http://www.KarenStreet.com
* The Gertrudes – Sailor – Dawn Time Riot (2010) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://thegertrudes.com/
* T. Texas Tyler – Hot Rod Rag – Swingbillies, (Disc 2) (1953) – Texas, usa (one assumes) – (This song has no accordion! But, “Watch the tomatos file in that crate.” Yikes. Why is antiquated sexism quaint?)
* Sharon Shannon – Summer Sands (Featuring Carol Keogh) – Saints & Scoundrels (2009) – Ireland – http://sharonshannon.com/
* Rob Frayne – And The Horse… – Dr.EAMBAND (2013) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – http://www.RobFreyne.com (dead link?) Megan Jerome, acc. http://www.meganjerome.com
Download Accordion Noir Radio, learn jazz history and how to rent your accordion out for beer-money with Steve Normandin from Montréal, May 22, 2014
Great episode of Accordion Noir Radio last night, May 21st, 2014, with Steve Normandin from Montréal!
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(Last week’s show with Steve was good too, but this one is a winner.)
Playlist (does not include all the banter about jazz history, Charlie Parker’s other accordionist, and being famous enough to rent out your accordion by the minute to buy beer. That was a fun show, Thanks Steve Normandin from Montréal! Can’t wait to see you again at the Accordion Noir Festival in the fall.
That playlist thang, laid out like so:
* Band – Song – Album – Where they’re from (if we know) – contact info to go buy all their awesome records and hire them to play the wedding you’ve decided to plan just to have an excuse to hire the band.
* Eläkeläiset – Peljätty Humppa (Carl Douglas’s Kung-Fu Fighting) – Werbung, Baby! (1999) – Finland – http://www.humppa.com
* Kal – Play It Again – Romology (2013) – (I don’t know enough about this band)
* Yoddler Broute – Steve Normandin (Live at Co-op Radio on Accordion Noir)
* Flambée Montalbanaise – Steve Normandin (Live at Co-op Radio on Accordion Noir)
* Gus Viseur – Swing 39 – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 2) (1941) – France – http://www.fremeaux.com/
* Gérard Lajoie – Money Musk – 25 Folklores Québécois (1956) – Québec, Canada – (Rent this guy a beer so he can buy an accordion.)
* Samba Jaqueline – Steve Normandin (Live at Co-op Radio on Accordion Noir)
* Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGhee – Sunset (Sunset) – Cajun – Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934 (this track 1934)
* Gordon Fleming – Strike Up The Band – According To Gordie (1953) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Rue d’la Gouaille – Pupazzi de Pacotille – Fête Foraine (2935) – Nantes, Bretagne (Brittany), France – http://ruedlagouaillepro.free.fr/ http://www.myspace.com/ruedlagouaille
* Chinese Waltz – Steve Normandin (Live at Co-op Radio on Accordion Noir) – “The Oriental Riff” on Wikipedia.
[There, fixed that sspelling error I hope. Thanks Rowan, sorry Steve.]