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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-02-01: February Has Your Back to Bandcamp Friday

February 2, 2023

Another month, another round of Bandcamp Friday — the first Friday of the month, where the Bandcamp music e-storefront waives its cut of profits and allows participating musicians, including more than a few accordionists, to enjoy the greatest compensation rate in the industry. When these occasions come up, for working musicians to actually get paid, we devote an episode of our weekly, hour-long alt-squeezebox program to highlighting some of the offerings and spurring our listeners to go forth and financially support their favorites.  This is one such installment of a long series of them. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-02-01, February Has Your Back to Bandcamp Friday

http://isitbandcampfriday.com <http://isitbandcampfriday.com/>

* Support Girls Rock Camp Vancouver – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Lady Maisery – ‟Poor Man’s Lamentation [Live]” – (2019) – Sheffield , UK – https://ladymaisery.bandcamp.com
http://ladymaisery.com/
* Nisia Trio – ‟Jenti Unni E Scumi” – Li Pedi (2022) – Belgium – https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/li-pedi
Jonathan De Neck, diatonic button acc.
* Vinta – ‟High Park” – Beacons (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://vinta.bandcamp.com/album/beacons
http://vintamusic.com/
* Canailles – ‟Coeur de Gawa” – Ronds-Points (2014) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Nat Brookes – ‟Painted Cuboracle | Bicycle Hunt” – Cormorant (2023) – Northampton, UK – https://www.natbrookesmusic.co.uk/https://natbrookes.bandcamp.com
* Farnakht – ‟Goodbye Charlie/ Suparat am fost de mic” – Ultraviolet (2018) – New York, USA – https://www.zoeaqua.comhttps://farnakht.bandcamp.com Mattias Kaufmann, button acc.
* Amy Thatcher and Francesca Knowles – ‟Anyway, back to me” – Emergency Of The Female Kind (2023) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com/
https://amythatcherfranknowles.bandcamp.com
http://amythatcher.co.uk/
* Luigino Saderi, Nanni Serra – ‟Ballu Disperau” – DANZA SARDA: Sardinian Folk Music from the 45 rpm Era (2023) – Sardinia, Italy – http://shellachead.com/https://shellachead.bandcamp.com
* Aliaksandr Yasinski – ‟Storm” – Hlybini (2023) – Balarus / Prague / Czechia – https://www.yasinski.eu
https://yasinski.bandcamp.com/album/hlybini
* Anja Kreysing – ‟MEL inTunis 4” – Mise en Lumiere (2022) – Germany – https://euerzimmer.bandcamp.com
https://anjakreysing.de/wp/
* Pohjonen Alanko – ‟Kainuu” – Voice of Northern Lowland (2022) – Finland – http://kimmopohjonen.com
https://pohjonenalanko.bandcamp.com
* Jenny Omnichord – ‟All Our Little Bows” – All Our Little Bones (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used: System 100/200)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-01-23: Happy 8th Plank-Day!

January 29, 2023

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Ten years ago, Rowan’s (now rawther dormant) “jug band of the damned” the Creaking Planks celebrated the 8th anniversary of their first performance with a concert at the WISE Hall.  This episode, number 321, of our weekly hour-long alt-accordion music program … doesn’t particularly dwell on that occasion, but it does lean on it for its title, opening track, and that lovely leading image.  (Golly, we were young, once!)  If you missed out on it ten years ago, here you have another chance to enjoy listening to this episode, now as digital audio, courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir-2013-01-23, Happy 8th Creaking Plank-Day!

* Aldo Granato – La Noche – La Noche (2006) – Belgium
* Creaking Planks – Numbers and Names – TBA: VIVO Sessions (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Unreleased tracks, from upcoming album?  [I’m pretty sure this is just the version that wound up on our “Flogged ‘Round The Fleet” album.  The song was written by friend-of-the-Planks Jacob Steele and remains a hallmark of silly blues.]
* The Captain & Me – William Mason’s Summer – Leave Your Friends And Family – Oslo, Norway – http://www.myspace.com/thecaptainandme http://www.thecaptainandme.com/
* Clifton Chenier – Opelousas Hop [Take 3] – Zodico Blues & Boogie [Remastered] (1955) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialty_Records
* Martha Wainwright – Marie Trottoir [Live] – Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record (2009) – New York, USA / Montreal, Canada – Will Holshouser, acc. http://www.marthawainwright.com/
* Marie Robson – My Bonnie Lad – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 3] (1973) – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* Juan Sebastian Larobina, Yves Lambert et Le Bebert Orchestra – L’âme du cueilleur – Bal à l’huile (2009) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.lebalalhuile.com http://yveslambert.com
* Ernie Felice Quartet – Oodles of Boodle and Batches of Scratch – Capitol 78 (1948) – http://www.erniefelice.com (Sounds like the Ink Spots.)
* Pirnales – Spelmannens rädsla för Dansen – Parasta Ennen – Finland – http://www.markkulepisto.com/disco.htm
* Aurelia – Les lucioles – Hypnogol, Journal d’un capitaine (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* Kevin Finseth – the franklin’s tale – The Return (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.highlifeworld.com/kevin_alpha.htm
* Marijo Bonheur – Soleil – Eastern Swing (2007) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.marijobonheur.com/
* Smokey Rogers – I Let My Wife Support Me – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1946) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Pedro DePaul, acc. Playing with Rogers in Tex Williams’ Western Caravan at the time.)
* Daniel Handler – Daniel Handler Stinger 100.5 – Daniel Handler Interview (2012)
* The Magnetic Fields – I’ll Dream Alone – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
* John Delafose & The Eunice Playboys – Lonesome Road – Joe Pete Got Two Women (2011) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Lolo Cavazos – El Golfo (Val Bajito) – Norte–o & Tejano Accordion Pioneers 1929-1939: Mexican-American Border Music Vol. III
* Always Often – Guantanamera – Spazz (2010) – Edmonton, Alberta Canada – http://www.myspace.com/alwaysoften

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-01-25: What Can We Say Far Away?

January 25, 2023

As of this writing, the final few minutes of this week’s hour-long episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast have yet to sound out over the airwaves, yet by the wonder of the Internet the entire program is now up available online! Indeed, if you were exceedingly quick on the draw, you could skip ahead to its closing song and listen to it before it airs! However, I suggest instead you linger over the recording and savour its musical selections. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-01-25, What Can We Say Far Away?

* Girls rock camp Radio – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Drumlin – ‟Silvy” – Mackerel Skies (2008) – Nova Scotia, Canada – www.drumlin.ca
* Sharon Shannon Feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovel – ‟Off To Californee (Mursheen Durkin Revisited)” – The Reckoning (2020) – County Clare, Ireland – http://sharonshannon.com/
* Sister Species – ‟Magnolia Buds” – Light Exchanges (2020) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – www.sisterspecies.comhttp://sisterspecies.bandcamp.com
* Surahoolies – ‟Day To Day” – Underneath The Water (1996) – St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – http://www.hazzymusic.com/index.php
* Iva Nova / Ива Нова – ‟Unsorrow / Непечаль” – UBA HOBA (2018) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://ivanovaband.bandcamp.com
* Aliaksandr Yasinski, Roine Stolt, Marco Minnemann – ‟In Freedom and Dignity (feat. Roine Stolt & Marco Minnemann)” – Hlybini (2023) – Balarus / Prague / Czechia – https://www.yasinski.eu
https://yasinski.bandcamp.com/album/hlybini

Powerful video I talked about by Belarus dissidents:
A. Yasinski – In Freedom And Dignity (feat. Roine Stolt and Marco Minnemann)

* Scruffy The Cat – ‟Happiness To Go” – The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990 (1985) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://scruffythecat.com
Stona Fitch, acc. www.stonafitch.com/about
* Anne Niepold – ‟Passion” – Vita Brevis (2018) – Belgium – www.anneniepold.be
* Turdus Philomelos – ‟Durum” – Ici maintenant là pouf ! (2010) – Belgium – https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/ici-maintenant-l-pouf, Julien de Borman, acc.
* Dust Bowl Faeries – ‟Cuckoo” – Carnival Dust EP (2023) – Catskill, New York, USA – http://dustbowlfaeries.com/
https://rydercooley.bandcamp.com/album/carnival-dust-ep
* Large Unit – ‟Gong Piece” – New Map (2022) – Oslo, Kingdom of Norway – https://pnlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/new-map, Kalle Moberg – acc
* A.E. Bridger – ‟Pour It Over” – Museum (2015) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – https://aebridger.bandcamp.com
* Jackie Oates and John Spiers – ‟The Bone Lace Weavers Song” – Needle Pin, Needle Pin (2020) – UK – www.johnspiers.co.uk/http://jackieoatesandjohnspiers.bandcamp.com

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-01-16: Rock Around Vancouver

January 22, 2023

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 320 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program, featuring the greatest squeezebox music from around the world, in all styles and genres.  Skimming the playlist, it doesn’t look like this episode had any more focused a topic than that, but really isn’t that already enough?  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2013-01-16, Rock around Vancouver
* Bill Haley – Ten Gallon Stetson – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (194) – Pennsylvania, USA – (Johnny Grande, acc.)
* Simeonie Keenainak – Traditional – Music Nunavut – Nunavut, Canada – Alianait Entertainment: http://www.alianait.ca
* Geoff Berner (and the Terror of Tiny Town) – Adolescent Services – ‘Cause I’m Worth It (1997) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* The Outside Track – Panic! – Curious Things Given Wings (2010) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – Fiona Black, acc. http://www.theOutsideTrack.com
* The Gourds – Country Love – Haymaker! (2009) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.thegourds.com/
* Emil Hot Five – Eres La Mas Guapa – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1936) – – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* Dick Contino – King of the Road – Dick Contino Plays & Sings the Hits (1965) – LP’s From Rowan aug 09 – http://www.dickcontino.com/ (listed as Parlez Moi d’Amour?)
* The Chessmen – Running Wild – Vancouver, BC, Canada – ØßB
* Conjunto San Antonio Alegre – Las Pachuquitas – Pachuco Boogie (1954) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Geno & the Jukebox – Jackie Gleason Moon – Geno & the Jukebox (2012) – Wall, New Jersey, USA – http://genoandthejukebox.com/
* Louise Massey & the Westerners – Sweet Mama Tree Top Tall – Ridin’ High 1933-1941 (1935) – Midland, Texas, USA – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12030 Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
* Joe Mooney – From Monday On – Jazz Accordion, Vol. 1 Out of France (1913/1949) (1947) – –
* Hey Marseilles – Marseilles – To Travels & Trunks (2008) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.heymarseilles.com/
* Vladimir Sidorov – Valse ˆ Margaux – Bayan (2001) – Russia / Montreal, QuŽbec, Canada –
* Amira and Merima Kljuco – Gde Si Dusÿo Gde Si Rano – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.amira.com.ba/ acc. Merima Kljuco
* Chadbourne, Eugene – Kid’s Playing – Chadbourne Baptist Church, Meeting 1 (1992) – – Chadbourne Baptist Church (Delta DR1) CD release is missing 18 minutes of actual master tape and was mastered with no seperations between the tracks.
* Creaking Planks – The Girl in the Pink Canoe – 07-09-24 (live) (2007) – Canada – With added Rowan!With Rowan!http://ca.geocities.com/creakingplanks/ http://www.myspace.com/creakingplanks
* Blackbird Raum – California Fetid Adder’s Tongue – Swidden (2008) – Santa Cruz, California, USA – http://www.anti-politics.net/raum/ http://www.blackpowderrecords.com/raum/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-01-18: Folk Festival Farewell?

January 19, 2023

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(Image: VFMF mascot Pete Seagull playing accordion, from the album sleeve of the 3rd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival commemorative recording, 1980, found in the old CFRO basement vinyl archives. Image re-used from our 2017 “Fests Bests” episode.)

Music fans, you may have heard the bad news from our neck of the woods: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, an international institution on the fest circuit, has just announced it may be calling it quits after 45 years of three-chords-and-the-truth. (Even we have been awfully quiet about our plans for the Accordion Noir Festival, but surely nothing so drastic as that!) Over the course of their tenure, they have brought an incredible array of squeezy talent into our home base of Vancouver, BC, many of whom we enjoyed the good fortune of interviewing backstage. (Indeed, it was at a satellite Folk Fest event where co-host Rowan first heard Geoff Berner perform, setting him on a radically different life path!) Our ability to sway their institutional momentum is limited — the budgets they are comfortable working with have them falling a cool half-million short in arrears every year — but for this week’s episode of our weekly hour-long program on CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, we commemorate the festival by revisiting many of the bands we caught live at the Folk Fest and, where possible, rebroadcasting portions of the interviews we conducted with those performers on-site down at Jericho Beach. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-01-18, Folk Festival Farewell?

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Website
https://thefestival.bc.ca/

Important Festival Update:
Dear Vancouver Folk Music Festival Community…
https://thefestival.bc.ca/special-announcement/

* ‟PE688 Tenants Union – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009)
* The Dardanelles “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2011)
* Dardanelles – ‟Fogo Island Mussels/Smeceno Horo” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
* Allen Juste “Station ID” (RIP. Allen died the year after his appearance at the festival. His bandmates came back the following year, and he was gone. So very sad.) – Vancouver Folk Festival 2011 Interviews (2011) – Haiti – Allen Juste, acc. https://lakoumizik.bandcamp.com
* Ti-Coca & Wana-Nègès – ‟Simbo Dio” – Vancouver Folk Festival Sampler 2011 – Haiti – Allen Juste, acc. https://lakoumizik.bandcamp.com
* Vildá “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2022), Announcement recorded at the 12th Annual Accordion Noir Festival (2019).
* Vilda – ‟Haavoittuvaisille” – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* Jenny Conlee “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2012) – Portland, Oregon – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Black Prairie – ‟Annie McGuire” – Feast Of The Hunters’ Moon (2010) – Portland, Oregon, USA – www.blackprairie.com
https://decemberistsshop.com
* Wendy McNeill “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2011)
* Wendy McNeill – ‟Animal” – For the Wolf, a Good Meal (2011) – Canada, Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Spiro “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2011)
* Spiro – ‟Glittering City” – Lightbox (2011) – United Kingdom – www.spiromusic.com
https://spiromusic.bandcamp.com/album/lightbox
* The Fugitives – ‟Snail Shell” – Eccentrically We Love (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Maria Dunn “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2013)
* Maria Dunn – ‟Signal Hill” – The Peddler (2008) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com
* Nancy Mike from the Jerry Cans “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Music Festival (2015)
* The Jerry Cans – ‟Ukiuq” – Inuusiq (2016) – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
* Cedric Watson “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2012)
* Cedric Watson – ‟Mais Lá” – L’esprit Créole (2009) – San Felipe, Texas / Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – http://www.cedricwatson.com/
* Alice Tougas from Canailles “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival 2012 Interviews (2012) – Montréal, Québec, Canada –
* Canailles – ‟Jachère” – Backflips (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Andre from the Lost Bayou Ramblers “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2014)
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – ‟Côte Gelée (Live)” – Gasa Gasa Live (2014) – Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.com/
* Rhiannon Giddens “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival 2017 Interviews (2017)
* Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi – ‟Briggs’ Forró” – There is no Other (2019) – USA / Italy / Ireland – www.RhiannonGiddens.comwww.FrancescoTurrisi.com
https://rhiannongiddens.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-no-other-with-francesco-turrisi-deluxe-edition
* Rachelle Garniez “Station ID” – Vancouver Folk Festival (2013) [sorry I mispronounced your name Rachelle, despite you saying it correctly right here.]
* The Marvin Sewell Group – ‟Mexico Blues” – The Worker’s Dance (2005) – Chicago, Illinois / New York, NY USA – www.MarvinSewell.com  Rachelle Garniez and Joe “Sonny” Barbato, acc.

Didn’t get any Geoff Berner or Bellowhead on the show tonight. We could easily have done a five or seven hour show of Folk Festival Accordion Alumni. One of the most memorable Squeezebox shows I experienced at the festival was Geoff’s little band augmented suddenly by Bellowhead’s 13-piece brass & all. He leaned back, eyes wide. A treat. I had played their recordings on the show and felt like one of the few who knew in advance what was coming. Seemed like the audience was in a bit of shock. Soon they were roaring. Later have had long friendship with their melodeon player John Spiers on the onlines. Wish we could all be at a big festival nearby sometimes.

That and the Squeezebox Onslaught orchestrated on our friend Alan Zisman’s stage with Tango Ropers from the Lemon Bucket Orkestra where he was calling out keys that some of the button box players didn’t have on their diatonic boxes, and Andre and the Lost Bayou Ramblers were amazing. So many incredible artists we would never have been able to see. Accordion Noir would not have been the show it has been without the Folk Festival. I do not know what we will be without it.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-01-09: Punk Rock Accordion with Katie McConnell of The Mahones

January 15, 2023

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 319 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, this one ringing in the new year with a raucous punk rawk theme, featuring an interview with Katie “Kaboom!” McConnell of the Mahones.  If you missed it the first time around or would simply appreciate a refresher, you can hear it again as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2013-01-09, Katie McConnell from the Mahones

* The Mahones – Queen And Tequila – Irish Punk Collection (2008) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – TheMahones.ca
* Rawlins Cross – The Little Beggarman – Celtic Instrumentals (1997) – Nova Scotia, Canada – Isn’t that a quote of The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again?”
* Play, Bayan! – Radiator – Attention, ska! (part 1) (2002) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – ripped by ivk E-Mail: info@diy.spb.ru Postal: Russia, 198332, St.-Petersburg, PO Box 17, Izmailov Roman
* Pinata Protest – Campesino – Plethora (2010) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/pinataprotest
* The Mahones – Down The Boozer – Irish Punk Collection (2008) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – TheMahones.ca
* Katie McConnell and Bruce Triggs – Katie McConnell from the Mahones interview – Bruce Triggs’s Album (2013) – – http://www.themahones.ca/
* The Mahones – Angels & Devils – Angels & Devils (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – TheMahones.ca Katie McConnell, acc.
* The Dreadnoughts – Katie Bar the Door – Unknown Album (26/02/2007 10:44:20 PM) (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Cherry Cokes – Oblivious – Rouse Up (2005) – Japan, irish – swiped off myspace http://www.thecherrycokes.com/
* Polkaholix – Ideal-Polka – Denkste (2002) – Berlin, Germany – http://www.polkaholix.de/
* BU*LI – PaPaPa -a field day version- – Grand Parade ep. (2003) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Iva Nova – The Steppe Song – Iva Nova (2003) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* Stupid – I’m Not Going – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.com/ Dana Ehrlich, acc.
* The Mahones – Past The Pint Of No Return – Angels & Devils (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – TheMahones.ca Katie McConnell, acc.
* The Mahones – London – Irish Punk Collection (2008) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – TheMahones.ca

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-01-11: The 11th of One

January 12, 2023

Hot off the radio presses, here’s last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring the deepest cuts and dankest selections in the very small world of accordion radio. This week’s episode lacks a coherent overall theme other than to share a set of great squeezebox tunes with you, so hopefully the self-evident excellence of the characteristically broad and global span of the musical selections will convince you that’s all the theme we need! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-01-11, The 11th of One

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A particularly fine Playlist if I do say so. Some great tunes with a nice set of particularly wild time swings in the middle, followed by a powerful set at the end. Choice Noir. (Bruce):

* Girls Rock Camp Vancouver – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/ https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – ‟January Man” – Cruel Sister (2005) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – http://the-unthanks.com/ Chris Sherburn, concertina
* Anne Niepold – ‟Amazone” – Vita Brevis (2018) – Belgium – www.anneniepold.be
* Le Winston Band – ‟Fais-moi tien” – (Single) (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.lewinstonband.com/
https://lewinstonband.bandcamp.com
* Bill Haley – ‟Susan Van Dusen” – from Kevin Coffey’s personal collection of 78 rpm recordings (194?) – Pennsylvania, USA – (Johnny Grande, acc.)
* Regis Gizavo – ‟Mafy” – Mikea (1996) – Madagascar, Africa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Régis_Gizavohttp://www.rootsworld.com/freereed/gizavo.html
* Awna Teixeira – ‟Sailor’s Dream” – Thunderbird (2013) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://awnateixeira.bandcamp.com (Also in Po’Girl)
* Alfred Montmarquette – ‟Boston-american set : 1ère fig” – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1929) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – © www.nlc-bnc.ca
* Vinta – ‟The House the Spirit Builds” – Beacons (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://vinta.bandcamp.com/album/beacons http://vintamusic.com/
* Mishka Ziganoff (Tsiganoff) – ‟Koilen” – Klezmer Music – Early Yiddish Instrumental Music: 1908-1927 (1919) –  –
* Marco Lucchi, Henrik Meierkord, JeanLuc Nest – ‟Mousse verte dans la Forêt profonde” – Trying Colors (2022) – France, Italy, Sweden – https://jeanlucnest.bandcamp.com
* TURFU – ‟Back to Belgica (Hyperactive Leslie Remix)” – Chevauch​é​e Cosmique (Astrale Nouba Remixes) (2022) – France – https://turfu.bandcamp.com
* Twin Limb – ‟Odessa” – In The Warm Light, As A Ghost (2019) – Louisville, Kentucky, USA – https://twinlimb.bandcamp.com/track/long-shadowhttp://twinlimb.com/music.html  Lacey Guthrie, acc.
* Sherriff Tom Owen & His Cowboys – ‟A New Ten Gallon Hat” (1945) – Fifty Years of Country Music [Disc 1] (1945-1957)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-01-02: Happy Noir Years

January 9, 2023

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 318 of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring the best mix of free-reed aerophone (or squeezebox, if you will) musics from around the planet.  I can’t perceive a theme in the musical selections for this episode, other than a reiteration of our commitment to keep the mix varied and lively!  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy another opportunity to listen to this broadcast from a decade ago courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir-2013-01-02, Happy Noir Years

* Hobson’s Choice – Restored – Of The Waves (2012) – Ontario, Canada –
http://www.HobsonsChoiceMusic.com Sounds like “The Digger’s Song”
* Charles Peguri – Allegresse – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) (192) – http://www.fremeaux.com/
* Dandelion Junk Queens – Arbolic Carnage – No Amps, No Masters (MP3) (2009) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.dandelionjunkqueens.tk/
* Jason Webley – Little Sister – The Cost Of Living (2007) –
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Kataklasm – Quiver (2009) – USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Music Maul – Tidy – Boxy (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://musicmaul.com/
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – L’attentive – CinŽma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_MFH/en_cinema.php
* Storsveit Nix Noltes – Daichovo – Orkideur Hawai (2006) – Iceland –
http://www.myspace.com/storsveitnixnoltes
* Tres – Test 1 – S-Tres (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
* Gordon Fleming – Now’s The Time – According To Gordie (1962) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Jelena Milojevic – Images of the Passing Time: Procession – The Art of Accordion (2010) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Former Yugoslavia –
http://www.myspace.com/jelenamilojevic
* Stevens & Grdnic – Disco Record Offer – Somewhere Over the Radio (1979) –
* Duo Simard – Sidorov – GymnopŽdie No. 2 – Rencontre (2007) – Russia/Quebec, Canada – http://www.vladimirsidorov.com http://www.mariejosesimard.com
* De Danann All Stars – Hey Jude – The Star Spangled Molly (1978) – County Galway, Ireland (etc) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Dannan

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (meeting for the first time this year this week!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-01-04: 1927 Public Domain Celebration!

January 5, 2023

“En sommerdag”, Gerda Wegener, 1927.

New year, new crop of historical recordings emerging into the Public Domain (in the United States, at least.) Know what was burgeoning in 1927? If you guessed “accordion music”, you would probably already have a good handle on this program’s format. Everything in this week’s episode is entering the Public Domain this year, so you should feel free to re-release, remix, fold, spindle or mutilate anything historic you hear on this week’s show. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-01-04, 1927 Public Domain Celebration!

Ironically, many of these are sourced from now out of print and unavailable compilations that will be hard to find, even though the recordings are available for “public use” now. (Note: do not rely on this accordion radio show for advice on copyright law.)

* Vancouver Girls Rock Camp is Rad – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM”  – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* George Olsen – ‟Sam, The Old Accordion Man” – Victor –  (1927) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg1jYiJbX6I   Walter Donaldson, co-wrote “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm” and “My Blue Heaven.”  http://www.raeproductions.com/music/sam.html
* Lager-Olsen Quartet – ‟Koster Valsen” – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1927) – Sweden – Hard to find this
* Orquesta Típica Víctor – ‟Julian” – El Tango: pasión y emoción Vol. 5 (1927) – Argentina – https://www.milonga.co.uk/tango/pasion_y_emocion.shtml
* Alfred Montmarquette – ‟Clog de Champagne : clog dance” – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1928, technically out of copyright next year, but the other LeBrun track I wanted from the Digital Gramophone wasn’t available — see note at the bottom of this playlist — and Montmarquette died more than 70 years ago so we’ll make do.) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – © www.nlc-bnc.ca
* Walter Rhodes (accompanied by Mayland and Richard Harney on guitar) – ‟The Crowing Rooster” – African American Accordion (1927) – Ruleville, Mississippi, USA – version of “Banty Rooster Blues” recorded by Charlie Patton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rhodes_(musician)
* The Flanagan Brothers – ‟The Auld Blackthorn Reels” – Past Masters Of Irish Dance Music (1927) – County Waterford, Ireland / New York City, USA – http://www.topicrecords.co.uk/
* Orquesta Típica Víctor – ‟Botija linda” – El Tango: pasión y emoción Vol. 5 (1927) – Argentina – https://www.milonga.co.uk/tango/pasion_y_emocion.shtml
* Strkelj Trio – ‟Italijanski Valcek” – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1927) – Chicago, USA – www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* M. and Mme. Adélard LeBrun (duo d’accordéons) – ‟Le mistigris (gigues/jigs)” – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1927) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – © www.nlc-bnc.ca
* Jean Goldkette orchestra – ‟Here Comes the Show Boat” –  (1927) – Kansas City? (Note: The accordionist might be Harold Stokes, but I think it’s Cornell Smelser.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uW73m69LXU
* Émile Vacher – ‟Valse De l’Abbaye” – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) (1927) – http://www.fremeaux.com/ (Great compilation, out of print?)
* Walter Rhodes – ‟Leaving Home Blues” – African American Accordion (1927) – Ruleville, Mississippi, USA – Compiled by Jared Snyder
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rhodes_(musician)
* Pietro Deiro – ‟Lido Mazurka” – RCA Victor V-122-B (1927) – https://archive.org/details/pietro-lido-mazurka-rca-victor-v-122-b
* Frank Quinn – ‟The Wise Maid” – The Wise Maid (1927) – https://archive.org/details/78_the-wise-maid_frank-quinn_gbia0287149b
* Margarita Radulescu – ‟In Padure La Ghergani” – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1927) – Bucharest (?) Romania – www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* Wladyslaw Polak (“The Singing Accordionist”) – ‟Lament Pijaka (Drunkard’s Lament)” – (1927) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – https://archive.org/details/WladyslawPolak-LamentPijakadrunkardsLament
* George William Aingo – ‟Tarkwa Na Abosu” – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1927) – Ghana, West Africa –
* Ruth Etting – ‟Sam, the Old Accordion Man” – Recorded March 1, 1927, http://www.ruthetting.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Etting

📚 Note: The Library & Archive Canada’s Digital Gramophone is sadly not in operation right now. They were very helpful but I was not able to access Adélard LeBrun and his wife’s other 🪗 record, which I really wanted to share on tonight’s show. Please support public archives however you can.
https://bac-lac.on.worldcat.org/search?queryString=Lebrun%20Adélard%201927&clusterResults=false&groupVariantRecords=false

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (meeting for the first time this year next week!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-12-26: Boxing Noir

January 1, 2023

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 317 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, unavoidably somewhat on a holiday theme.  If you missed it the last time around, you can catch it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:  

AccNoir-2012-12-26, Boxing Noir

* Solterre – O’ Come All Ye Faithful – Songs of Solstice (2007) – Slocan Valley, BC, Canada – http://www.kootenaykind.org http://www.kindmusic.org 12 Century Medieval hymn
* Creaking Planks – Never Give a Puppy for Christmas (paul plank’s part) Vancouver, BC, Canada – With added Rowan! http://ca.geocities.com/creakingplanks/ http://www.myspace.com/creakingplanks
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Merry Christmas Jim – Earthworm Heart (2012) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.pigeonrow.com/the-tom-fun-orchestra-earthworm-heart/
* Cyndi Lauper – Early Christmas Morning – Merry Christmas… Have a nice life ! (1998)
* Christmas Jug Band – Rockin’ The Nativity Scene – Tree-Side Hoot (1991) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – Paul from Those Darn Accordions offers these up: http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com
* Joanna Chapman-Smith & Friends – A Glass of Right & Wrong (Contraries) – Holiday Gift Basket (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://joannacs.bandcamp.com
* Bruce Triggs and Liz Efting – Boxing Day Knick Knack Interview – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Rosemary Clooney – Me and My Teddy Bear – (1950) – http://www.rosemaryclooney.com/discography.html
* Horace Trahan – Une Fois Par An – Christmas In Every Way (2011) – Ossun, Louisiana, USA – http://www.horacetrahan.com/
* Roaring Jelly – Family Christmas – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 3] (1977) – – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* Cam Penner – Balsam Fir (Merry Christmas Sir) – Christmas Single EP (2008) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.campenner.com
* Lee Morgan and the Midwesterners (w/Leon Sash) – Silver Bells – WLS Dinnerbell Program, Rebroadcast on Those Were The Days – wdcb – Chicago Public Radio (1958) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://www.wdcb.org/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!