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Accordion Noir 2021-05-12: Bonus Omnichord Noir With More Jenny Omnichord!

May 13, 2021
AccNoir 2021-05-12

A couple of timely pieces of business came up in the meantime, but finally we are prepared to unveil the bonus second part of our Omnichord Noir special, a member drive reward to our listeners if we exceeded fundraising thresholds (which we did!) In this week’s episode, you get to make Bruce work to structure a show around all the juicy extras time constraints forced him to cut out of our initial Omnichord Noir broadcast a few weeks ago. Nothing is wasted!  (Except his labour!) If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy the episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

  • Bill Davis Trio w/Bruce Triggs – “Bring the Money In” (1954) – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA – CoopRadio.org
  • Bruce Triggs (Dardanelles background) – ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – (2015) – Dardanelles tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” from their album The Dardanelles (2009) http://thedardanelles.com/
  • Parquet Courts – ‟Before the Water Gets Too High” – Wide Awake! (2018) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – https://soundcloud.com/wilfred-kozub/ill-never-understand-why-new-version (Omnichord used: System 2/OM 84)
  • Mäkkelä’s Trash Lounge – ‟Paris 1919” – The Penguin EP (2005)
  • Rhume – ‟With No Shirt” – Still House (2006) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – https://rhume.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: Likely a System OM 84. Can be heard at 1:13 sec, but I like the whole song)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟And We Got Older” – All Our Little Bones (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/
  • Anne Hedonia – ‟Burning” – (unreleased, I think) (2019) – The Maritimes, Canada – https://tzomi.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used: OM 100 series, 100 or 200M)
  • Vic Chesnutt – ‟Very Friendly Lighthouses” – Left to His Own Devices (0) – Athens, Georgia, USA – (Omnichord used: Om 84)
  • The Barmitzvah Brothers – ‟Me and My Arrow” – Growing Branches (2011) – London, Ontario, Canada – http://labelfantastic.com/
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Mending Nibbled Wires” – All Our Little Bones (2010)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟When All My Days Are Through” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007)
  • Grandmother Sago – ‟Elephant” – (Unreleased I think?) (2021) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (I think) – (Omnichord used: System 100)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Caitlin” – Days of Hard Drives: Excavating Ten Years of Jenny Omnichord (2013)
  • Bruce Triggs – ‟Tuba Noir PRA” – Accordion Noir PRA’s (2014)
  • Emmylou Harris – ‟Goodnight Old World” – Hard Bargain (2011) – Birmingham, Alabama, USA – http://www.emmylouharris.com
  • Linaire – ‟Oh Who” – Linaire (2020) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://linaire.bandcamp.com https://linairesongs.com Anna Atkinson, Omnichord

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-20 (late show): Banjo Noir (part 2)

May 10, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s the “Part II” second hour of our 228th episode, the “Banjo Noir” underdog instrument member drive special, featuring guest expertise from Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm.  At its original online home, it logged some 6167 listens, but thanks to the Internet Archive people can continue enjoying it on into the future.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-20 (late show), Banjo Noir Second Hour, with a little bit of Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm

For the Spring Membership Drive at Co-op Radio we had a triple-length episode on April 20. This 3rd Hour completes our Long-Awaited “Banjo Noir” show. Fun, Fun, Fun!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Linda Bull – Fishing Creek Blues (live) –
* Jason Webley & Andru Bemis – Bjorn From Canada – How Big Is Tacoma / Cereal At Night (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* The Groanbox Boys – Mount Pleasant Rooftop (at Dusk) – Smokestack Trilogy (2006) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/ (with Michael Ward-Bergeman)
* Kaleidoscope – Banjo – Kaleidoscope (1969) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleidoscope_(US_band)
* Queen – Bring Back Leroy Brown – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQGZ6YxI-kk (absolutely worth seeing Freddy Mercury’s flaming harlequin body-suit.)
* George Formby – With My Little Ukulele on My Knee – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZYFXUg4aLc
* Aurélia – Abattoir n8 – Hypnogol, Journal d’un capitaine (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* Goose Island Ramblers – Black Mountain Rag – Polkabilly (0) – – From the book by James P. Leary http://experts.news.wisc.edu/experts/94
* Nathan Frazier (Banjo And Vocal) And Frank Patterson (Fiddle) – Corrinne – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1942) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://archives.nodepression.com/2002/03/the-lost-tradition-of-black-string-bands/
* Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Terrific Stomp – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1929) – – http://www.proper-records.co.uk/artists.php?action=alview&alid=2011
* Jessica Lurie Ensemble – Grey Ocean – Shop Of Wild Dreams (2008) – BROOKLYN / Seattle, New York United States – http://www.jessicalurie.com/ (She worked with the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet . Awesome.)
* Steve Martin – Ramblin Guy (On the Muppet Show. Bruce remembers watching this when it came out.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htTLWC1unMc
* Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Banjo Picking Girl – Roots Music – an American Journey 1 (1976) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens
* Jimmie Strothers – Blood-Strained Banders – A Treasury Of Library Of Congress Field Recordings (1936) – The Jefferson Airplane did a version of this called “Good Shepherd” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Shepherd_(song)
* Spencer, William, & Quinn’s Imperial Minstrels – Minstrel First Part, Featuring “The Laughing Song” – Lost Sounds: Blacks And The Birth Of The Recording Industry – 1891-1922 (1894) – http://www.archeophone.com/product_info.php?products_id=74
* & Béla Fleck – (from the soundtrack of) Throw Down Your Heart: Béla Fleck Brings the Banjo back to Africa (2008) – http://www.throwdownyourheart.com
* Shona Kipling and Damien O’Kane – Tam the Banjo – Pure Chance (2004) – Ireland – http://www.myspace.com/shonakiplinganddamienokane
* Django Reinhardt – Ma Régulière – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 2) (1928) – http://www.fremeaux.com/
* Carolina Chocolate Drops – Sitting on Top of the World – Things About Comin’ My Way – A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks (2009) – http://www.blackhenmusic.com/artist/mississippi-sheiks-tribute-project

Our guests (at the start here, and on the former hour):

Sue Malcolm’s many projects in progress:
http://www.slowpitchjam.com/highriselonesome.html

Linda Bull’s “Give ’em the Boot,” Italian Show on CiTR:
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/Citr–GiveemTheBoot

Tonight’s cover illustration is an Old-Fashioned Banjo Cat: http://bostonist.com/2009/02/27/banjo-cat.php

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-05-05: Bandcamp Friday’n an’out

May 6, 2021
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May 6 is World Accordion Day. Bruce tells us that this is on the occasion of the patenting of the instrument, which will turn 200 on this date in only 8 more years! (What a time to be alive!)  Of course, there’s a lot more going on May 6 — many video streams, including the Accordion Babes’ Accordion Fridays, World Accordion Day festivities at the World of Accordion Museum (and online), Victoria’s World Accordion and Tango Festival (virtual edition), and of course… BandcampFriday, the new preferred way to get your favorite musicians paid. Just the other day, someone else did the math and announced that buying a band’s album on Bampcamp, once, is as financially advantageous to the band as streaming it every day for three years. And so Bruce again presents a set of worthwhile squeezy performers who can be supported in this fashion. (Fear not, Omnichord fans, your bonus episode is in the bag!) If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy this week’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-05-05, Bandcamp Friday’n an’ Out

Sisters With Transistors: Electronic Music’s Unsung Heroines
Available online for Canadian audiences Thursday, May 6, 2021 – Monday, May 17, 2021.
https://www.doxafestival.ca

Learn about “Ear Scrambling” artists like 🪗 Pauline Oliveros 🎛 in Sisters With Transistors, now available in many places around the world: https://sisterswithtransistors.com

https://player.vimeo.com/video/534043397
Sisters With Transistors trailer

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (next coming up on Zoom this Friday — tomorrow! — May 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-20 (late show): Banjo Noir part 1

May 3, 2021

krazy banjo

Things were really cookin’ back on April 20th, 2011, and not for the obvious reasons.  We hosted three hours of radio that day, the first with two distinguished musical guests and the last two with a pair of entirely unrelated experts sitting in with us during one of our “alt-instrument” member drive specials (which you may recall from my setup to our recent Omnichord special), this one dedicated to the accordion’s frequent punchline colleague, the banjo.  Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm joined us and much merry music was aired!  We count this session as episode 228 of Accordion Noir despite a) having episode 227 immediately before it and b) it not containing any accordion, just banjo.  At its original online home, it logged some 5461 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  (We’ll post its second incredible hour soon!)  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-20 (late show), Banjo Noir First Hour, with Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm

For the Spring Membership Drive at Co-op Radio we had a triple-length episode on April 21. The 2nd Hour started our Long-Awaited “Banjo Noir” show. Fun, Fun.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Chubby Parker & His Old Time Banjo – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O – Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1A: Ballads (1928) – “The Harry Smith Anthology” – http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/AnthologyFolk.aspx
* Yesterdays Ring – They Oughta Name A Drink After Me – Diamonds In The Ditch (2009) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com/bands/active/yesterdays-ring/
* Nathan Frazier (Banjo And Vocal) And Frank Patterson (Fiddle) – Bile Them Cabbage Down – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1942) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://archives.nodepression.com/2002/03/the-lost-tradition-of-black-string-bands/
* Murph Gribble (banjo), John Lusk (fiddle), Albert York (guitar) – Rolling River – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1946) – Rocky Island, Tennessee – http://archives.nodepression.com/2002/03/the-lost-tradition-of-black-string-bands/
* John J. Kimmel / Vess L. Ossman – Sword dance / Whip and spur (split single) – Indestructible Record: 3088 (1910) – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/.
* Banjo Joe – My Money Never Runs Out – Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926–1937 (1927) – http://www.oldhatrecords.com/index.html
* The Haints – Baptist Shout – Horsefly, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.thehaints.com/
* Linda and Sue – Dragonfly (live and pickin’)
* Highrise Lonesome – Big Black Eye – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.slowpitchjam.com/highriselonesome.html
* The Wailin’ Jennys – Glory Bound – Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009) – Canada (2 of them), USA (1 of them) – Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, acc, bodhran) http://www.thewailinjennys.com/
* Chris Cook – Camp Meeting on the 4th of July
* Raising Arizona Soundtrack – Way Out There – the Youtube album.
* Sue and Linda – Cluck Old Hen (live and not spitting, because it’s rude)
* Ross Nickerson – Cluck Old Hen
* Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies – Oh You Pretty Woman (1934) – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] (1934) – http://www.propermusic.com/

Sue Malcolm’s many projects in progress:
http://www.slowpitchjam.com/highriselonesome.html

Linda Bull’s Give ’em the Boot, Italian Show on CiTR:
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/Citr–GiveemTheBoot

Tonight’s episode’s cover illustration is: Ol’ face Krazy Kat playin’ his banjo in 1936. From Dr. “What kinda banjo is that?” Hermes: http://dr-hermes.livejournal.com/338022.html

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (on Zoom this Friday!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-04-29: So, Can You See? II

April 29, 2021
AccNoir 2021-04-29

Bruce was prepared to make good on a promise to deliver more of his unaired Omnichord interview materials from his recent member drive special if we passed a fundraising threshold for our parent radio station CFRO and, thanks to you generous listeners, we passed the threshold! But before he had a chance to share it, we realised we had other obligations to fulfil this week. So stay tuned for further Omnichord enlightenment next week, and in the meantime, enjoy this oddly geographically-focused set of splendid squeezebox tunes. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-04-28, So, Can You See?

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (next coming up on Zoom not this but next Friday, May 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-20 (early show): Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen Noir

April 26, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 227 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long “Accordion Noir” radio program.  As now, ten years ago this was also spring member drive season for CFRO (have you renewed your annual membership yet?), and we did what we could to stack the deck with special guests and extraordinary programming.  On this occasion we were joined by the incredible singer-songwriter Joanna Chapman-Smith, accompanied by the versatile Katheryn Petersen who would go on to play such a huge role in directing our annual festival for its hugest years in the meantime!  We also put the lie to “hour-long” by immediately following this broadcast with another two-hour alt-instrument special, the magnificent “Banjo Noir” … but one thing at a time!  At its original online home, across most of a decade this episode tallied some 9732 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-20 (pt 1 of 3), Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen Fund-raiser Noir

[Ok, finally! Here they come, three big doses of Accordion Noir.
For the Spring Membership Drive at Co-op Radio we had a triple-length episode on April 20. Part one welcomed special guest Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen to our studio. Parts 2 & 3 we went all Banjo crazy, coming up.]

Joanna Chapman-Smith, ez playlist:
* Artist – Song
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir Theme – More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* OK Giraffe – Heaven Only Knows – http://www.myspace.com/okgiraffe
* David P. Smith – I Get Drunk – http://www.inflatableeye.com/music.html
* Marie-Josee Houle – Old-Fashioned Morphine – http://www.uglysocks.com/
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Things are Gonna Go Wrong
* Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen – Urbanity (live in our studio, one night only!)
* Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen – Tactile World (live, see them while you can!)
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Arbitrary Lines
* Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen – A Case of You (live, listen to this!)
* Joanna Chapman-Smith and Katheryn Petersen – A Glass of Right and Wrong (live, on digital!)
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Klezbian Mother

– See Joanna Chapman-Smith for real: http://www.joannacs.com/
– and Katheryn Petersen is awesomethin’ else: http://www.myspace.com/katherynsalmon

And for the cover image? Joanna Chapman-Smith, and her giant doily.

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-04-21: Omnichord Noir Fundraiser with Jenny Omnichord!

April 22, 2021
AccNoir 2021-04-21

In our early years we did these religiously — during the member drives of our parent radio station, CFRO Community Radio, we’d toss a bone to other neglected “underdog” instruments and devote an entire hour (or more!) to “variety spice” axes that didn’t happen to enjoy the support of a weekly radio program dedicated to their art. Building bridges at the bottom of the ladder! We featured radio specials on such “obvious” offbeat instruments as “Ukulele Noir“, “Baritone Saxophone Noir“, “Jaw Harp Noir“, “Theremin Noir“, “Banjo Noir“, “Hurdy Gurdy Noir” and more (the “Tuba Noir” and “Bagpipes Noir” seemingly tragically lost to the vagaries of time) … but of course no matter how deep you dig, there is always an instrument more niche waiting for you to shine some light on.

Which brings us to last night’s episode, an extraordinary two-hour visit to a musically rich realm with a champion all its own: join our host Bruce Triggs in interview with the devoted expert Jenny Omnichord for a wild visit to the ethereal realm of … Omnichord Noir! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. (And when you’re done listening to it, enjoy the marshy sounds of a Saturna Island bog the rest of this Earth Day via http://wetlandproject.com/ !) Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-04-21, Omnichord Noir Fundraiser with Jenny Omnichord!

Jenny Omnichord on Bandcamp (get more of her music or contact her):
https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/

Some Jenny Omnichord History online:
http://labelfantastic.com/artists/the-barmitzvah-brothers/

Omnichord History and Commentary:
http://www.suzukimusic.co.uk/omnichord-heaven/models/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnichord
https://australianmusician.com.au/the-omnichord-a-history-by-bernard-fanning/
https://www.kickkicksnare.com/new-releases/2014/02/03/popular-instrument-youve-never-heard-omnichord

Suzuki Omnichord & Qchord (Facebook group). https://www.facebook.com/groups/Omnichord.QChord
Omnichord Heaven (Facebook page): @Omnichord.Heaven (https://www.facebook.com/Omnichord.Heaven works too)

People need to be invited to the Omnichord Discord channel, so they can contact Jenny for an invite.

  • Bill Davis Trio w/Bruce Triggs – ‟Bring the Money In” – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA (1954/2021) – http://www.CoopRadio.org
  • Linaire – ‟Go In The Morning” – Linaire (2020) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://linaire.bandcamp.com https://linairesongs.com (Omnichord used: Anna Atkinson played a brown model OM-27)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Ghost Flyers In The Sky” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Daniel Lanois – ‟Ice” – Acadie (1989) – (I don’t know where he is now! Canada? LA?) – http://www.daniellanois.com (Omnichord used: It’s a System 1 (OM27) but it looks like it’s been modded!)
  • Robbie Robertson – ‟Somewhere Down The Crazy River” – Robbie Robertson (0) – Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somewhere_Down_the_Crazy_River (Produced by Daniel Lanois. Omnichord used: OM 84 I think)
  • Gorillaz – ‟Clint Eastwood” – Gorillaz (2001) – London, England, UK – http://www.Gorillaz.com (Omnichord used: System 300. We can use this if we ever do a Melodica Noir episode too.)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Lease in the East” – All Our Little Bones (2010) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Lifeline” – All Our Little Bones (2010)
    (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Charlotte Or Otis” – Charlotte Or Otis : Duets For Children, Their Parents, And Other People Too. (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟What Happens To Animals” – Charlotte Or Otis : Duets For Children, Their Parents, And Other People Too. (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Blankets and Bones” – Pregnancy ‘P (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • The Barmitzvah Brothers – ‟Daytime Mom” – The Night Of The Party (2002) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://thebarmitzvahbrothers.bandcamp.com https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used by Jenny Omnichord: OM84)
  • LASS – ‟Dark Summer” – LOVEHOLIC – Warsaw, Poland – https://soundcloud.com/lassmusic (“Omnichord” used: Qchord)
  • Lorraine Bowen – ‟Pizza Song” – Vital Organs (2006) – London, England, UK – https://lorrainebowen.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: System 1, OM 27)
  • Wilfred N Meets The Hurryman – ‟I’ll Never Understand Why (mastered)” – I’ll Never Understand Why (2017) – Mixed and Mastered by Nik Kozub, https://soundcloud.com/wilfred-kozub/ill-never-understand-why-new-version (Omnichord used: likely the system 150/250)
  • Balún – ‟El Medio Contenido” – El Medio Contenido (2012) – Brooklyn, New York / San Juan, Puerto Rico – http://www.balunonline.com https://balun.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: OM-27)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟…And In The Cold” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Moby” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Where is My Mind” – Days of Hard Drives: Excavating Ten Years of Jenny Omnichord (2013) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟All Our Little Bows” – All Our Little Bones (2010) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Colleen Brown – ‟It’s The End Of The World (Again)” – Isolation Songs (2020) – – https://colleenbrownmusic.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: System 100/200M)

It’s possible I’ll be posting more from the Jenny Omnichord interview and a few more songs in the next week or so. That will be included in a future post here on AccordionUprising.org

If we make the goal of raising $500 (or more) during this week’s fund-drive I will definitely post a polished version on that extra episode.

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-13: Fund-raiser the 13th!

April 19, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 226 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast.  There’s not particular theme that I can see to this episode, but I gather we were promoting our parent radio station’s annual Spring member drive just as we are today — it’s simply that time of year!  At its original online home this episode tracked some 9864 listens, and at its new forever home courtesy of the Internet Archive studious accordion listeners can continue enjoying it indefinitely into the future.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-13, Fund-raiser the 13th!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Tres – D’ – S-Tres (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
* Conjunto Bernal – Fidel Castro Polka – Mi Unico Camino (0) – Texas, usa – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Quintet Johnny Meyer – I Got Rhythm – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1947) – The Netherlands – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* Rattlesnake Choir – Halls of Folsom – Walkin’ the Wire (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – www.
* Walter Ostanek – Glass Slipper Polka – I Like Frankie Yankovic (0) – Canada –
* Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band – In the Mood – I’m Here! (1982) – Recorded at Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Mood
* Cirque Éloize – Tre sphere – Nomade (0) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Sonia Painchaud, acc. http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/
* Ζωή Τηγανούρια / Zoe Tiganouria – Corsica – Tanguera (2006) – Athens, Greece – http://www.karozas.gr/artists/tiganouria_tanguera_uk.html#tanguera
* Quinn & Qristina Bachand – Rights Of Man / Cup Of Tea / Rakish Paddy / Tripping Up The Stairs – Family (2011) – Victoria, BC, Canada – (Adrian Dolan, acc) http://www.qbachand.com
* Tony Murena – Christopher Colombus – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) (1941) – – http://www.fremeaux.com/
* Juliette Daum – Chaconne La Naissance – Juliette’s Bachs of Truffles (2007) – France/Wisconsin –
* The Groanbox Boys – Mount Pleasant Rooftop (at Dusk) – Smokestack Trilogy (2006) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/ (with Michael Ward-Bergeman)

And for the cover image? How about, “I Like Frankie Yankovic,” a subtle message from Walter Ostenek.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist: 2021-04-14, Zilphia Horton’s 111th Birthday, with author Kim Ruehl

April 15, 2021
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For the latest episode of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, Bruce celebrated the birthday of musical activist and organizer Zilphia Horton, not just with Zilphia’s accordion music but with an interview with author Kim Ruehl, whose book A Singing Army – Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School, was just published! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can listen to it online courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-04-14, Zilphia Horton’s 111th Birthday, with author Kim Ruehl

Zilphia Horton: Labor and Civil Rights 🪗 Icon
(April 14, 1910 – April 11, 1956)

  • Zilphia Horton 🪗 – ‟We Will Overcome” – Songs recorded at the Highlander Folk School: disc 5 of 23, Instantaneous Disc FD-20361/750 (1940s?) – Tennessee, USA – http://www.highlandercenter.org Wilson Library, University of North Carolina https://library.unc.edu/wilson/ Finding Aid: https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/20361/ Highlander Research and Education Center’s Audiovisual Materials, 1937-2008 (The “finding aid” page has links to some songs way down at the bottom.)
  • Zilphia Horton 🪗 – ‟When the New World is Revealed” – Songs recorded at the Highlander Folk School: disc 5 of 23, Instantaneous Disc FD-20361/750 (1940s?) – Tennessee, USA
  • The Almanac Singers – ‟Round and Round Hitler’s Grave ” – Talking Union: Original 1941-1942 Recordings (1942) – New York City, NY, USA – From “Dear Mr. President,” Keynote Album K-111. Pete Seeger, Millard Lampell, Arthur Stern, Agnes ‘Sis’ Cunningham 🪗 , Bess Lomax Hawes, Baldwin ‘Butch’ Hawes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almanac_Singers
  • Maria Dunn 🪗 – ‟Can you blame the poor miner?” – We were good people (2004) – Alberta, Canada – http://mariadunn.com
  • Emit Valentine 🪗 – ‟Sweet Bye and Bye” – Centerville, Franklin County, North Carolina, USA – Collected by Thomas Carter in 1971 – Southern Folklife Collection – Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/ Joe hill parodied this song in his “Preacher and the Slave” (1911), “There’ll be Pie in the Sky, by and by, that’s a lie.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Preacher_and_the_Slave
  • Zilphia Horton 🪗 – ‟We’re Gonna Roll the Union On” – Songs recorded at the Highlander Folk School: disc 5 of 23, Instantaneous Disc FD-20361/750 (1940s?) – Tennessee, USA
  • Zilphia Horton 🪗 – ‟We Shall Not Be Moved” – Songs recorded at the Highlander Folk School: disc 7 of 23, Instantaneous Disc FD-20361/752 (1940s?) – Tennessee, USA – I presume the singers refer to Philip Murray, one-time child coal-miner who grew to be president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). He died in 1952 so the recording probably predates that? https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/philip-murray
  • Rhiannon Giddens (with Francesco Turristi 🪗) – ‟I Shall Not Be Moved” – They’re Calling Me Home (2018) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA / Ireland – https://rhiannongiddens.bandcamp.com http://www.rhiannongiddens.com

Zilphia Horton Links:

Highlander Center, New Market, Tennessee
http://www.highlandercenter.org

A Singing Army author: Kim Ruehl

Kim Ruehl’s Zilphia Horton “Singing Army” playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Gm1rekX3fQJgJBXlXuoch?si=5fj0Nnu9QPayQ8vL3bKr8g

Link to Kim’s Zilphia Horton crowdfunder from ten years ago, with its swell video teaser where Bruce first heard of Zilphia:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1639044940/kim-ruehl-is-writing-a-book-about-zilphia-horton?ref=search

https://v.kickstarter.com/1618633567_256a29990a10926820fa08e8bc8b897725f1e704/projects/14294/video-15228-h264_high.mp4

Historical Zilphia Horton Highlander recordings:

Southern Folklife Collection
Wilson Library, University of North Carolina
https://library.unc.edu/wilson/

Highlander Research and Education Center’s Audiovisual Materials, 1937-2008
Finding Aid: https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/20361 (This has song links way down at the bottom.)

Special thanks to Kim: I’d never heard these recordings of Zilphia leading songs with her accordion.
🪗 🪧 🥲

Where to Order A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School

Start perhaps at Bookshop.org in the US, and Wordery.com internationally

I’ve collected a long list of other (mostly not Amazon) book ordering links for my own book. All would be good places to order Kim’s.
https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/accordion-revolution-buying-the-book/

And if you like a book, ask your local library to acquire a copy! Here’s instructions, again for my book, but applicable to any: https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/requesting-accordion-revolution-at-your-library/

And finally:

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-06: Double-Length Show!

April 11, 2021

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There’s not a lot exceptional I can tell you about episode 225 of our weekly broadcast ten years ago other than that it was more of the great stuff, twice as much of it as usual to be exact, a two-hour program on no particular theme on the occasion of our parent radio station CFRO’s spring member drive (which, it’s worth noting, still takes place this time of year a decade on, starting this Thursday — if you like you can get an early start on your station membership!) … anyhow, at its original online home it tracked some 9735 listens, and we just know it will continue pulling in those ridiculous numbers at its new forever home courtesy of the Internet Archive, where you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio until the heat death of the universe.  Anyway, here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-06, Extra Super Double-Noir Fund-raiser

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Zeellia – Oj Ne Khody Hrytzju = Don’t Go Hrytz – Zeellía (1998) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.zeellia.com
* SqueezePlay – Rubber Horn – SqueezePlay (200) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Germany – Douglas Schmidt, acc. Shauna Rolston, Cello. Adrienne Park, Piano. David Carlisle, Percussion.
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Les Yeux Parlent Plus Que La Couleur Des Cheveux – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_MFH/en_cinema.php
* Sarakina – Sarakina´s Tale – Junctions – Sarakina (2004) – Poland, Balkan – http://sarakina.fm.interia.pl/
* Turab – Jenin – Hada Leil (2006) – Palestine – http://www.turab.ps/ http://www.palestineonlinestore.com/art/turab.html Mohamed Quttati- Accordion
* Jorgen Sundeqvist & Hakan Dahlen – Anthony Galla-Rini Concerto – I Allegro Moderato Con Passione – Bellows & Pipes (2005) – –
* Ellery Eskelin with Adreas Parkins, Jim Black – We See – The Secret Museum (2000) – –
* Joanna Moon – Vagabunda – Vagabunda (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.joanna-moon.com
* Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen – Uniko (2007) for accordion/voice, electronics, and string quartet: 1. Utu – Pohjonen/Kosminen: Uniko (2011) – Finland / USA – http://kronosquartet.org/ http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/
* The Unsettlers – Jonny Boy – Blood (2010) – Montreal, QC, Canada – http://www.theunsettlers.ca/
* Bruce Triggs’ Phone – Squeezebox Circle Amelie 10/10/07 21:12 – Voice Memos (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Those Darn Accordions – Hippie With A Banjo – Clownhead (0) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm
* Jason Webley – Coda – Only Just Beginning (2004) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* Wendy McNeill – Carnation – The Wonder Show (2006) – Edmonton, Toronto, Canada/Sweden? – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Miss Murgatroid – Below The Bellows – Myoclyonic Melodies (1996) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/

And for the cover image? Two squirrels for our double episode, from a Valentine’s Day card from Juliette Daum: http://www.juliettedaum.com/

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