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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-10-24: Libations for the Baritone Saxophone Nation

November 12, 2019

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Ten years ago, we were very busy!  We had our festival, there was Hallowe’en, and as part of the Autumn Member Drive we had one of our “underdog instrument” specials, where we turned an episode (number 151?) over to another instrument that may not get the respect it deserves.  Just because it doesn’t have a weekly radio program dedicated to it doesn’t mean that it can’t at least feature for a single week!  This time around it was the baritone saxophone, as curated by the Creaking Planks’ resident low end Peg-Leg Right-eye Ryan, aka Cap’n Jack Spare-ribs.  The Planks were playing a gig down the street at the Rickshaw that night, and ducked out during intermission to present this episode before sneaking back for part II.  Multitasking!  At its original online host (also provided courtesy of that very same helpful saxophonist!) it logged some verified 8729 listens, and as usual we hope that moving it along to the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it today, will ensure that it meets and surpasses that total in the fullness of time.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Artist – Song – Album (year?) – Where are they from? – contact.
* Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazzolla – 20 Years Ago – Summit – Reunion Cumbre (1974) – Argentina, New York – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Mulligan http://www.piazzolla.org/
* Gerry Mulligan – For An Unfinished Woman – Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Mulligan
* Supersax – Night in Tunisia – Supersax Plays Bird (1972) –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersax
* Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Oop Pop A Dah (With Dizzy Gill – Voodoo (1999) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com/
* Sonsax – A gozzar con mi combo – Latinos (2004) – Costa Rica, Central America – http://www.sonsax.com/Index.html
* Tower Of Power – Soul Vaccination – Tower Of Power (1973) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.towerofpower.com/
* Shuffle Demons – Party Down – Extra Crispy (0) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.shuffledemons.com/
* The Creaking Planks – Opposites Attract – The Creaking Planks (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Morphine – Buena – Cure For Pain (1993) – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphine_(band)

This episode’s cover is: that twirly bit of the bari sax, of course.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-11-06: World Accordion and Tango Festival and then some!

November 7, 2019
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Pictured: Duo VILDÁ, who will be performing at the Victoria festival this weekend and ours in Vancouver next weekend!

There’s an accordion festival coming to the area. I know what you’re thinking — but it’s not ours! (Ours is also coming, one week later. What I mean is… it’s not only ours.) For years BC’s pleasant capital of Victoria has offered up their perfectly pleasant Accordions By The Sea festival on an annual basis, but now that Jelena and Alex Milojevic are fully settled there, they have injected it with a steroid booster, transforming it into the World Accordion and Tango Festival, starting… well, last night, and running through this weekend! Not only is it turning Victoria into a Mecca of world-class accordion performance (and world-class accordion scholarship — Bruce is doing a reading there from his book Accordion Revolution!), but it is also producing a few events across the water here in Vancouver this weekend as well! You can check out its schedule here for a sampling of its not-to-be-missed programming.

This week’s hour-long episode of Accordion Noir radio focuses on these nearby events. If for some reason you’re not yet getting notified of new episodes through your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can enjoy listening to last night’s episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. Now here’s its playlist:

* Bruce Triggs, with Vildá – AccNoir Fest 2019 PRA –  (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://accordionnoirfest.wordpress.com/
* The Bills – The Traveller – Let Em Run (2004) – Canada – “The Bill Hilly Band”  http://www.thebills.ca/
* Redwood Tango Ensemble – Resistance – Prizefighter (2018) – Oakland, California, USA – www.redwoodtango.com www.charlesgorczynski.com  Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon.
* Vilda – Vildaluodda – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* Duo Paris-Moscou – Unidentified Tune 1 (stolen off a Youtube set) – Au Bonheur de Nacre (TV broadcast) (2012) – Paris, France / Moscow, Russia – https://youtu.be/IsLEPuTRPCc
* Jelena Milojevic  – “Celestis aulae nuntius” from Hymns for cello and accordion (1. mov.) – I. Kuusisto –  (2007) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Former Yugoslavia – https://www.jelenam.ca
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.69 – f minor, (Andante) – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Vilda – Beana ciellá – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* Redwood Tango Ensemble – Magic Hours – Prizefighter (2018) – Oakland, California, USA – www.redwoodtango.com www.charlesgorczynski.com  Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon.
* Sudanda – Ahlam Bukra (Tomorrow’s Dream) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – www.Sudanda.ca
* Bučan Bučan  – 8 –  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.250 – c minor, Allegro – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Duo Paris-Moscou – Unidentified Tune 4 – Au Bonheur de Nacre (TV broadcast) (2012) – Paris, France / Moscow, Russia – https://youtu.be/IsLEPuTRPCc
* Vilda – Talvisalo – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.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 (which is on next week!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-10-30: Halloween Noir Fundraiser Spooktacular!

November 4, 2019

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Are you still feeling a little bit spooky?  Maybe not yet filled with the Christmas spirit, but rather residue of a different variety of spirit?  Gosh, I hope so.  From the archives, here’s the terrifying Accordion Noir radio episode 152 from one decade ago.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 10016 times, and we hope that going forward fearless seasonal squeezebox enthusiasts continue enjoying its shrieks and grumbles courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Here’s its playlist:

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* Artist – Song – Album (year?) – Where are they from? – contact.
* Jason Webley – Devil Be Good – Against The Night (1999) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* American Sinner – Lilies – Washington DC USA – http://www.americansinner.com/asweb/Music.html
* Danielle Martineau – Novembre sur la Grave – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
* Ana Bon-Bon – I Put A Spell On You – Sister (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
* The Scarring Party – See Evil (People are the Evil of the World) – Come Away From the Light (2008) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.scarringparty.com/
* Vagabond Opera – Mon Ami Gibberesh – The Zeitgeist Beckons (2009) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
* Vagabond Opera – New Years Eve in a Haunted House – The Zeitgeist Beckons (2009)
* Those Darn Accordions – Hamsterman – No Strings Attached (1998) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm
* Basil Rathbone – Sherlock Holmes: Pearl of Death (1942)
* Elfin Saddle – The Ocean – Ringing For The Begin Again (2009) – Montreal, QC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/elfinsaddle
* One Ring Zero – Frankenstein Monster Song – As Smart As We Are (2004) – Virgina – Brooklyn, NY – http://oneringzero.dreamhosters.com/
* Daniel Stern – Bringing Sparky Back from the Dead – Frankenweenie (1984) – –
* Logan Whitehurst & The Jr. Sci – When Werewolves Collide – Goodbye, My 4-Track (2003) – LOS BANOS, CALIFORNIA, United States – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Whitehurst http://www.loganwhitehurst.com/ http://www.myspace.com/loganwhitehurst
* Miss Murgatroid – Hellhole – Myoclyonic Melodies (1996) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/
* Alec K Redfearn – haunted 1 excerpt – From a storefront window, with birds – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://bsrlive.com/archives/listen.php?d=2005/04/15&p=2294&q=128
* Venglevski, Stas – Witches’ Dance – Adagio, Romance And Beyond (2000) – Russia, USA (lives in Wisconsin) – http://www.stasv.com/
* Brooke Lunderville & John Caspell – Mad Science Café – Brooke vs John Steel Cage Match (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rowan played on these!
* ‘k’ Trio – Danse Macabre – Images (1998) – North Haven, Southington, and Shelton, Connecticut, USA – http://www.ktrio.com/
* Bruce Triggs – The Ghost Accordions of the Andrea Doria – Accordion Noir (1956/2009) – http://www.AccordionNoir.org
* The Pogues – Worms – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland – http://www.pogues.com/

This episode’s cover is: A Jason Webley-O’Lantern! by RJL20 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjl20/285288650/

PS. Shoot! I didn’t mention Vagabond Opera’s show next Friday, Nov. 6th.
Capilano Performing Arts Theatre
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, http://www.capilanou.ca/news-events/performing-arts.html

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-10-30: Spooky Squeeze, Vilda and Geoff Berner

October 31, 2019
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Another year, another Hallowe’en episode. Is any instrument so well suited to the seasonal eeriness as a demented squeezebox grinding a broken circus tune? (You, in the back, with the theremin: sit down.) Bruce reached down to the bottom of his Pandora’s Box for creepy, kooky, and downright ooky accordion music selections to air on tonight’s episode, including selections representing Geoff Berner’s imminent Nov 1st performance at the WISE Hall of The Trombonik Returns to New Chelm and the launch of his new album GRAND HOTEL COSMOPOLIS. Also mixed in to the playlist you can find Finland’s astounding VILDÁ, incoming soon to Victoria’s Accordion and Tango festival and indeed our own Accordion Noir Festival in just a couple of weeks! If you’re not yet getting notified of new episodes through your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can enjoy listening to the entire episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. To telegraph its contents, here’s the episode’s playlist:

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* The Pogues – Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go – Red Roses For Me (1984) – Ireland / UK – http://www.pogues.com/
* The Tiger Lillies – Dead Souls – Bad Blood and Blasphemy (1999) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* The Mekons – One X One – OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads) (2002) – Leeds, West Yorkshire, England – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons
* Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango Swing Quartet – Milonga de los Monsters (Hector Del Curto, bandoneon) – Masters of Bandoneon (2012) – Argentina – http://www.suarezpazdance.com
* Cirkestra – Alice On Crack – Alice (2004) – Massachusetts, USA – from the FrickinCircus.org guywww.cirkestra.com
* Mike Field – The Ghost And The Paperboy – True Stories (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – www.MikeFieldJazz.com
* Dm Lafortune – Ghostdance – Beauty And Hard Times (0) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – http://www.mamadhorizondancer.ca
* Vilda – Mäkrävaaran äijö – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* KV Express – Little Monster – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/   Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Mucca Pazza – Mr. Spider Goes Home To Spiderland – Trick or Treat (2017) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Visit http://store.muccapazza.com
* Geoff Berner – What Kind of Bear Am I? – Grand Hotel Cosmopolis (pre release video) (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* The Magnificent Seven & Mohlavyr – The Rope – (I don’t know much about this record except it’s “from Örebro / With roots in Roslagen,  Sweden”)

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 2009-10-16: Accordion Noir Festival Replay!

October 28, 2019

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From ten years ago, here’s episode number 150 of our weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program at CFRO Co-op Community Radio, 100.5 fm!  They are just wrapping up their fall member drive, but we should include future-proof links on how to support our hosts, because in any future in which they are still a going concern, they will still be listener-supported.  But I digress!  Also tied to near-current events, while we will be presenting the 12th annual installment of our Accordion Noir Festival in just a couple of weeks, it makes sense that 10 years ago we were celebrating its second iteration.  So this episode is full of field recordings from that event.  At its original online host, it achieved a huge total of  9110 listens, and you can enjoy catching up with it today courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here is a fragmentary playlist of the recovered footage:

AccNoir-2009-10-16, Accordion Noir Festival Replay!

These are tracks from the live performances at our 2nd Annual Accordion Noir Festival in September. Thank you for making it a fine time to be alive!

Friday, Sept 11th wildness at Vancouver’s Cafe Montmartre:

* Rowan Lipkovits (after Veda Hille) – the Williamsburg Bridge
* Joanna Chapman-Smith & Dawn Zoe – Zirkus Muzik
* Dawn Zoe (after Bob Marley) – Mellow Mood
* Tina & Dave – Klez Crash
* Mezamazing – Supernatural Disaster

Saturday, Sept 12th, the big event at the WISE Hall:

* Accordion Parade in D minor
* Katheryn Petersen – Gothaeoke
* Geoff Berner – Maginot Line
* Jason Webley – Wrigley Spearmint Chewing Gum medley

(Let us know if we got any of these wrong.)

This episode’s cover is: Your own 2009 Accordion Noir Festival Ticket! (Painstakingly designed to look like a playing card, and then be thrown away!)

Note: Sorry this took so long to post here, Bruce was out of town for the original broadcast and we won’t go into the details because it got sordid from there, but we apologize and are happy to share it now. Some good stuff here!

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 2019-10-23: “Weird” Al’s B-day, Geoff Berner, Novelty Fund Drive!

October 23, 2019
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Greetings, ladies and germs! This week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio celebrates the 60th birthday of novelty pop accordion song stylist “Weird” Al Yankovic with a selection of accordionic novelty songs through the ages, as well as pointing the way forward to Geoff Berner’s November 1st launch party at the WISE Hall for his new album “Grand Hotel Cosmopolis”. It is ALSO part of the Fall member drive for our parent radio station CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, so if you support our critical work there and would like to see it continue, please get a donation in to the radio station and let them know how much you love Accordion Noir! That said, if you didn’t catch it over the airwaves or through your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can listen to tonight’s episode online courtesy of the Internet Archive. Now here’s its playlist:

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* Geoff Berner – Half German Girlfriend – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Geoff Berner – Super Subtle Folk Song – (video version) (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – www.geoffberner.com/https://youtu.be/zneicDPdicg
* The Avengers TV show – Avengers Accordion Repairs – “The Gravediggers” (1965) – UK – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gravediggers_(The_Avengers)
* Weird Al Yankovic – Polkarama! – Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.weirdal.com/  (Chicken Song…)
* Raghu Lokanathan – When the Dogcatcher Comes – Petal Press (2002) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.raghumusic.com/
* The Arrogant Worms – The Last Saskatchewan Pirate – Live Bait (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.arrogant-worms.com/
* Oh! Ogopogo! – Pirate Boys Lament – Oh! Ogopogo! (2012) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Visit http://ohogopogo.bandcamp.com
* Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Miserable End of Captain Alonso – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – www.friendlyrich.com
* The Creaking Planks – Pirates Never Played the Accordion –  (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://creakingplanks.com/
* Ruth Etting – SAM, THE OLD ACCORDION MAN –  (1927) –  – Recorded March 1, 1927,  Mario Perry, acc.   http://www.ruthetting.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ettinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBpcVMyHNcc   Posted by: bsgs98
* Arthur Osmond – I played my concertina – Edison Standard Record: 10209 (formerly “Gold Moulded Records”) (1909) –  – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project:  http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/.
* Motion Trio – Fly (to Janusz Pater) – Play-Station (2005) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl/a2Home.html
* The Brothers Nazaroff – Maidlid (Maiden Song) – The Happy Prince (2015) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.folkways.si.edu/
* Geoff Berner – Shut In – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.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 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 2009-10-09: Wintermitten Wave

October 21, 2019

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 149 of our weekly CFRO Co-Op Community Radio program, without any apparent theme or raison d’etre other than the obvious dark squeezebox connection… but I can testify that it’s all great music, no less now than then!  At its original online home, it achieved a total of 9156 logged listens, but you can continue enjoying listening to it courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Artist – Song – Album (year?) – Where are they from? – contact.
* Lise Monique & the Wintermitts – Que Toi – Alouette EP (2006) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/lisemusic
http://wintermitts.com/index.php
* Gubbish – Crack in Space – Notations in Tonation (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.aaronnovik.com/
* Teofilo Chantre – Relativamente – Acoustic Africa (2000) – Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa
* KEPA JUNKERA – ATAUN – HiRi (2006) – Basque Country, Europe – http://www.kepajunkera.com/webhiri/ingles/hiri.htm
* David P Smith – Muhammad Ali – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/davidpsmith
* Miss Murgatroid – Heavens II – Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (1993) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/

* Various experiments in dead-air while Bruce messes up at the controls. “We’re going down!”

* Anti-Social Music – 7 Songs of Zen, Love, & Longing – Nova (Girl From Planet of the Apes) – Sings the Great American Songbook – Stuff Franz Nicolay of Hold Steady played accordion on. http://www.franznicolay.com/index.html
*Wintermitts – Mer de l’Atlantique – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://wintermitts.com/
* Gogol Bordello – Oh No – Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (2005) – Romany / USA, etc. – http://www.gogolbordello.com/gogolnews/
* Box Club – Teabaggin – Box Club (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://www.myspace.com/boxclub
*Gertrudes – The Gertrudes – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/theothergertrudes
* Ginggang – The Fever – The Twentieth Century Zodiak (2005) – Portland, Oregon – Nissa Diamant, concertina. http://www.myspace.com/ginggangband

This episode’s cover is: kinda silly

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