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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-03-20: All Things Aren’t Equinox

March 21, 2019

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There it is — spring has sprung!  (Doi-oi-oi-oing!) And just in time, Bruce profiled the annual Festival du Bois (@festivaldubois) celebration of Francophone culture taking place this weekend just down the street and around the corner, “at Mackin Park in the Maillardville area of Coquitlam”.  All that and more in last night’s hour-long episode of Accordion Noir radio, which you can enjoy listening to online courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Now, here’s its playlist!

 

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* Les Tireux d’Roches – Il Est Grand Temps – Tarmacadam (2017) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/ @tireuxdroches
* Vishtèn – Le Printemps – Mosaïk (2012) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net @VishtenMusique
* Brad Shepik – Waves (Asia) – Human Activity Suite (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.bradshepik.com/ Gary Versace, acc.
* Fiddlebox – Tears of the Bride – Eastern Honeymoon (2015) – Permbrokeshire, UK – http://www.GeorgeWhitfield.co.uk Geoff Berner does a version of this song.
* Jim Christy – Rememberence Day – God’s Little Angel (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada / New Zealand – http://www.trillion.co.nz http://www.scratchrecords.com (canada) http://www.myspace.com/jimchristypoet
* Country For Syria – Rachenitsa – (0) – Istanbul (Syria, Turkey, Czech Republic, the US, and France) – Visit http://countryforsyria.bandcamp.com @countryforsyria
* Country For Syria – In The States – (2017) – Istanbul (Syria, Turkey, Czech Republic, the US, and France) – http://countryforsyria.bandcamp.com @countryforsyria
* Maria Dunn – Farewell – Piece By Piece (2012) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com/
* Dazibao – Alma – Alma (2005) – Belgium – http://www.sophiecavez.be http://www.myspace.com/dazibaofolk
* Les Tireux d’Roches – La Suite Des Grands Chemins – Tarmacadam (2017) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/ @tireuxdroches

 

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-04-03: the Best of (the first) MySpace 5000!

March 18, 2019

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We’ve got to further rejigger the overall sequence of things, because the odds of this episode’s subject ever again being timelier than it is right now are close to nil.  Accordion Noir jumped on social media early and worked it exhaustively, using MySpace specifically to network extensively with accordion bands around the world.  To celebrate our achieving the castle-made-of-sand milestone of 5000 MySpace accordion friends (we can still remember our first MySpace friend, the NYC band Golem), we painstakingly pieced together episode number 122 of our radio program, consisting exclusively of music sourced and tediously extracted from MySpace accounts.  As we have just learned, this radio recording now may be the only place you can hear much of this music, as MySpace just owned up to having accidentally thrown out a dozen years’ worth of its user-uploaded content.  But us, we never throw out anything.  At its original online home (broken, but still up online — better than MySpace!) this episode achieved a high-water mark of 10599 listens, and you can hear it today (and hopefully forever) at its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 3rd, 2009: Best of MySpace (part one) (?!)

Playlist:
Artist — Song – Myspace Link!

* Grayson – Cyclone – http://www.myspace.com/graysonspace
* Story – Overwhelm – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
* The Centre Piece – Par La Nuit – http://www.myspace.com/thecentrepiece
* Jeffrey Butzer – She Traded Her Leg – http://www.myspace.com/jeffreybutzer
* The Marauders – Transformation Interlude – http://www.myspace.com/themarauders12
* Olenka & the Autumn Lovers – Iron Pump – http://www.myspace.com/olenkalovers
* Twilight Hotel – Shadow of a Man – http://www.myspace.com/twilighthotel Mad * Juana – Domingo – http://www.myspace.com/madjuana
* Liv Runesdatter – Hos Gud er idel glede part 2 – http://www.myspace.com/livrunesdatter
* Below the Salt – Mouth of Bloom – http://www.myspace.com/belowthesalt
* Laila Salins – Eat of me Drink of me – http://www.myspace.com/lailamsalins eat of me drink of me
* Shona Kipling and Damien O’Kane – Tam the Banjo – http://www.myspace.com/shonakiplinganddamienokane
* Joshua Camp (Chicha Libre) – Cumbia del Zapatero – http://www.myspace.com/joshuacampmusic
* Mishras Dream – Swing Gitan – http://www.myspace.com/mishrasdream
* Sonny Barbato – Best One Yet – http://www.myspace.com/sonnybarbato
* Cardamon Quartet – Romanian with Avi Avital – http://www.myspace.com/cardamonquartet
* Rag and Bone men – Papirosn (Cigarettes) – http://www.myspace.com/ragandbonemen
* Quartetto Magritte – Tulipano Nero – http://www.myspace.com/quartettomagritte – tulipano
* The Shoes – Desert Dance – http://www.myspace.com/theshoesgig

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Don’t forget to download our Mardi Gras Night, ’cause it would be a shame to miss!
http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/141

This episode’s cover is a Boston parody ad for Schadenfreude Interactive’s smash hit video game Accordion Hero II. “More than a feelin!” (We gotta play Duckmandu’s version of that one of these episodes.)
http://www.gamesetwatch.com/column_schadenfreudian_slips/
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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-03-13: AccordioNational Women with Meg Carsience

March 14, 2019

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Here’s a photo from Meg Carsience for the thumbnail doo dah. Her photography is at:
http://mcarsience-photography.com

 

Bruce has a breath of fresh air in his radio curation.  He pumped it there with his own accordion, which he is now learning to play — the final untapped frontier after closing the book on writing the instrument’s history.  So last night’s episode of our program has some hot new recordings from various sources, with a bias (this week at least, but one we try to generally reflect in our festival curation) toward female composers and performers.  (Last year he rode that theme for over a month!)  In any case, you can enjoy listening to it online as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Vishtèn – Le Miraculé – Horizons (2018) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; and Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net/
* Canailles – Fromage – Ronds-Points (2014) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Youssra El Hawary – Sallem ‘Aal Beit – No’oum Nasyeen (2017) – Cairo, Egypt, North Africa – http://youssraelhawary.bandcamp.com
* Meg Carsience / CPE Bach – Baroque Blasphemy – (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://mcarsience-photography.com
* Lila Downs – Mano Negra – Balas Y Chocolate (2015) – Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico – http://www.liladowns.com (I think that’s either Leonardo Soqui or George Saenz on accordion.)
* Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess – Quelqu’un Qu’est Jaloux – Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess (2014) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.valcourrecords.com Kristi Guillory, acc.
* Ratas En Zelo – Ratas – Despertar (2018) – New York City, NY, USA – http://ratasenzelo.bandcamp.com
* Amanda Palmer – A Mother’s Confession – There Will Be No Intermission (2019) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – https://amandapalmer.net
* Gloria Deluxe – Such A Long Time – Hooker (2000) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.cynthiahopkins.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 2009-03-06: International Women’s Day

March 11, 2019

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We’re monkeying around with the sequence again a little bit, but here’s Accordion Noir Classic episode number 118 from just about ten years ago, celebrating International Women’s Day.  At its original online home it racked up some 10450 listens and we hope it continues to meet and exceed that total at its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 6th, 2009, International Women’s Day! (Take two.)

Playlist for tonight:
Artist — Song – Album (year) – Planet of Origin – Contact info
The Duhks – Fast Paced World – CelticFest Vancouver – 2009 Performers Compilation (2009) – http://www.celticfestvancouver.com
Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Baroque Lullaby – Hearts and Daggers (2008) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ http://www.myspace.com/missmurgatroidandpetrahaden
Pistolera – Nuevos Ojos – En Este Camino (2008) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.pistolera.net/
Buttersprites – Fresh Mochi – Buttersprites (2005) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.buttersprites.com/
Ana Bon-Bon – Boys of London – Bare Naked Blues (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Jessica Fichot – Le Grenier – Le Chemin (2007) – Los Angeles, California, USA — Paris, France — Chinese – http://www.myspace.com/jessicafichot
Iva Nova – Молода (The Yound Girl) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.myspace.com/ivanovaextremegirlfolk
Gloria Deluxe (Cynthia Hopkins, acc.) – The Deeper The Secret – Devotionals (Songs For Shunkin) (2001) – New York, USA –
http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/home/index.html
Chicas De Canela – Esta Noche – Chicas De Canela (2008) – Corpus Christi, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/chicasdecanela
http://www.chicasdecanela.com/
Wendy McNeill – Faith and the Long Haired Man – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Power und Beauty: The Monsters of Accordion show – “Are We Too Busy?” – The Monsters of Accordion show, Spokane, WA (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts, 2008) – http://www.myspace.com/powerundbeauty
Four Flea Circus – Kachusha – (2005) – Japan, San Francisco, USA – marié abe is workin’ here on box. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chazf/
Marie-Josee Houle – Blase D’la Vie – Our Lady Of Broken Souls (2006) – Ottawa, Canada – http://www.uglysocks.com/
The Gay – Palace – You Know The Rules (2003) – Canada –
http://www.mintrecs.com/index.php?component=releases&action=release_details&id=52&artist=the_gay
BU☆LI – つげぐちしてね Tsugeguchi Shitene – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan
Stolen Babies – Push Button – There Be Squabbles Ahead (2006) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.StolenBabiesTheBand.com

This episode’s cover is Power und Beauty’s unicorn mascot – http://www.myspace.com/powerundbeauty

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-03-06: As We Go Marching

March 7, 2019

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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir radio is now posted online for the enjoyment of remote and time-shifted listeners!  There doesn’t seem to be a concrete scheme informing the song selections… Bruce airing scattered samplings of various traditions always means that we can blindly grope at something going on in the world — look, Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band, happy Mardi Gras! — but as always, it’s a good mix, with this and that plucked out of disparate cultures and thrown down together in the stew pot (or if you prefer, a gumbo.)  You can hear it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive, and now … here’s its playlist!

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* Our Native Daughters – You’re Not Alone – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters http://www.rhiannongiddens.com Dirk Powell, acc.
* Clifton Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band – Party Down at the Blue Angel Club – The Social Power of Music (1983) – Louisiana, USA – https://folkways.si.edu/the-social-power-of-music
* Hank Penny – Hillbilly Jump – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1947) – (Joey Ross, acc.)
* Isidore Soucy ; Donat Lafleur, – Domino marche – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1931) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – © http://www.nlc-bnc.ca
* François Couture – La chagrine (valse lente) – La Buche. Musique and Cuisine Quebecoise Vol.1 (2015) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.boghei.com Réjean Clouet, acc.
* Tin Hat Trio – The Longest Night – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.tinhattrio.com
* Dennis Wilson – Only With You – Pacific Ocean Blue [Disc 1] (1977) – California, USA – http://www.tiptopwebsite.com/custommusic2/craigslowinskicom2.pdf#page=1 acc. Ron Altbach
* Andrés Jiménez – El pobre sigue sufriendo (The Poor Keep On Suffering) – The Social Power of Music (1978) – Puerto Rico – https://folkways.si.edu/the-social-power-of-music
* Dave Gunning Feat. Jamie Robinson, John Meir, JP Cormier – Celebrate The Crop – Up Against The Sky (2019) – Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.davegunning.com John Meir, acc.
* Fiddlebox – Eastern Honeymoon – Eastern Honeymoon (2015) – Permbrokeshire, UK – http://www.GeorgeWhitfield.co.uk
* The Three Vagrants – Una Notte In Gondola (1) A – (1920) – New York, New York, USA – https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/refer/2000154467

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-02-20: Mardi Gras!

March 4, 2019

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From ten and a bit years ago, here’s another time-shifted archival episode of Accordion Noir Radio, episode number 116 from way back in February of 2009.  Some holidays happen at the same time every year and others are pegged to a shifting lunar calendar, so on a year to year basis their dates might be wildly at variance.  So it is with the Jewish calendar and consequently Easter and a lot of the feast days leading up to it.  (Here in 2019, Mardi Gras takes place tomorrow, March 5th.)  Anyhow, in 2009 we used this occasion as a good excuse to air some Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music from and inspired by the swamp sounds of Louisiana.  At its original online home it racked up some 11065 listens, and today you can continue enjoying it as digital audio via the Internet Archive.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!  And now, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: February 20th, 2009, Mardi Gras!

Playlist:
Artist — Song – Album (year) – Planet of Origin – Contact info
Swamperella – La Queue De Tortue/Hicks Wagon Wheel Special – Swamperella (2001) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.swamperella.com/
Clifton Chenier – My Soul (1957) – Zydeco Dynamite: Anthology (Disc 1) – Louisiana, USA
Pine Leaf Boys – Creole Mardi Gras – (from Myspace) http://www.pineleafboys.com/
The Band – Down South In New Orleans (Bobby Charles & Dr John) – The Last Waltz Disc 2 (1978) – Canada/USA
Rosie Ledet – Work That Body – Pick It Up (2005) – Iota, Louisiana, USA – http://www.rosieledet.com/
Harrington, Landry, & Steward – La Stomp Creole (1929) – “Cajun–Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934” – JSP Recordings – http://www.jsprecords.com/
Jack Velker – Lousianne – Mojo Zydeco – Live (2006) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.exposureentertainment.com/mojozyd.html
BeauSoleil – Bosco Stomp – Alligator Purse (2008) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – http://www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers – Don’t Tell Your Mama, Don’t Tell Your Papa – Classics (2003)
Buckwheat Zydeco – Buck’s Hot Rod – Ultimate Collection – From Alan Zisman
Swamperella – Single Row Zydeco – Black Cat Boogie (2004) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Geno Delafose – Everybody’s Havin’ Fun – Le Cowboy Creole (2007) – Eunice, Louisiana, USA – genodelafose.net/
Clifton Chenier – Squeeze Box Boogie – Legends of the Accordion (0) – –
Segura Brothers – Bury Me In A Corner Of The Yard (1928) – “Cajun–Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934” – JSP Recordings – http://www.jsprecords.com/

Thanks to Robert, our London correspondent who not only noticed that we’d lost a chunk of the Women’s Day episode, but entirely forgotten to post this Mardi Gras one! No excuses. Thanks to Robert! You get some prize if you want one, for sure.

This episode’s cover is an accordion from the 1905 (or so) Sears Catalog. Courtesy of the book: The good old days: a history of American morals and manners as seen through the Sears Roebuck catalog. By David Lewis Cohn

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-02-27: Fool’s Spring and Deep Roots

February 28, 2019

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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir radio was full of the usual mix, spanning continents and genres like it was nothing.  That’s just part of our patented formula for success!  If you listen carefully you might hear an extraordinary sound — our host Bruce tickling (or is that torturing?) the ivories a little.  In any case, you can now find the episode up available for online listeners as digital audio, and here’s its playlist!

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(Fool’s Spring because it’s unseasonably warm here in Vancouver, but still cold out for the thousand people sleeping on the street tonight. And Deep Roots, because it’s not all foolishness.)

(Spot the two songs with no accordion tonight! Contact @AccordionBruce on twitter to claim your Accordion Noir sticker prize!)

* Black Prairie – Red Rocking Chair – Feast Of The Hunters’ Moon (2010) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Rhiannon Giddens – Rhiannon Giddens stinger 100.5 – Vancouver Folk Festival 2017 Interviews (2017) – North Carolina, USA – http://www.rhiannongiddens.com
* Our Native Daughters – Black Myself – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – USA – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters http://www.rhiannongiddens.com Dirk Powell, acc.
* Sam Brothers 5 – SAM (Get Down) – SAM (Get Down!) (1979) – Scott, Louisiana, USA – https://folkways.si.edu/the-social-power-of-music
* Eleni Karaindrou – Waltz By The River – Dust Of Time (2009) – Greece – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleni_Karaindrou
* Meg Carsience and Bruce Triggs – Resurrection-Renewal – (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – I played the noises, Meg edited them up right. Check her fab experimental photography that looks like this sounds: http://mcarsience-photography.com
* Franco & OK Jazz with Camille Feruzi – Likambo Ya Ngana – Congo Accordeon (1972) – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa – (From Jared Snyder) Camille Feruzi, acc. An early Congolese star, got lost in the rush fifteen years earlier, largely because his instrument had become unfashionable.
* Tony Murena / Orchestre Colombo – Caprice musette – 50 ans d’accordéon 109 grands succès (disque 2) – France – “Valses musette l’age classique”
* Swift Jewel Cowboys – Rose Room – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1939) – Memphis, Tennesee, USA – (Clifford “Kokomo” Crocker, acc. Did he record after the 30’s?)
* Geoff Berner – Phoney Drawl – Canadiana Grotesquica (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Roy Clark – The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka – (1972) – – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawrence_Welk-Hee_Haw_Counter-Revolution_Polka
* Hot Panda – Chinatown Bun – Volcano… Bloody Volcano – Edmonton, Alberta Canada – hotpanda.ca http://www.myspace.com/hotttpanda

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!