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Accordion Noir Global Video Tour: 2020-09-16

September 19, 2020
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Last Week on Accordion Noir Radio we played a bunch of tunes with videos. I figured I’d gather them together to share here. (Subscribe to the Apple or Android podcast so you won’t miss future action-packed episodes!)

FRENCH DUO LES ZÉOLES

I just heard of Les Zéoles this week. Amélie Denarié (diatonic acc) and Anne Guinot (piano acc) play a modern traditional style that reminds me of the Belgian groups I love so much. Les Zéoles have several great live videos, and the dramatized one we played on the show was Mary Poppins, Urban Rhapsodie 

COLOMBIAN SUPERHERO SHAKIRA

Can’t recall how I stumbled on Rob Weinert-Kendt’s Train My Ear blog, but his page about international rockstar Shakira let me in on her amazing Te Aviso, Te Anunico (Tango) from her Laundry Service (2001) record. There’s an English version of the video, but this is the Spanish cut. Who else has the range to go from Tango dancing, to surf-rock watusi, to cartoon super-hero bar-fight? Crash! Bam! Pow!

“NOITE QUENTE,” ALICE MARCONE

The great Country Queer website introduced me to Brazil’s incredibly popular sertanejo country style, which sometimes includes accordion and has several popular queer artists. It’s a great day when I learn of a whole new accordion genre! (Brazil alone is so vast that it has at least two other rich accordion styles in forró from the Northeast and chamamé from the Southern Argentine, Paraguayan, Uruguayan border region (I think).

Anyways, this week Country Queer covered trans sertanejo artist Alice Marcone, and her romantic-werewolf-accordion tune “Noite Quente” (torrid night). The video is not to be missed, so read CQ’s great review and the video we couldn’t show on the radio.

SIMEONIE KEENAINAK AND UKALIQ & KALLA from Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic

Going from Brazil to the Canadian Arctic, Simeonie Keenainak is probably the most famous Inuit accordionist. His version of the Liberty Polka opens every episode of Ukaliq & Kalla / ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᑲᓪᓚᓗ, the Inuktitut language children’s TV show on IsumaTV (Nunavut Independent Inuit Broadcasting).

  • Title screen shot from the Ukaliq & Kalla cartoon. Background of daytime tundra, with the title in Inuktitut script.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of inside a home with living room furnishings.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of camp tent and supplies.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of golden sky (sun below horizon) and mountains and tundra

I don’t know how to show this video 📺🤷🏻‍♂️, so click this link to watch episodes of the cartoon. The opening sequence with the quick polka has Ukaliq the rabbit and Kalla (a lemming) dancing Inuit-style with a shifting background. They keep going out on the snow, at home, in a summer hunting-camp site, and with a mountain view under the golden Arctic sky with the sun below the horizon.

The animation reminds me of the Inuit square dance tradition where musicians might play a single tune for hours, until the dancers can’t dance any more. Like Ukaliq and Kalla, the same song and dance plays inside, outside, day and night, carrying tradition wherever they go.

This cool project supports young (and grown up) speakers and learners of one of the principle Inuit languages. Inuktitut is well known as tricky to pick up. The Jerry Cans, from Iqaluit, Nunavut, have a funny song Qanuinngittug about learning Inuktitut while constantly making mistakes. Meaningful cartoons, songs, and lessons for life.

PAULINE OLIVEROS AND CECIL TAYLOR!

The last track on the show was a terrific long performance of avant-garde electronic music pioneer / accordionist Pauline Oliveros, with free-jazz icon Cecil Taylor! Wonderful that this took place and that a recording exists! It’s from the 2008 opening celebration at EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

They also have a Pauline Oliveros solo performance from the same event that we didn’t play on the show. Bonus for Accordion Uprising readers!

We don’t always have video accompaniment for our show, but it seemed worthwhile to share it here. You can listen to the whole episode, and we’ll see you next week!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-09-16: Is it the Apocalypse Yet?

September 17, 2020
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Addendum: Bruce put together all the videos we played on this episode (with commentary) for you to watch over here 📺 👀!

“I didn’t do a show on the fire and smoke, Didn’t we do that last year? Instead we’ve got a video special, with many audio-visual options.” We didn’t explicitly dip into the doom and gloom enveloping us — the miasma of social unrest as well as the choking clouds of forest fire smoke lovingly layered on top of the pandemic panic — but rather allowed the collective subconscious to express it, by taking programming suggestions from our extensive surveillance of the use of the word “accordion” on Twitter. In a sense, large portions of this episode were thus crowd-sourced, even if unintentionally on the part of the sources. (Hey, they wanted people to hear these songs — well, they got more than they asked for!) Anyhow, if you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription you can enjoy listening to it courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Here’s its playlist:

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(And don’t forget our new t-shirts!)
https://vancouver-co-op-radio.myshopify.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 2010-09-08: Smoothly Shaven

September 14, 2020

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When Rowan picked up the accordion, he had a lush, Samsonian beard that unrolled luxuriously somewhere south of his navel.  After he started squeezing that box, it thinned out considerably.  Now he keeps his facial coiffure closely cropped.  Why are we discussing his personal grooming in relation to his musical practice?  I guess both the mega barbe and the accordion became iconically associated with him, but due to the epilatory effects of the bellows-pumping action, something had to give.  Ten years ago, Rowan was ritually shorn in front of the entire village of Wells, as part of a fundraiser for its annual ArtsWells festival.  I suppose upon his return, Bruce was sufficiently shocked that he named this episode, number 195, of our weekly radio program in honour of the milestone.  At its original online home it clocked some 6345 listens, and you can enjoy listening to it online today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Jacques Pellarin Trio – L’Ephemère – Sound of Philadelphia (200) – St. Genix sur Guiers, France – http://www.jacquespellarin.fr
* Dave Specter – Rumba & Tonic – Spectified (2010) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – (With David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, acc.) – http://www.DaveSpecter.com
* La Strada – The Mountain Song – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lastradanyc
* Billy Bragg – The marching song of the covert battalions – The Internationale (2006) – United Kingdom – http://www.billybragg.co.uk/
* Humphery Bogart and Jennifer Jones – “It made you seem less dead.” – Beat the Devil (1954)
* Hill of Beans – Satan Lend Me a Dollar – (1990) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.abelincolnstory.com/hillofbeans.htm
* Accordion Crimes – So This Accordion Walks Into A Bar… – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
* Kate Maki – Crossfire – Two Song Wedding (2010) – Sudbury, Ontario, Canada – http://www.katemaki.com
* The Mad Maggies – Morning Star – Skull & Magpies (2009) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.theMadMaggies.com
* One Ring Zero – Malthsuian Picnic – Live At Barbès (2008) – Virgina / Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.oneringzero.com/
* Chicha Libre – Sonido Amazonico – Sonido Amazonico final Master – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Josh Camp (One Ring Zero), Hohner Electrovox accordion http://www.barbesrecords.com/chicha.html http://www.barbesrecords.com/chicha.html
* Carson Sisters – saxophone accordion 1930s – Wish I knew where this was from?
* Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few – Tailored To Fit – Tailored To Fit [EP] (2010) – Vancouver / Toronto, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/

This episode is named for the fact that Rowan auctioned off his beard to raise funds for the Arts Wells festival > after our provincial government spent our children’s inheritance and (also) cut all provincial arts funding after giving six billion dollars to Olympic profiteers. (Don’t let your economy be next.) Our cover is in honour of Rowan’s own sacrifice for all that olympic “glory.”

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion-festival 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 2020-09-09: Niner-Niner

September 11, 2020

Two weeks ago, Bruce prepared this pre-recorded episode for airplay, in case he wasn’t feeling up to hosting a show live on the air following his recent scheduled medical business. Well, I don’t know if he wasn’t feeling well enough, or if he just didn’t want to allow it to cut into his Twitter mania, but either way the pre-recorded episode aired this week at our usual 10 pm PST Wednesday time slot. (Its announcement online was delayed because the co-host Rowan went in for an unplanned root canal! It’s just a highly medicalized time of year, I guess!) It’s a great mix of different styles of squeezebox music in wildly different genres from very different parts of the world. If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription (and further podcast directory listing is on its way!), you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-09-09, Niner-Niner

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 2010-09-01: Raise the Titano!

September 7, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 194 of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  At its original online home, it was tracked at having been listened to (and surely enjoyed!) 4820 times over the better part of a decade.  As per our usual, it features a wide variety of musical styles from all parts — this time around, including musical selections from four continents.  You can continue enjoying its distinctive sound courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

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* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Polkacide – Frailichs 1 & 2 – Hardcore 2/4 (1999) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.polkacide.com/
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Tony O’Leary – Cooley’s Reel/Merry Blacksmith – Pump The Box (2006) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.tonyolearymusic.ca/
* La Bottine Souriante – Dans nos vieilles maisons – Quebec, Canada – http://www.bottinesouriante.com/
* Le Vent Du Nord – L’heure Bleue – Dans Les Airs (2007) – Québec, Canada – leventdunard.com
* Gloria Deluxe – Ballad Of The Cherry Blossoms – Devotionals (Songs For Shunkin) (2001) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/home/index.html
* Rosapaeda – O Re Re – Miele Remix – Mater (2007) – Italy – http://www.rosapaeda.it/ http://www.felmay.it/main.php?ricerca=accordion
* Fernando Otero – Siempre Amor — Las Ruedas Siguen Girando – Pagina De Buenos Aires (2007) – Argentina – http://www.fernandootero.com/
* Mie Miki, accordion / Nobuko Imai, viola – Duo – Into the Depth of Time (1998) – Japan – http://www.geocities.jp/miemiki_classical_accordion/
* Einmal Kommt Die Liebe – Sorgen En Vintermorgen – Røversanger (2006) – Oslo, Norway – http://www.myspace.com/einmalkommtdieliebe
* Tin Hat Trio – Things That Might Have Been – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.tinhattrio.com
* Groanbox Boys – Beneath A Dark Veil Of Needles – Gran Bwa (2008) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/

This episode’s cover is: a Titano Combo-Cordion! The last best-hope of the accordion to catch the wave of Rock and Roll Wipe out! They’re pretty cool though. (Related to the Tiger Combo-Cordion model, and similarly unsuccessful.)
http://acclab.com/index.htm

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion-festival 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 2020-09-02: Post-op Pre-Record

September 2, 2020
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Once and future Accordion Babe pin-up calendar girl Skyler Fell of Accordion Apocalypse. In fact, she is this month’s calendar girl in the 2020 calendar!

Yesterday Accordion Noir host “Accordion” Bruce Triggs went in for a minor scheduled surgical procedure, and was out of commission (by which I mean, madly Tweeting) during our usual broadcast hours. He put together this pre-recorded episode to air during his recuperation, and it went out over the airwaves last night! It is also available online — if you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription (and further podcast directory listing is on its way!), you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-09-02, 100th Birthday Greetings for Leonid Shvartsman from Crocodile Gena

Here’s the Russian children’s choir singing Crocodile Gena’s Birthday Song to animator Leonid Shvartsman on his 100th birthday:
https://twitter.com/AbarasKrysa/status/1300450097482866688

Support the Shrewsbury Folk Festival (who paid artists to perform virtually!)
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-shrewsbury-folk-festival

And “Controversy as Tango World Championship moves online due to virus” from the Buenos Aires Times:
https://batimes.com.ar/news/culture/argentinas-tango-world-championships-moves-online-due-to-virus.phtml

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 (coming up in November, we are hammering out details and will have more to announce soon), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (this week, one more time at MacLean Park, if weather permits!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-08-25: Ticket Giveaway Winner!

August 31, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 193 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, sharing the latest and greatest alt-squeezebox music from wildly variant musical traditions situated all over the planet!  At its original online home this episode counted some 6229 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today as part of over 600 hours of our program’s back catalogue over at the Internet Archive, perhaps the single largest concentration of accordion music ever amassed in the world.  Anyway, here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-08-25, Bonnie Won our Ticket Giveaway!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Terhi Puronaho & Timo Alakotila – Häämarssi – Aatos (2008) – Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland – http://www.myspace.com/terhipuronaho
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Monsieur Camembert (after Leonard Cohen) – Who By Fire – Canada? –
* Djin Teeth (Fangs) – Bloodbuxum River – Auntie Eunice’s Unmentionables (2004) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.myspace.com/djinteethfangs http://www.pukekos.org/2008/04/djin-teeth-fangs.html
* Po’ Girl – Maudite Guerre – Follow Your Bliss (2010) – Canada – http://www.pogirl.net/
* Betty White’s How to Dance Course – Heel and Toe, Skater’s Position (Man and Woman) – How to POLKA (1960)
* Poolside Tricks – Monkey Man – Shedlockz (2007) – Welshpool, UK – http://www.myspace.com/poolsidetricks
* They Might Be Giants – Purple Toupee – Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants (Disc 2) (1989) – http://www.theymightbegiants.com/
* Bill Haley – Rovin’ Eyes – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1949) – – First Rock and Roll record http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_rock_and_roll_record
* Courtney Farquhar – Daydream – Nowhere I’d Rather Be (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Tom Szczensniak, acc. http://www.listentocourtney.com
* Anthony Galla-Rini – Come Back to Sorrento – Galla-Rini, and his Accordion, accompanied by Charlotte Laughton Tinsley at the Harp (0) – From an album of three 78 rpm records. http://stores.shop.ebay.com/The-Classical-Free-Reed-Inc__W0QQ_armrsZ1
* Charanga Cakewalk – Acebo – Loteria de la Cumbia Lounge (2004) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.charangacakewalk.com/
* Rob Reich – The Balancing Act – The Balancing Act (2008) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.robreich.com/
* Tescoe Value (Czeslaw Spiewa) – Fischikella (crackles/distorition, cool song) – Copenhagen, Netherlands/Kraków, Poland – czeslawspiewa.com http://www.myspace.com/czeslawspiewa
* Terhi Puronaho & Timo Alakotila – Tuomaalan Polskat 1&2 – Aatos (2008) – Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland – http://www.myspace.com/terhipuronaho

This episode’s cover is: from Los Viajes del Viento, one of the most fabulous best movies about accordions (especially with bull horns on). Do go see it!

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion-festival 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 2020-08-26: More and More and More or Less

August 27, 2020
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Here it is, this week’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long alt-squeezebox Accordion Noir broadcast! This week there are tunes from, well, all over, but with a little extra emphasis on Wisconsin and Quebec. If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription (and further podcast directory listing is on its way!), you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-08-26, More and More and More or Less

(The Lankum article Bruce mentioned:

“Get to know Lankum’s sound engineer, John Murphy of Guerrilla Studios” – Orange Amps blog
https://orangeamps.com/articles/get-to-know-lankums-sound-engineer-john-murphy-of-guerrilla-studios/ )

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. Catch our co-host Rowan squeezing tomorrow at this week’s Accordion Friday videostream at 5 pm PST! Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-08-18: Steve Jordan, ¡Vive!

August 24, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 192 of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program — our Estevan Jordan memorial episode.  At its original online home, it achieved a total of some 6831 listens, but we know that at its new, forever home at the Internet Archive — where you can listen to it today and going forward! — the digits will continue marching onward.  Here’s its playlist:

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Steve (Estevan) Jordan (1939-2010). He was not the Hendrix of the accordion, he was the Steve Jordan of the accordion. Like no one else. (And he didn’t o.d. after only three albums either.)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Steve Jordan – La Huracan – Polkas Huapangos Y Redovas – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.estebanjordan.com/
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Steve Jordan – Ran-Kan-Kan – El Huracan (the album)
* Steve Jordan – Mira Nada Mas – 20 Golden Hits
* Calexico – Close Behind – Feast Of Wire [Europe] (2003) – Tucson, Arizona, USA – http://www.casadecalexico.com
* Raghu Lokanathan – Suzanna – ultra-rare bootleg Rowan recorded (2010) – Arts Wells Festival, http://www.artswells.com/http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/165
* Scott Dunbar – Tinfoil Hat – My Boy’s Gonna Play in the Big Leagues – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/edmunddunbar
* Scott Dunbar – Not Anymore – One Man Band
* Lake of Stew – Dalai Lama (Ain’t Tired of Lovin’) – Ain’t Tired of Lovin’ – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.lakeofstew.ca/ http://www.lakeofstew.ca
* Carlos Vives – Pedazo De Acordeon – Clasicos De La Provincia (1993) – Colombia – http://www.carlosvives.com/ (Check out his fabulous path from soap-opera star to folk/rock music champion! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Vives )
* Andrés Landro Y Su Conjunto – La Pava Congona – Cumbias Y Gaitas Famosas De Colombia (1995) – Colombia – (I got this from the library, it’s out of print I think.)
* Colacho Mendoza and Ivo Díaz – Brindo Con El Alma – 100 Años De Vallenato (Disc 1) (1997) – Colombia – (I’ve got a two CD version that might be a “best of” from the full seven CD one I see available now from RCA. Good stuff.)
* The Jungle Band – Double Check Stomp (1930, New York City) – Squeeze Me vol 1: Accordion Joe, 1929-40 – http://www.proper-records.co.uk/artists.php?action=alview&alid=2011
* Steve Jordan – Oaxaca – El Huracan

http://www.estebanjordan.com/ (Order the new release Carta Espiritual from this family site.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esteban_Jordan
http://www.haciendarecords.com/

This episode’s cover is: Steve Jordan, El Parche nuncio muere. http://www.reyesaccordions.com/Images/Images/Esteban.jpg

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion-festival 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 2020-08-19: I Don’t Know What’s Happening

August 20, 2020

Last night we caught a lovely little Geoff Berner concert at MacLean Park (filmed for streaming during our virtual Accordion Noir Festival next month), then headed home to await the 10 pm broadcast of this week’s CFRO episode of the weekly Accordion Noir radio program, which its host Bruce summed up as “a pretty good, quite weird show — started lively and fun and then got avant-er and avant-er”. But if you didn’t hear it on the radio then, fear not — it is online! If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-08-19, I don’t know what’s happening

(Maybe include the new video for ORKESTAR KRIMINAL’s Socalled-produced “Na Moldavanke Musyka Igrayet”. Here’s an article about 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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!