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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-08-04: Komatic Live In The Studio, Bringin’ The J Note!

August 10, 2020

skelestrap

Ten years ago, we aired Accordion Noir radio episode 190, featuring a live appearance by the hot (once Victoria, then) East Vancouver(, ultimately Winnipeg) busking combo named “Komatic” after the surname of its accordionist. At its original online host, it was enjoyed some 7261 times, but you can continue enjoying it as digital audio via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-08-04, Komatic: Live in the Studio, Bringin’ the “J note!”

Show opener: lead-in from the SoundScape folks who precede us on the air. They were doing a Pauline Oliveros special, and how could we exclude that? Thanks y’all!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Amira – Bogata Sam Imam Svega – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.amira.com.ba/
* 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
* Komatic – “Something I Can’t Pronounce” – British Columbia, Canada – MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Corbin Murdoch And The Nautical Miles – Accidentals, Exotics, and Escapes – Tell Me Again How This Place Got Its Name (2006) – East Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.corbinmurdoch.com/
* Komatic – Happy Feet – British Columbia, Canada –MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Komatic – Who knows? – British Columbia, Canada – MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Komatic – Dark Eyes – British Columbia, Canada – MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Sal Kimber – Distance – Sounds like Thunder (2008) – –
* Komatic (Blaine solo accordion) – Pass the Pastrami – British Columbia, Canada – MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Komatic – “Kuska” (Russian) – British Columbia, Canada – MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com
* Ksenija Sidorova – Omaggio ad Astor Piazzolla – (Royal Academy of Music, London) – Latvia, London, England – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqweoSsswY

Komatic is: Mack Pinchbeck on fiddle, and Blaine Komatic on accordion.
Hire them! MackPinchbeck@hotmail.com

This episode’s cover: Sadly the boys bailed before I could get a picture of their sweet dog for our cover-thing. So, the cover for tonight is the Skull Accordion Strap hand-jiggered from a guitar-one when the old boring accordion one broke. It’s the rebirth of accordion strap fashion. A fellow at our Vancouver Squeezebox Circle did it (didn’t catch his name?) I gotta get me some. We should market them as fundraisers.

Holllly! We could make “One Less Guitar” accordion straps! That’d be sooo cool! Oh, man, this has to happen.

Thanks Komatic for the chance to have this idea!

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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 2020-08-05: Squeezebox Circle Thursday and Bandcamp Friday

August 5, 2020
AccNoir 2020-08-05

spielomat

This week is our monthly “Squeezebox Circle” gathering, which takes place the first Thursday of every month!  Historically it’s elapsed among the radical bookshelves of Spartacus Books, but in pandemic times we hold it in the open air at MacLean Park.  It has a monthly e-mail newsletter that also keeps people posted regarding local accordion affairs of all kinds, and you can sign up to it here if you like the sound of that…

… but not only is it Squeezebox Circle Thursday, but Bruce has cannily noticed it is Bandcamp Friday coming up again — another opportunity for independent recording artists to bear the full brunt of your generosity without any middlemen taking their cut.  Of the two events, the latter more completely informs this week’s selection of songs on this episode of our radio program.  If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

* Francesco Maria Narcisi & Giacomo Fidanza – D2 – (Voce celeste II) – The Accordion Sessions (2017) – Alameda, California. USA – http://timereleasedsound.bandcamp.com (With bits of broken accordion included in the CD packaging!)
* Mairearad Green and Mike Vass – Buntàta – A Day A Month (2017) – Ullapool, Scotland – http://mairearadgreen.bandcamp.com
* Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell – Three Short Pieces For Trumpet and Accordion III: Beast of Venery – Gold Dust (2014) http://benholmespatrickfarrell.bandcamp.com
* Ol’Crocodile – Bad day – EP (2014) – Quebec, Canada – http://olcrocodile.bandcamp.com
* Ratas En Zelo – Policía – Despertar (2018) – New York City, NY, USA – http://ratasenzelo.bandcamp.com
* james lamb – Blood in these Veins – Imagineering (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://imagineering.bandcamp.com/album/imagineering, http://www.saraciantar.com/
* Jeffrey Bützer – Pickpocket (Instrumental) – Chansons pour un tailleur (2014) – International Man of Mystery – http://jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com
* Kim Stockwood – Feller From Fortune – Back To The Water (2011) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://kimstockwood.com/
* The Tiger Lillies – Poor Man Killer – COVID-19 vol.II (2020) – London, England, UK – http://www.tigerlillies.com http://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com
* Turlu Tursu – Oriental Klezmer Dub – Accordion ‘n Drum ‘n Bass (2005) – Belgium – http://www.turlutursu.be http://www.homerecords.be https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/accordion-n-drum-n-bass
* Ember Rev – Now We Were Kites – From The Country To The City To The Sea (2019) – Cambridge, UK – https://emberrev.bandcamp.com Chris Peckham, acc.
* John Spiers – Waiting for the Federals – #IsolationPubSession, week 20 (full on Monday version) (2020) – Uk – https://youtu.be/WOpWxz376BQ http://jackieoatesandjohnspiers.bandcamp.com http://www.johnspiers.co.uk
* KV Express – Six Qui Prend – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/zafon Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa

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 this Thursday night, socially distanced, live at MacLean Park in Strathcona, 7-9 pm.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-07-28: Cylinder Recordings From The Future!

August 3, 2020

waxcylinders

This post celebrates an episode of our weekly CFRO alt-accordion radio progam from ten years ago, but as it pertained to material from the turn of the (previous) century, the recording is still just about as timely as it ever was! Here in Accordion Noir episode #189, Bruce looked at some of the earliest squeezebox recordings ever made, as recorded and played on (and then digitized from) Edison wax cylinders. At its original online home this episode achieved a total of some 5893 listens, but given its perennially anachronistic topic, we expect it will continue to attract a lot of attention going forward from historians eager to listen to yesterday’s sounds of today, tomorrow! You can hear it as digital audio right here, and here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-07-28, Cylinder Recordings from the Future!

All tonight’s music is from actual cylinder recordings from near the turn of the last century (1904-1922). Please go to the University of California Santa Barbara’s “Cylinder Digitization Project” to access their full collection of these and many more recordings. They beautifully remind us of both the permanence and the fragility of culture, art and memory. We hope in the near future to submit a short “Squeezeboxes on Cylinder” article to their website about our favourites from their collection of over eighty accordion/concertina recordings.

University of California Santa Barbara’s “Cylinder Digitization Project” – http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/.

In advance I should apologize for any technical mishaps on this show. We could blame it on the vintage equipment, but I think it was the younger members of our technology-team that might have caused trouble. Sorry for any issues with hearing me or the music. All the cylinders are available in pristine antiquity from the folks at (again): http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/. Get your share of love from 1898!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* John J. Kimmel – Medley of Irish Reels (Edison Records” announcement) – Edison Standard Record: 10284 (formerly “Gold Moulded Records”) (1909) – Irish? USA?
* Guido Deiro – Italian army march – Edison Blue Amberol: 1774 (Reissue of Edison 4-minute Amberol 772) (1913)
* Alexander Prince – Poppies (“Edison Records” announcement) – Edison Gold Moulded Record: 13764 (1908) – Glasgow, Scotland
* Alexander Sashko and A. Iranova – Unhappy Cossack. (Ukranian folk song) : Oi ya nestchastay (Malo russkaya piesnia) – Foreign Blue Amberol record release: 11234 : Russian series. (1922) – I found his current website at: http://www.myspace.com/480581527
* Patrick Scanlon and Dennis L. Smith – Medley of Irish jigs – Edison Blue Amberol: 3361 (1918)
* Three Vagrants – Tarantella Siciliana – Edison Blue Amberol: 4187 (1921)
* Pietro Frosini – Wedding of the winds – Edison Amberol: 103 (Later issued as 1861: Edison Blue Amberol) (1909) – Born August 9, 1885, Frosini was 24 when this was recorded.
* Accordion solo with organ accompaniment and whistling. – Russian kamarinskaja [Kamarinskai] (announcement in Russian) – Columbia Phonograph Co.: 65061 (1904)
* Ceské Trio z Prahy – Lándlery Tyrolske: valcik [Walzer, Ländler und Ecossaisen, piano, D. 145; arr.] – Edison Foreign Blue Amberol record release: Bohemian series: 9852 (Reissue of Edison 4-minute Amberol 9802) (1913)
* Arthur Osmond – I played my concertina – Edison Standard Record: 10209 (formerly “Gold Moulded Records”) (1909
* Rudy Wiedoeft’s Palace Trio – Missy – Edison Blue Amberol: 4119 (1920)
* Alexander Prince – Forgotten melodies – Edison Blue Amberol: 23128 (1909) – Glasgow, Scotland
* Piroshnikoff (?) – Nightingale – U.S. Everlasting Record: 1601 (1912)
* Pietro Frosini – Panama exposition (take 3) – Edison Blue Amberol: 2537 (1915)
* John J. Kimmel, 1866-1942 – Oh gee! – Edison Blue Amberol: 3985 (Dubbed from Edison Diamond Disc matrix 7116) (1920)
* Three Vagrants – Return of spring – Edison Blue Amberol: 4152 (1921)
* John Kimmble [i.e. John J. Kimmel]. – American cake walk (“Edison Records” announcement) – Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9341 (1906) – (Accordion solo with piano accompaniment.)
* Pietro Frosini – Valse caprice, no. 1 – Edison Blue Amberol: 4113 (Dubbed from Edison Diamond Disc matrix 7398.) (1920)

This episode’s cover is: Some of the variety of colours and shapes of cylinders produced in the first age of audio recording.

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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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (on this week, socially distanced, live at MacLean Park in Strathcona, 7-9 pm.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-07-21: Dedicated To William Burt, Inventor Of The Typewriter!

July 27, 2020

typowriter

From ten years ago, here’s episode 188 of CFRO Co-op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring a heady melange of different styles of squeezebox music from all over the planet!  At its original online home it was tracked as having achieved 5893 listens, and we are glad that future generations (heck, present ones too) will be able to continue enjoying listening to the recordings courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, who on this date obtained the first patent for a writing mechanism called the Typowriter. (Actually it was July 23rd, call that what you will.)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Mark Lee & The Co-Pilots – Ain’t It Funny – You May Hear Footsteps… (2007) – New South Wales, Australia – http://www.markleecopilots.com
* The Gertrudes – Sailor – Vancouver Folk Festival Sampler 2010 (0) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://thegertrudes.com/
* Kelly Joe Phelps – Window Grin – Slingshot Professionals (2003) – Sumner (that’s east of Puyallup), Washington, USA – http://www.kellyjoephelps.net/
* Naftule’s Dream – Gnossiene #1 – Job (0) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.naftulesdream.com/
* Renato Borghetti – Hospitaleira Vacaria – Planet Squeezebox (Disc 2) (1995) – Brasil – http://www.renatoborghetti.com.br/eng_default.asp
* Ivan Koval – Fuge b-Moll – Das Akkordeon: Instrument der Melancholie (2001) – Czech Republic? – http://www.augemus.de/index/cds_solo+kammermusik.html
* Camille Feruzi – Kahagwe – Congo Accordeon (1930’s?) – Congo, Central Africa – (From our friend Jared Snyder, http://www.pendragonpress.com/books/bookdetail.php?PPNo=596 – get them to reprint volume 1 with Jared’s Africa article.)
* Pamela Brennan – Amsterdam – One Hundred Photographs (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Annelise Noronha, acc. http://www.pamelabrennan.com
* Wintermitts – Intro – Cascadia Fault (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://wintermitts.com/
* Accordion Tribe – Altered Landscapes – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria – http://hoedown.com/
* The Avengers (TV show, not LA punk band) – Avengers Accordion Repairs (I think that’s what they were doing) – The Gravediggers (episode) (1965) – UK
* Nicolae Guta – Nu M , Am Schimbat – Sunt Stapan in Romania (2007) – http://nicolaeguta.ro/
* Beasts And Superbeasts – If I Was A House – Beasts And Superbeasts (2007) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/beastsandsuperbeasts
* Dick Contino – Moonglow – 12 Immortal Songs (0) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.dickcontino.com/
* T.O. Combo – J.R.’s Tune – T.O. Forever: Tohono O’odham Waila (2000) – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona – http://www.canyonrecords.com/native_american_waila_and_chicken_scratch_music/

This episode’s cover is: Hmm. I could use the scratchy image of William Burt at: http://www.typewritermuseum.org/history/inventors.html (I can’t find a picture of his “typowriter/typographer” machine.

But we’ll go with George Blickensderfer’s spectacularly spindly first portable typewriter (1893): http://www.answers.com/topic/typewriter

Leaving out Giuseppe Ravizza’s lovely scribe harpsichord, which is pretty darn nice: http://www.feedingthepuppy.typepad.com/feeding_the_puppy/page/2/

And off course, nothing approaches the steam-punk glory of Hansen’s Writing Ball. I have one wired to my computer to type these missives to you. (See next week’s cylinder recordings for more lively industrial-revolution technology.)

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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 2020-07-29: More Summer, Broke

July 22, 2020
AccNoir 2020-07-29

solo+accordion Summer isn’t just breaking, Accordion Noir host Bruce Triggs contends… it’s downright broken. For the second week in a row he makes this freshly-minted long, hot summer (1967 style) the general theme of our weekly broadcast of alt-squeezebox music in every style and from every region of the planet — pre-recorded this week, presented here for your enjoyment a record-breaking whole week prior to broadcasting over the radio waves. If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-07-29, More Summer, Broke

* Teapot in the Tuba – Summer Spirit Mix – Giant Tree (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://teapotinthetuba.com Katheryn Peterson, acc. (“Come As You Are” etc)
* Zetaboo – Tonto – MediZine (2000) – Finland – from Finland – http://www.allaboutjazz.com/zetaboo-ethnic-jazz-from-finland-zetaboo-by-anthony-shaw.php
* Birdeatsbaby – 10 Tanta Furia – Uk – http://www.birdeatsbaby.co.uk http://www.birdeatsbaby.bandcamp.com Mishkin Fitzgerald, acc.
* The Hi-Flyers – Roadside Rag – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1941) – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Ft. Worth, Texas, USA – (Darrell Kirkpatrick, acc. famous fiddle player, played accordion too.)
* Yolassi – Photo-side – Photo – Ride (2004) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
* Felipe Pérez – Media Noche – Texas en Polka (2018) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.springfedrecords.com
* Alan Mills – Concerning One Summer In “Bonay” I Spent – We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar: Songs of Newfoundland (1958) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html
* Miloš Milivojević – Chorale and Variations (first movement) from the Organ Sonata in D minor, Op.65 No.6 – Accord for Life: Classical Accordion (2018) – Serbia / UK – http://milosmilivojevic.com
* Maria Mazzotta – Amoreamaro – Amoreamaro (2020) – italy / Madagascar – http://www.zeronovenove.com Bruno Galeone, acc
* The Tiger Lillies – Will We Ever Play Again – COVID-19 (2020) – London, England – http://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com http://www.tigerlillies.com
* Pietro Roffi – Postcard n.1 – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy – http://www.pietroroffimusic.com
* Gordon Fleming – The Things We Did Last Summer – According To Gordie (0) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Mike Surratt – Altiplano Sunrise – World Musette (2020) – Maryland, USA – http://www.polkasarecool.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 (coming up 7-9 pm Aug 6 outdoors at MacLean Park again, if weather permits!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-07-22: Summer of Discontent

July 21, 2020
AccNoir 2020-07-22

depositphotos_82238756-stock-illustration-sad-bear-sits-with-an Congratulations, everyone!  Coming at you a day early, here’s this week’s pre-recorded episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir program!  I can see that programmer Bruce (whose latest round of care packages have recently been well received, place your orders now!) loosely arranged it around a summer theme, so we can try to seasonally enjoy ourselves in the great outdoors as best we can even in the face of pandemic and unrest (all mere sideshows to the climate change revolution also underway, but one crisis at a time!)

And because I knew you’d want to know… some good news, for a change — based on the vote conducted last week, our accordion emoji is the fourth-most-anticipated new arrival from 2020’s batch of new emoji!  Thanks for all your votes and support! If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can go listen to this week’s episode as streaming digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive right now!  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-07-22, Summer of Discontent?

* June Tabor – The Rigs Of Rye – Apples (2007) – – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Tabor Andy Cutting, acc.
* Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band – Awake, Awake – Natural Invention (2020) – Uk – http://www.johnspiers.co.uk http://www.gigspanner.com John Spiers (Bellowhead), melodeon acc.
* Large Unit – Gue – EthioBraz (2019) – Ethiopia, Africa / Norway – https://pnlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ethiobraz Kalle Moberg: acc
* Geoff Berner – I Don’t Feel So Mad At God When I See You In A Summer Dress – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Lee Monti’s Tutones – Don’t Fence Me In – Don’t Fence Me In (1951) – – https://archive.org/details/78_dont-fence-me-in_lee-montis-tutones-cole-porter-harms_gbia0061657a
* The Walking Hellos – Hypotenuse – (Single) (2014) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://walkinghellos.bandcamp.com Rose Thompson (of Babe the Blue Ox), bass; Myla Goldberg, acc
* Tango Paradiso – Summer – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong http://www.tangoparadiso.com
* TURFU – 23 – Espace Fraicheur (2019) – Paris, France – http://turfu.bandcamp.com
* Natasha Enquist – Summer Bird – Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar 2017 (2016) – – http://www.AccordionPinupCalendar.com http://www.natashaenquist.com
* BU☆LI – Summer – Grand Parade ep. (2003) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Saskia – Summer Fires – Crescentia (2009) – Gore’s Landing, Ontario, Canada – http://www.saskincrescentia.com
* Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Getaway Car – London Tango (0) – London, England – http://romanoviazzani.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 (coming up 7-9 pm Aug 6 outdoors at MacLean Park again, if weather permits!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-07-14: Festivals By The Sea

July 20, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 187 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  At its original online home this recording tracked 7169 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today, tomorrow and onwards courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2010-07-14, Festivals by the Sea

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Calexico – Sunken Waltz – Feast Of Wire (2003) – Tucson, Arizona, USA – http://www.casadecalexico.com
* Mojo Zydeco – Zydeco Boogaloo – Zydified (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mojozydeco.com/
* Cory Pesaturo – Badge – Change In The Weather (2006) – Rhode Island, USA – http://www.corypesaturo.com/
* The Gertrudes – Advancement Of The Human Age – Hard Water (2009) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Owen Fernley – squeezebox
http://www.myspace.com/theothergertrudes http://zine.applecrisp.ca/the-gertrudes/
* Calexico – The Man On The Flying Trapeze – Rudy’s Rockin Kiddie Caravan (0) – Tucson, Arizona, USA – http://www.casadecalexico.com
* Alexander Sevastian – A. Repnikov. Capriccio – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/
* The Gertrudes – A New Sound – Hard Water (2009) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Owen Fernley – squeezebox
http://www.myspace.com/theothergertrudes http://zine.applecrisp.ca/the-gertrudes/
* Cory Pesaturo – Laura – Change In The Weather (2006) – Rhode Island, USA – http://www.corypesaturo.com/
* Mojo Zydeco – The Real Thing – Doin’ It (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mojozydeco.com/

This episode’s cover is: No, that’s not Josh [?], that’s Annie Clifford, one of the many fine accordionists in Kingston, Ontario’s The Gertrudes. They put on a really great show, are uniformly handsome, and have a mirror-front ukulele I didn’t get a close enough look at. Go see them and dance all ’round.

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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 2020-07-15: Almost #WorldEmojiDay!

July 15, 2020
AccNoir 2020-07-15

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What does an emoji sound like? … yeah, your guess is as good as ours. But soon, the accordion emoji we have discussed at such great length (as is our right, as the applicants for its approval!) will be going live on various online platforms. There’s a little vote going around to determine which new emoji people are most excited to see arrive, and we’re hoping we can get you all to send in a ballot on behalf of the humble squeezebox!

Anyhow, that doesn’t have much to do with this week’s episode of our hour-long weekly CFRO radio program, except that they are both entirely concerned with accordions! The program is of our typical mix, flitting lightly from style to style and visiting many different parts of the world. If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can listen to it as digital audio right here.  Here’s its playlist:

Listen to the crows cawing and construction grinding outside Bruce’s not-at-all-soundproofed-with-the-windows-open-in-summer recording at home #PandemicAmbiance.

Vote for the #AccordionEmoji at WorldEmojiAwards.com

* Pauliina Lerche – Vot I Kaalina – Katrilli (2002) – Finland – http://www.pauliinalerche.com/
* Bluesqueezebox – Election Day – This Old House (2014) – Austin, Texas, USA – bluesqueezebox.com
* the Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Goodbye – If I Had The Strength (2017) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://wwew.lemonbucket.com/ Marichka Marczyk, acc.
* Canailles – Jachère – Backflips (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Lau – Far From Portland – Live Series 1.0 (2020) – UK – https://revealrecords.bandcamp.com/music?filter_band=2156348365 http://www.lau-music.co.uk
* Tony Cedras – Black Brown Cheri White – Love Letter to Cape Town (2015) – South Africa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Cedras http://www.zurichsessions.com/featured-artists/tony-cedras/
* Iva Nova / Ива Нова – Through the Woods / Неведомо куда – UBA HOBA (2018) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://ivanovaband.bandcamp.com
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Babelouz – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be https://aventuramusica.bandcamp.com/album/cinema-novo Tuur Florizoone, acc.
* Pietro Roffi – Danse Chronique – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy – http://www.pietroroffimusic.com
* Acclarion – Anello Di Fuoco by D. Carovil – Shattered Expectations (2015) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.acclarion.ca
* Art Van Damme – It’s Easy to Remember – Squeeze Me 4: 1951-55 A Lesson In Bop (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1954) – USA – (search for this online, make sure to get the edition with the big booklet of notes)
* Hank Penny – Hillbilly Be-Bop [Alternate Take] – Hillbilly Be-Bop (1944-1950) (1949) – (Billy Liebert, acc. Speedy West, pedal steel.)
* Matthew Byrne – Farewell To Tarwathie – Horizon Lines (2017) – Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.matthewbyrne.net Aaron Collis, button acc.

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 2010-07-07: Accordion Comes Alive!

July 13, 2020

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From ten years ago, here is episode number 186 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast of plucky alt-accordion music from everywhere and in every style!  At its original online home, it achieved some 6946 listens, and we continue serving it up at the Internet Archive so that future generations might continue enjoying to listen to it as a digital audio stream.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-10-07-07, “Accordion Noir Comes Alive”

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Jack Velker – Best Kept Secret – Mojo Zydeco – Live (2006) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mojozydeco.com/
* BeauSoleil – Chez Seychelles (Extended Live Version) – Cajun Magic: Instrumentals From Louisiana (1998) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – http://www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/
* accordion death squad – vodka and eggs – Live @ Rapunzel’s 3-22-08 (2008) – Charlottesville…sort of, North Carolina, USA – http://www.myspace.com/accordiondeathsquad
* Bonga – recordando pio – Bonga Live (2004) – Angola, Africa / Paris, France – Francisco (Fusica) André, acc “We must live without harming others.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonga_%28musician%29
* Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Prelude And Yodel – When In Rome (1988) – UK – http://www.penguincafe.com/
* k.d. lang – Miss Chatelaine – Live By Request (2001) – Canada – http://www.kdlang.com/
* Martha Wainwright – Hudsonia [Live] (Garth Hudson, acc.) – Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record (2009) – New York, USA / Montreal, Canada – http://www.marthawainwright.com/
* Clifton Chenier – Intro and I’m a Hog for You Baby – That live album (We think this is from a documentary. Anybody know where? Great track.) – Louisiana, usa
* The Serfs w/Gary Sredzienski – Dancing Goats – Live on Local Motives on WMPG in Portland Maine (2004) – Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA – http://garysred.com/serfs.html http://www.theserfs.com/
* Hamster Theatre – Tick Fever – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – Dave Willey, accordion
* Rowan (with Tarkin) – Accordion or Rapier Wit? – Accordion Noir 2007-05-18 (2007) – http://www.tarkin.ca/
* Chango Family – Dice La Tarde – Babylon Bypass – Cd Live (2005) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Paris, France – http://www.lachangofamily.com/
* Po’ Girl – One Little City – Live (2009) – “All over Canada” – http://www.pogirl.net/
* The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band – Oasis (acc solo part – Tyson Naylor) – Live At The Cellar (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.noworchestra.com/bruce-freedman-and-his-african-groove-band
* Creaking Planks – Kalashnikov – 07-09-24 (live) (2007) – Canada – With added Rowan!With Rowan! http://ca.geocities.com/creakingplanks/ http://www.myspace.com/creakingplanks
* The Polka Floyd Show – Is There Anybody Out There? – Live!!! At The Ohio Theatre! (2009) – Toledo, Ohio, USA – http://www.polkafloyd.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – 10/01/07 9:19 PM – Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, Jan 10, 2010 (2010) – Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin http://www.squeezeboxcircle.org/
* World Music Orchestra – Tundri – 69 – Live from Vrbas, Serbia (2008) – Vrbas, Vojvodina, Serbia – http://www.myspace.com/tundri
* One Ring Zero – Mean Marcus – Live At Barbès (2008) – Virgina / Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.oneringzero.com/

This episode’s cover is: Frampton Comes Alive on accordion…!
(The fifteen-minute graphic-remix version.)

(Bonus re-remix:)

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Check http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for Vancouver-area shows and squeezing!

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 2020-07-08: Half-Way Empty

July 8, 2020
AccNoir 2020-07-08

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Please find attached all the information pertaining to this week’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s “Accordion Noir” radio broadcast, our typical heady mix of alt-accordion music in all styles from every corner of the globe!  If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can listen to it as digital audio right here.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-07-08, Half Way Empty?

(Feels like a particularly good episode. Great breadth of tunes and emotional impact.)

* Bindlestiff Family Cirkus – Bindlestiff Quarantine Theme – Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition (2020) – New York, New York, USA – http://bindlestiff.org http://www.peterbufano.com (with Sxip Shirey!)
* Sveta Kundish & Daniel Kahn – Mentshn-Fresser (1916 Yiddish Pandemic Ballad) – (2020) – – http://www.paintedbird.net https://youtu.be/RaYmQNgCtnQ Patrick Farrell: Acc. (video at https://youtu.be/RaYmQNgCtnQ)
* Guy Klucevsek – Mary Jane Leach – Guy De Polka – Guy Klucevsek: Polka from the Fringe (2012) – New York State, USA – http://starkland.bandcamp.com
* Mairearad Green and Mike Vass – Hail – A Day A Month (2017) – Ullapool, Scotland – http://mairearadgreen.bandcamp.com
* Milos Katanic – Memories Are Not Enough – Maggots & Other Chamber Music of Gene Pritsker (2020) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.genepritsker.com
* Tony Cedras – Yakal Nkomo (The Bull) – Love Letter to Cape Town (2015) – South Africa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Cedras http://www.zurichsessions.com/featured-artists/tony-cedras/
* Kalle Moberg – Wish Upon A Satellite – The Tokyo Sessions Volume 1: Unheard-of (2020) – Oslo, Norway – http://kamorecords.bandcamp.com (All acoustic, no overdubs, solo, equal-temperament accordion)
* Geoff Berner – The Rich Will Move to the High Ground (Klezmer Dirge version) – Geoff Berner Live at Or Shalom, 2020-05-10 (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com (Geoff’s first show in 3 months, July 10 in Chilliwack, BC!)
* Zöllner-Roche-Duo & Juan Sebastián Lach – Heather & Juan Sebastián – Zöllner-Roche-Duo & Juan Sebastián Lach LIVE in Mexico (2020) – London, UK – http://zoellner-roche-duo.bandcamp.com

I mentioned Denny Kremblas’ accordion teaching posters. They’re up at SqueezeAndThanks.com

(And Rowan will want viewers to know that he’s performing an hour-long streaming video set as part of this week’s “Accordion Fridays” program, presented by the Accordion Babes of pin-up calendar fame, starting at 6 pm PST.)

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 (attempt #2 at MacLean Park this Thursday evening!) Cheers & squeeze on!