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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-01-16: Sixteen-O’Clock High

January 17, 2019

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A little late in the day for announcements, but never too late to announce that last night’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio is now online and available for the enjoyment of online listeners!  Bruce was celebrating a number of distinguished accordionist birthdays, resulting in… our standard round-the-world pan-genre melange.  You can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive!.  Also, I’m sure Bruce would appreciate if I tip you off to the good work he’s doing mounting a campaign to get an accordion emoji (or perhaps a few of them) added to every smartphone in the world.  Then, last night’s playlist!

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* Mahotella Queens – Hakenyake – Kazet (2005) – South Africa / Madagascar – http://www.marabi.net Regis Gizavo, acc. (RIP)
* Queen Ida – La Femme duDoight – Queen Ida & Bon Temps Zydeco Band on Tour featuring Al Rapone (1986) – San Francisco, CA, USA
* Aydin – Half-Gramme Holiday – Space Affects The Spectator (2005) – Pennsylvania, USA – https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/aydin – Mark Russell, acc.
* Gogol Bordello – I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again – Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (2005) – Romany / USA, etc. – http://www.gogolbordello.com/gogolnews/
* Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra – Xo Tango – Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow (2012) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.ttmo.ca
* Newport Electric – Safe And Warm – Thin Wild Mercury (2018) – London, Ontario, Canada – http://www.NewportElectric.com Roger Osmond, acc.
* The Boxcar Boys – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Don’t Be Blue (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.theboxcarboys.ca
* The Creole Belles – La Valse Minuit – Creole Belles (2008) – Louisiana, USA
* Sister Species – Lost in the Finding – Heavy Things Do Move (2018) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – http://www.sisterspecies.com
* Peter Wyper – Lion Quadrilles Figure 4 – Melodeon Greats (1910) – Scotland, UK – http://www.topicrecords.co.uk
* Stupid – Whatever You Say – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.com/
* Clifton Chenier – Let’s Rock A While – King Of The Bayous (1965) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Anthony Galla-Rini – Come Back to Sorrento – Galla-Rini, and his Accordion, accompanied by Charlotte Laughton Tinsley at the Harp – USA – From an album of three 78 rpm records. http://stores.shop.ebay.com/The-Classical-Free-Reed-Inc__W0QQ_armrsZ1
* Nightengale – Dick Contino – Something For the Girls – Something For the Girls – California, USA

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 2009-01-02: Rowan and Natasha Enquist New Years!

January 14, 2019

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Just in case you’ve forgotten our weird mission, we’re continuing to share archival episodes of our radio program from ten years back, just to churn the sediment and circulate all the goodness we put into the old programs for the benefit of listeners who may not have been tuned in a decade ago.  That said, we’ve somehow slipped behind two weeks.  We will eventually catch up, but in the meantime we have this archival recording of Accordion Noir episode #109, our first broadcast of the new year of 2009, to share with you.  What made it special wasn’t just that it was the first of the year, but that it included a visit by our local squeezebox queen Natasha Enquist.  (Not in her first visit — we hosted her the previous March also — but they’re all great!) At its original online home this episode racked up some 3949 listens, but you can go on and continue enjoying it forever courtesy of its mirroring over at the Internet Archive.  Now here’s the playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 2nd, 2009, Rowan and Natasha New Years!

Artist — Song – Album (Year) – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (so you can get it.)

Natasha Enquist – Auld Lang Syne (originally at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWzttRZlyNo) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/aspekt_girl
Amelia Curran – War Brides – All the Ladies – http://www.ameliacurran.com/
David P. Smith – Hurtin’ Dance Party – Robot Twin (BC, Canada) – http://www.inflatableeye.com/music.html
Natasha Enquist – Sous le Ciel de Paris (orig. at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50QIllXlrUg)
Amelia Curran – War Brides – Scattered & Small – http://www.ameliacurran.com/
les Fleurs Brisées – Glory Box (from myspace at http://www.myspace.com/lesfleursbrisees) – BC, Canada
les Fleurs Brisées – Shadow of Your Smile
Altai kai, accordion throat singing (orig. at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bcLlvP7ZFk)
Natasha Enquist live in the studio – Autumn Leaves
Bobby McFerrin and the Motion Trio – the Heart (orig. at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd78u7f9bwU)
Natasha Enquist live in the studio – Where Is Your Heart (song from Moulin Rouge)

that was that (almost all Canadian!), but I’ve just seen a new Motion Trio / Bobby Mcferrin video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfEuN4i_ocg ! How exciting. See you soon!

This episode’s cover is Natasha! (Shoulda been in the calendar.)

“Over here on the island of misfit instruments, any rough edges or skewed qualities are almost entirely what constitutes charm.” –Rowan L.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-01-09: Januarily OK

January 10, 2019

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“French writer Francis Carco plays accordion, January 1936. AFP/Getty Images”

A new year is here and filled with fresh wind in his sails as he sees the end of his book-publication journey in sight, Bruce loaded last night’s episode of Accordion Noir radio with a generous helping of new specimens of the kinds of songs we’ve been playing all along — a wild mix by favorites old and new of tunes that we may not have given that much love to in the past. It’s a new year, baby, let’s give all the love. You can hear it online as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive! Now here’s its playlist:

* Spirit Of The West – D For Democracy (Scour The House) – Spirituality: 1983-2008 – The Consummate Compendium (Book 1) (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://sotw.ca
* Geoff Berner – Dance And Celebrate – We Are Going to Bremen to be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Lau – Banks Of Marble – Beginners Guide To Celtic CD2 Teine Geal – Bright Fire (0) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – http://www.lau-music.co.uk Martin Green, acc.
* Matuto – Thousand to Three – The Devil and the Diamond (2013) – Brazil; South Caroline, New York City, USA – http://www.MatutoMusic.com
* Sagapool – Mon cousin joue du synthé – Sagapool (2012) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/
* Buddy DeFranco & Tommy Gumina – Gone with the Wind – Presenting the Buddy De Franco – Tommy Gumina Quartet (1961) – USA – https://www.jazzwax.com/2011/05/buddy-defranco-and-tommy-gumina.html
* Gato Libre – In Lausanne, In January – NOMAD (2006) – Japan – http://www.satokofujii.com Satoko Fujii, acc.
* The Band Of Holy Joy – Who Snatched The Baby? – Mojo Presents: Panic, 15 Tracks of Riotous ’80s Indie Insurrection! (1986) – UK – http://www.bandofholyjoy.co.uk
* Vishtèn – Les Clefs De La Prison – Horizons (2018) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; and Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net/
* The Scarring Party – Woke Up With Fangs – Woke Up With Fangs (2011) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – Visit http://scarringparty.bandcamp.com
* Orkestar Kriminal – Moyshele Stolyer – RyOBRA (2018) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://orkestarkriminal.com
* Firewater – This Is My Life – The Golden Hour – New York City, NY, USA – https://firewatermusic.bandcamp.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 2008-12-26: Rowan’s Faves of 2008

January 6, 2019

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All right, I don’t know how this happened, I must have somehow fallen behind posting from our archival selections a decade ago over the holidays, because we are now distinctly in 2019 and I’m still sharing back episodes from 2008.  But they’re good episodes, well worth sharing, so I can’t just skip lightly over it!  This one, episode #108, was part of our annual year-in-review programming — I would re-listen to an entire year’s worth of episodes, 52 hours of them, taking especial note when a song cropped up that hit my mainline and tickled my fancy.  Here they are, my absolute favourites of all the songs we aired in 2008 — the top 2 percent of everything we played that year.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3036 times, and now thanks to the Internet Archive squeezebox enthusiasts of the world can continue enjoying it indefinitely into the future!  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 26, 2008, Rowan’s Best 2008

Artist — Song – Album (Year) – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (so you can get it!)
Lady Angelina – Fur Fellini – C’est Quoi L’amour? (2006) – Borgerhout (Antwerp), Belgium – http://www.ladyangelina.com/
http://www.ladyangelina.com/
Gordon Fleming – Caravan (1) – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
Jordi Rosen – Caravan – Madame Xavier (2001) – Montréal, Quebec Canada –http://www.myspace.com/jordirosen
Anna Ternheim – To Be Gone (Naked version) – Last FM garble version (0) – Sweden – http://www.annaternheim.com
Kaiku – Tieni Vie – (off Myspace) – Brasil / Finland / New York City – http://www.kaikumusic.com/
Amy Denio & Petunia – Hanonew – To Lie Tenderly (2002) – Seattle, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
Hellblinki – Hope – Oratory (2008) – Ashville, North Caroline, USA – http://www.hellblinki.com
Didier Laloy – Orgue d’Eglise Remix – S-Tres & V.O. (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
Egberto Gismonti – Sanfona – Blue Note Trip – Jazzanova – Scrambled (2006) – Brazil – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egberto_Gismonti Brasil
Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible – Tijuana Sound Machine – Tijuana Sound Machine (2008) – http://nacionalrecords.com/media/ http://www.myspace.com/nortec
Rob Curto – Estrado do Sol – Festival du Bois, 2008 (2008) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) / Brazil – http://www.forroforall.com/live/
Jo Ann Castle – Bumble Boogie – Accordion in HI-FI (1959) – http://www.joanncastle.com/
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Nakam (6,000,000 Germans) – NY Demo – Detroit-New York, USA / Berlin, Germany – http://www.paintedbird.net/
Sagapool – Hublet – Épisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com
Amanda Jayne – Bent Sticks – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain –www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon
Nathan – Big Galoot – (2008) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/homepage.html

This episode’s cover is Jordi Rosen’s record Madame Xavier.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-01-02: New Year’s Play-Date

January 3, 2019

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Last night I got to start the year off right by sitting in with Bruce at the Co-op Radio control room and helping to hold down the year’s first episode of Accordion Noir Radio (while feverishly finishing off the e-mail list reminder — which you can see here, or subscribe to here — for tonight’s first-of-the-year instalment of the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!)  It was a lively program, full of choice tunes by heavy-hitters in their respective accordionic genres, and thanks to the Internet Archive you can enjoy listening to it here even if you weren’t parked by your radio last night at 10 pm.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Southern Scratch – Auld Lang Syne – Chicken Scratch Christmas (Waila music) (1995) – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona – http://www.canyonrecords.com
* The Pogues – USA – Peace and Love (1989) – Ireland/UK – http://www.pogues.com/
* Vishtèn – Bi Bi Box – Horizons (2018) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; and Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net/
* The Hands Free – Kellam’s Reel/Rusty Gully – The Hands Free (2018) – New York, USA – http://www.thehandsfree.com Nathan Koci, acc.
* St. Vincent – The Strangers – Actor (2009) – Dallas, Texas, USA – http://ilovestvincent.com/
* Sister Species – In Orbit – Heavy Things Do Move (2018) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – http://www.sisterspecies.com
* Neko Case – Dreaming Man – Canadian Amp (2001) – Tacoma, Washington, USA – http://www.nekocase.com/
* Gotan Project – Paris, Texas – Lunático (2006) – Paris, France – http://www.gotanproject.com/
* The Irish Heather Sessions – T-Shirt In Winter Boys – In The Heather (2002) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.intheheather.com Amy Stephen, acc.
* Wintermitts – Coniferous – Heirloom (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://wintermitts.bandcamp.com Tina Tew, acc.
* Ratas En Zelo – Cuchi – Despertar (2018) – New York City, NY, USA – http://ratasenzelo.bandcamp.com
* Devics – Living Behind The Sun – My Beautiful Sinking Ship (2001) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.saralov.com/about-1/
* Longest Night Ensemble – Mid Winter’s Waltz – Not Too Dark (1999) – Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada – http://www.longestnight.ca/home.php

(Nice face-melting solo, Bruce!)

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 tonight! at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-19: Christmas Squeeze

December 31, 2018

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Friends and subscribers, clearly we have gotten tripped up in the holiday season, falling behind in our re-sharing episodes from a decade hence even as we’ve been feverishly stepping up the pace at which we’re mirroring them at the Internet Archive.  Usually keeping in lockstep isn’t so critical, but when the active period covers the Christmas holidays, it does tend to inform the content such that … people may not be interested in hearing it at other times of year.  But since it’s not even New Year’s yet (well, not quite for another couple of hours), let’s see if we can’t get caught up here.  This is Accordion Noir  episode number 108, which racked up some 3331 views back in its first decade at our old online hosting; you can continue enjoying it through future holiday seasons up at the Internet Archive.  And to help complement the link to the hot, juicy recording, here’s the list of the songs included in it:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 19, 2008, Christmas Squeeze, 2008

Artist — Song – Album (Year) – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (so you can get it!)
Patković, Denis – Variatio 14 a 2 Clav. – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations & Tiensuu, Erz (Patković) (2007) – Germany – http://www.denis-patkovic.com/v1/en/
The Pogues with Kristi MacColl – Fairytale Of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pogues
Cam Penner – Balsam Fir (Merry Christmas Sir) – Christmas Single EP (2008) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.campenner.com
S. G. Sinnicks – Jesus Was A Refugee (acc. Michael Boguski) – Red Meat & Blue 88’s (2008) – “union made and proudly Canadian” – http://www.sinnicks.com/
Rowan – Ballad of the Carpenter – Ewan Macoll
Vagabondage – Zombie Christmas – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.myspace.com/vagabondageband http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWneVhHZ0m0
Alberta Vikings – Jingle Bells Fantasy – composed by the late great Canadian Accordionist Dixie Dean who appeared on Canadian radio and television in the 50’s and 60’s. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BimKwbZA2jk
Southern Scratch – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Chicken Scratch Christmas – Native, Tohono O’odham, Arizona, USA – http://www.canyonrecords.com/cr8101.htm
Ksenija Sidorova – Concert f-moll “Winter:” Largo – Ad libitum… – Latvia, London, England (she sent this to us, thanks Ksenija!)
Rowan – The Grinch – Accordion Noir (2006 Christmas show) – Canada
Solterre – O’ Come All Ye Faithful (12 Century Medieval hymn) – Songs of Solstice (2007) – Slocan Valley, BC, Canada – http://www.kootenaykind.org http://www.kindmusic.org
Accordion Maniac – Kling Kling Glockchen Klingelingeling (German Christmas Song) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6p07dcwQw
‘Accordance duo’ – Alexander Shirunov and Nadia Guseva – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – final examination at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory – Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2007) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AiQj15aLU
Ol’ Pal Irwin (Irwin Chusid) (in a live Rowan mash-up!) – Santa Clause is Coming to Town – Stay Free! Magazine Presents: The Best and Worst XMas 2004 – http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/
Patković, Denis – Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations & Tiensuu, Erz (Patković) (2007) – Germany – http://www.denis-patkovic.com/v1/en/

This episode’s cover is Rowan’s little angel with Cthulhu, doing a holiday duet (but whose holiday?) The shirt is from Okkervil River, we hope to play them soon: http://www.okkervilriver.com/green.php

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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, yikes, this Thursday evening from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-12-26: Holy Boxing Day, Batman!

December 26, 2018

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Just earlier today there Bruce was, sitting in my living room, gamely answering innocent guests’ questions about accordion history.  Then mere hours later, little did we realize he’d be airing Komar and Melamid’s renowned “Most Unwanted Song”.  We’ve broadcast it before but never, I believe, before 2 in the morning.  If this programming selection was caused by something that took place at the snack table in our living room, we have to take credit for it, because you can’t just go setting that one off haphazardly without a full understanding of the consequences.  It is, of course, a seasonal tune — whatever the season! — and the remainder of the episode consists of our typical whirlwind world tour through necessary crossroads of global noir accordion culture.  If you’re ready to send off the holidays in style, go avail yourself of the Internet Archive’s hosting of the episode as digital audio.  Playlist follows:

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* The Coup – We’ve Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green – Sorry To Bother You (2012) – Oakland, California, USA – Robbie Levin, acc. (and accordionist Gabby La La on sitar!)
* The Pogues – Young Ned Of The Hill – Peace and Love (1989) – Ireland, England – http://www.pogues.com
* The Chieftains Feat. Ry Cooder – Canción Mixteca (Intro) – San Patricio (2010) – Ireland/México – http://www.thechieftains.com/
* Le Vent Du Nord – Adieu du village – Adieu du village (2018) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.leventdunord.com/
* Komar & Melamid and Dave Soldier – The Most Unwanted Song (Christmas-time!) – The People’s Choice Music (1997) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Unwanted_Song http://www.ubu.com/sound/komar.html http://www.wired.com/listening_post/2008/04/a-scientific-at/
* The Tiger Lillies – Bankrobbers Blues – Low Life Lullabies (1998) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Nate Trier – Record One Dronecore – Connecticut, USA – https://natetrier.com https://soundcloud.com/triermusic/record-one-dronecore “I used dice and made some piano-and-accordion-and-audio-artifact drone core.”
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Sumu – 8 Armed Monkey (2005) – USA, Finland – (Vlaanderen Blues?) http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/index.php
* Twin Limb – Long Shadow – (2015) – Louisville, Kentucky, USA – http://twinlimb.com/music.html Lacey Guthrie, acc.
* Twilight Hotel – Shadow of a Man – Highway Prayer – Canada
* Screamin’Deal – The One Girl In The World – Neato Mosquito! (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.ScreaminDealBand.com Kirill Maximov, acc.
* Joseph Petric – Klucevsek’s Web – Euphonia – Solo Works For Accordion (2005) – Canada/USA (not CanCon) – http://www.gr8accordion.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!