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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-06-22: Solstice is as Solstice Does

June 23, 2022
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And a very Glad Midsommar to you, too!

Welcome back to Bruce, who celebrated his birthday off at the Leavenworth Accordion Festival last week and just breezed back into town realizing that he had an episode of our weekly hour-long radio program he needed to toss together to air last night! Fortunately, if Bruce rummages around in his couch cushions for loose accordion tunes, he’s still able to pull out a rich haul. Hear it for yourself! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-06-22, Solstice is as Solstice Does

A scattershot effort on Bruce’s part, having just returned from the Leavenworth Accordion Festival and a week or so traveling with his elderly parents. Good and weird tunes thrown together at the last minute just goes to show how rich the squeezebox pickings are.

* Natasha Enquist – ‟4 Weltgeist” –  (2015) – Victoria, BC, Canada (and now Berlin, Germany) – http://www.natashaenquist.com
* La Strada – ‟The Mountain Song” – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – https://lastradaband.bandcamp.com/album/new-home-2
* David Krakauer – ‟Dusky Bulgar (Featuring Klezmer Madness! & Socalled)” – KRAKAUER David :Live In Krakow (2003) – Manhatten, New York, USA – www.davidkrakauer.com  Will Holshouser, acc
* Kal – ‟Cohano” – Romology (2013) – Romany / Belgrade, Serbia – https://www.kalband.com
* Padraig Rynne – ‟Strawberry Sun” – Notify (2013) – Ireland – www.padraigrynne.comhttps://padraigrynne.bandcamp.com
* Anthony Galla-Rini – ‟Love Come Back to Me” – 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
* Guy Klucevsek – ‟Peter Zummo – (The) Who Stole the Polka” – Polka from the Fringe (2012) – New York State, USA – http://starkland.bandcamp.com
* Brave Combo – ‟Mystery Spot Polka” – Polkas For A Gloomy World (1995) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Jaron Freeman – Fox And The Opposite Of Everything – ‟People Are Strange” – Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite Of Everything (2013) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – jaronfreemanfox.com
* Ten In The Swear Jar – ‟Famine” – Accordion Solo! (2005) – Palo Alto – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Stewart_(musician) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accordion_Solo!
* Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters (Helen Carter, acc.) – ‟Blue Skies & Sunshine ” –  (1952) – Maces Spring VIRGINIA, USA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDDvVsfk-D8
* Conjunto Bernal – ‟Myrta” – Mi Humilde Corazon – Texas, usa – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Tapia eta Leturia – ‟Fandango Tristea” – Dultzemeneoa – Canada Tour 1996 (1992) – Basque Country, Europe – http://www.tapialeturia.com/
* The Shee – ‟Our Bottle” – Murmurations (2015) – Scotland (mostly) – http://theshee.bandcamp.comhttps://theshee.com  Amy Thatcher, piano acc.
* I.K. Dairo M.B.E. – ‟Ore Arakunrin Temi” – Planet Squeezebox (Disc 3) (1995) – Nigeria, West Africa – Isaiah Kehinde Dairo  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._K._Dairo

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 2012-06-06: Out of the Box Tango

June 20, 2022
AccNoir 2012-06-06

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 288 of CRFO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast, featuring a heady melange of squeezebox music styles from around the world.  This episode had a focus on tango music, specifically due to its central role in Michelle Mulder‘s book “Out Of The Box“, and features extensive interviews with Mulder and bandoneonist Jonathan Goldman.  You can enjoy listening to the episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Sweatshop Tango Ensemble – Paralalo – De La Main À La Boca (2006) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, acc. http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/

* Bruce Triggs – Michelle Mulder – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)
* Sweatshop Tango Ensemble – El Marne – De La Main À La Boca (2006) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, acc. http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/

* Bruce Triggs – Michelle Mulder – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)

* Bruce Triggs – Jonathan Goldman – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)

* Sweatshop Tango Ensemble – Danzarin – De La Main À La Boca (2006) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, acc. http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/

* Bruce Triggs – Michelle Mulder – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)

* True Jive Pluckers – Danzarin – Three Days in February (2008) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon. http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/

* Bruce Triggs – Jonathan Goldman – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)

* Ildo Patriarca – Aromas de Montmartre – Argentina – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhnAMwtBhnc (Suggested by Jonathan Goldman)

* Bruce Triggs – Jonathan Goldman – Michelle Mulder and Jonathan Goldman interview (2012)

* True Jive Pluckers – La Cumparsita – Three Days in February (2008) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon. http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/

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 2022-06-15: Bandcamp for Justice, and Bruce is Gone to Leavenworth

June 16, 2022
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Bandcamp is at it again, with one of its special fundraising Bandcamp Friday initiatives passing along the company’s cut of sale profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It’s as good an excuse as any to buy accordion music from that platform, which offers vast realms of that good stuff, which also constitutes the musical content of this week’s episode of our weekly hour-long CFRO Co-Op Community Radio Accordion Noir broadcast! This week’s episode has been pre-recorded, freeing Bruce up to go peddle his wares at the nearby Leavenworth Accordion Festival, so if you find yourself in the Cascades, please swing by and say hello!
If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-06-15, Bandcamp for Justice, and Bruce is Gone to Leavenworth

Support racial justice in the US this Friday, June 17, when Bandcamp is giving its profits to The NAACP Legal Defense Fund. All tonight’s artists are on #AccordionBandcamp so click the links below and a better world for artists and us all:
https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/juneteenth-fundraiser

Hang out with Bruce at the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration this weekend (Thurs-Sunday, June 16-19)! Get signed copies of his Accordion Revolution book, talk accordions, grab stickers and swag, and see some actual musicians too! I’ll be wearing a mask, you probably should too. Too many tours are being cancelled, really hurting musicians. (See Topette! on tonight’s show.)
https://www.accordioncelebration.org

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – ‟Tune Up” – ASTEUR (2019) – Broussard, Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.com/
https://lostbayouramblers.bandcamp.com
* Topette!! – ‟Year of The Metal Rat” – Bourdon (2022) – UK / France – https://www.topette.co.ukhttps://topette.bandcamp.com Andy Cutting, Diatonic acc and melodeon
* Inge Thomson – ‟Paper Sea” – Da Fishing Hands (2014) – Scotland – https://ingethomson1.bandcamp.comwww.ingethomson.com
* Elye Cuthbertson – ‟Baker’s Dozen (feat. Lauren Eva Ward)” – Covid 19 Compositions (2020) – London, UK – https://elyecuthbertson.bandcamp.com  (Fundraiser for Musicians in times of COVID)
* Ol’Crocodile – ‟l hate my landlord” – EP (2014) – Quebec, Canada – http://olcrocodile.bandcamp.com
* Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma – ‟Down South Kosher” – The Triumph of Assimilation  (2021) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – https://jewofoklahoma.bandcamp.com/album/the-triumph-of-assimilation
http://www.jewofoklahoma.com/  Dylan Blackthrone, acc
* Piñata Protest – ‟Seen, Unseen” – Piñata Protest: Plugged In Session (2011) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://krtu917fm.bandcamp.com
* Avelino e Orlando Pantera – ‟Nha Lutcha” – Pour Me A Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde (2019) – Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa – http://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com
* Boozoo Chavis – ‟The Spotted Cow Died” – Hey Do Right (1997) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA – Visit http://antonesrecords.bandcamp.com
* Sapo – ‟1000 Violets” – Accordion Babes 2019 (2018) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://sapoooo.bandcamp.com
* Dsd (Derrick Stacey Denholm) – ‟I Resort To Books” – Norsk Drag (2006) – Prince George, BC, Canada – https://dsd-dronetsuga.bandcamp.com
* Jean Luc Nest – ‟New CIME 3” (single, 2022) – France – https://jeanlucnest.bandcamp.com/
* Nathalie Weider – ‟Wiesbaden (So nah)” – Akkordeon-Session (2022) – Münsterlingen, Switzerland – https://www.nathalieweider.chhttps://nathalieweider.bandcamp.com Acc, Goran Kovačević
* Hailu Mergia – ‟Wegene” – Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (2013) – Washington, DC, USA / Formerly, Ethiopia, East Africa – https://hailumergia.bandcamp.com
* Our Native Daughters (Amythyst Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell) – ‟Black Myself” – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – USA – https://www.amythystkiah.com
https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters
https://ournativedaughters.bandcamp.com  (Dirk Powell, 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 2012-05-30: My How has May

June 13, 2022
AccNoir 2012-05-30


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From 10 years and two weeks ago, here’s an archival episode — number 287! — of CFRO Co-op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  I don’t perceive any theme beyond a number of songs whose attribution information have rendered specific accented characters incorrectly, using Unicode characters whose support was possibly not ubiquitous at that time… which means that the show’s theme was likely another mixed grab-bag of songs from all over the place, or at least all over Europe and its colonies.  You can enjoy listening to this recording as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Nathan – Jimson Weed – Jimson Weed [Bonus Track] (2004) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/homepage.html

* Los Gauchos De Rold‡n – Shote De Don Lorenzo (Shote) – Puntas De Arerungu‡ (2005) – Uruguay – http://www.folkways.si.edu/

* Luiz Carlos Borges – Vaneirao Bachiano – Gaucho Rider (1992) – Argentina – http://www.luizcarlosborges.com

* Renato Borghetti – Pega Leve – Accordionist (1995) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.renatoborghetti.com.br/eng_default.asp

* Chango Spasiuk – Tierra Colorada – Pynandi Los Descalzos (2009) – Argentina – http://www.changospasiuk.com

* Anne Niepold – GraminŽes – Terrain Vague (2011) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/

* KV Express – Malis – D-Sensation (2010) – Belgium – http://www.sophiecavez.sitew.com/#Presentation.A

* Swift Jewel Cowboys – Bug Shuffle – Public Domain Country or Western; 1930s; 78rpm (0) – Memphis, Tennesee, USA – http://www.archive.org/details/SwiftJewelCowboys-01-10

* 17 Hippies – Son Mystere – Heimlich (2007) – Berlin, Germany – http://www.17hippies.de

* Robert Burton Hubele – Don’t Worry Baby – Highway of Dreams (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.roberthubele.com Ron Casat, acc.

* The Crackling – Keep Me Drunk – Ashen (2012) – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – thecrackling.com

* Piccola Bottega Baltazar – La Bella Listilina – Il Disco Dei Miracoli (2007) – Veneto, Italy – http://www.piccolabottegabaltazar.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-06-08: Almost Bruce’s Birthday Abortion Rights Fundraiser!

June 9, 2022
AccNoir 2022-06-08
You can find these buttons (and much more!) available for sale at Bruce’s Etsy shop

Given the US Supreme Court’s recent throwing Roe vs. Wade into jeopardy, Bruce has decided to celebrate his imminent birthday by taking a stand (with accordion music, as is his style), and letting the world know that we celebrate abortion rights. Accordionically. It’s a difficult theme to coax out of the material we have to work with, but he went and shook down some of his favorite women accordionists for relevant tunes to include in this week’s episode, so we hope you enjoy their guest curation!

If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to this unique episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-06-08, Almost Bruce’s Birthday Abortion Rights Fundraiser!

Join us and Donate to Support Abortion Rights in the States
National Network of Abortion Funds
https://abortionfunds.org/

This episode is inspired by our #AccordionTwitter friend Rebecca Lentjes, formerly known as ‘the abortion musicologist.’ https://twitter.com/rsl318

“Sonic Patriarchy and Anti-Abortion Harassment” is part of her work contesting the environment of intimidation surrounding abortion clinics in the US.
http://rebeccalentjes.com/

From Bruce: I missed mentioning on the air that this weekend is my 54th birthday. Please donate to share good wishes. 🎂
https://abortionfunds.org/

Tonight’s Playlist: Thanks for all these musicians’ powerful work. You can support them by following these links:
*  Vancouver Girls Rock Camp Radio! (Twice a month on Co-op Radio) – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – Newfoundland, Canada – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Lynn Harrison – ‟Protester” – Something More (2019) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.lynoleum.com/ Ed Michael Roth, acc
* Gaizca Project – ‟#MeToo” – Gaizca Project : Ialma, Manu Sabate, Inaki Plaza, Ciscu Cardona, Nicolas Scalliet (2019) – Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia – https://homerecords.be/wp/produit/gaizca-project/http://es.inakiplaza.com  Iñaki Plaza, Basque trikitixa acc.
* Mary Beth Carty – ‟Juanita” – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.comhttps://marybethcarty.bandcamp.com
* Wendy McNeill – ‟Maybe” – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Ratas En Zelo – ‟Ratas” – Despertar (2018) – New York City, NY, USA – http://ratasenzelo.bandcamp.com
* Story – ‟If I believe in god, will it make you free?” – Things left unsaid… (2009) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada – https://www.instagram.com/storyallegory/
* Lankum – ‟The Granite Gaze” – Between The Earth And Sky (2017) – Dublin, Ireland – http://lankumdublin.com
* Amanda Palmer – ‟A Mother’s Confession” – There Will Be No Intermission (2019) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – https://amandapalmer.net
* Natasha Enquist – ‟Unbroken Girl (White Rose remix)” – Accordion Babes Calendar (2018) – Victoria, BC, Canada / Berlin – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/www.natashaenquist.com
* Iva Nova / Ива Нова – ‟Mother’s cry / Кричала мать” – UBA HOBA (2018) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://ivanovaband.bandcamp.com
* BGKO: Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra – ‟Djelem Djelem” – Imbarca (2014) – Barcelona, Spain – https://bgko.org/https://bgko.bandcamp.com
* The Mad Maggies – ‟Dark Matters [Feat. Maggie Martin]” – Accordion Babes Calendar (2011) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/http://www.themadmaggies.com/

Jak King’s song request for the Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra
https://twitter.com/jakking49/status/1532820698917265408

Renee de la Prade suggested we include an accordion version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” in this playlist, but the only one we were able to find was my own, somewhat goofy, Stupid Accordion Tricks version recorded last year to commemorate the transition of IWD March into April Fool’s Day. I don’t believe it worked its way into this episode, so I’ll tack it to the bottom of this playlist instead. Enjoy!

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 (meeting in-person at the new Commercial Drive Spartacus Books location next week!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-03-28: Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists

June 6, 2022
AccNoir 2012-03-28


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(Painting of Jenny Conlee by Liouxsie’s Art.)

For a long time, this blog would get two posts every week: one announcing that week’s new episode of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, and another one announcing, for the benefit of those who missed it the first time around, the new online availability of the episode we had aired ten years previously.  Around February of 2012, however, we entered into a “dark ages” in our historical record, where recordings we thought had been filed and saved securely, we later learned… had not been.  In some cases we only have textual playlists describing the songs we had aired that week; in other cases we don’t even have that.  However, we didn’t lose all recordings for the rest of the year — rather, our historical record from that point on can be described as “patchy”.

One thing for sure, however, is that having fallen out of the habit of being able to reliably post the episode we’d aired ten years prior, where such specimens now exist it has been easy to overlook them and breeze past them without marking the occasion.  That would be a shame, because there’s still a lot that is golden and evergreen about these back recordings!  In this specimen from March of 2012, for instance, our 278th episode… Bruce enjoyed the opportunity to interview one of his squeezy heroes of the 21st-century accordion revival, Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists and Black Prairie.  Ordinarily we would have been hoping to have shared it with you over three months ago, but … better late than never!  You can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive, heck, I’m going to air it as a repeat for our Apple and Google and RSS podcast subscribers… and here’s its playlist: 

* The Decemberists – Rox In The Box – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 1, Welcome and Bluegrass Festival workshops – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 2, Favorite Accordions – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – June Hymn – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 3, Amplification – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Oceanside – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 4, Composing, Other Bands – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Black Prairie – A Prairie Musette – (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 5, Other Accordionists – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Black Prairie – Ostinato Del Caminito – (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 6, Teaching and Fans – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Down By The Water – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 1] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 7, Susan G. Komen – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Leslie Ann Levine – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 1] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 8, Pogues closing – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* KMRIA (Kiss My Royal Irish Ass) – Bottle of Smoke – Tractor Tavern in Seattle, 3/13/2009 (2009) – Portland, Oregon, USA – Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists, acc. http://www.facebook.com/pages/KMRIA/59560036995
* The Decemberists – The Mariner’s Revenge Song – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Jenny Conlee, 102.7 stinger – (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.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 2022-06-01: June of the Month Club

June 2, 2022
AccNoir 2022-06-01
Thanks to the Old Town School of Folk Music Facebook group for the image!

It is now the month of June and June is, as you can see, Accordion Awareness Month. Chances are if you were not previously aware of accordion music, you probably have not found your way to this website, but there is always room to become more aware. Help your friends get a leg-up by playing last night’s hour-long episode of our weekly alt-squeezebox broadcast from CFRO Co-Op Community Radio on the line-in during your carpool commute! Here it is, our standard heady melange of free reed aerophone music in different styles and genres representing cultures from different parts of the planet! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-06-01, June of the Month Club

Coming next week: Accordion Noir’s Bruce’s Birthday Abortion Rights Fundraiser!
Let us know if you’ve got a song you’d particularly like us to play on that show.

Mentioned on this episode:

Ethiopian/American jazz organist/accordionist Hailu Mergia is touring this summer and Awesome Tapes from Africa has his latest record on sale for 20% off during June with code “hailuback2022”.
Go to https://hailumergia.bandcamp.com/album/yene-mircha
Tour dates:  linktr.ee/hailumergiatour

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – Newfoundland, Canada – Tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Dorlene Love – ‟Cool Cool Anarchy” – We got this back when they were on MySpace! (2007?) – Stockholm, Sweden – http://www.dorlenelove.com/  Now they’re: https://www.crashnomada.com
* June Tabor – ‟Johnny O’ Bredislee – Glory Of The West” – Aleyn (1997) –  Warwick, England, UK – http://www.junetabor.co.uk/
* The Angstones – ‟Ega” – When Ahab Met Moishe (1994) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – http://www.northernjourney.com/cdnfolk/book/artist/angstones.html
* Figgy Duff – ‟The Gypsy” – After The Tempest (1982) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada   – http://www.ambermusic.ca/artist_figgyduff.htm
* Tin Hat Trio – ‟Helium Reprise” – Helium (2000) – San Francisco, California,  USA – https://www.tinhattrio.com/
http://www.robreich.com Rob Reich, acc; Tom Waits, voc
* Hailu Mergia – ‟Semen Ena Debub” – Yene Mircha (2020) – Washington, DC, USA / Formerly, Ethiopia, East Africa – https://hailumergia.bandcamp.com
* Bivolita Quartet – ‟Chosidls fwr2” – fwr2 mixes june 2013 (2013) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – My friend Christina Crowder’s group.
* Amy Thatcher – ‟The Last Dance” – Solo (2019) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com (Amy also plays in The Shee and the Monster Ceilidh Band)
* Guy Kulcevsek – ‟Grooved Shoulders” – Dancing On The Volcano (2009) – Staton Island, NY, USA – www.guyklucevsek.com/
* The Marvin Sewell Group – ‟The Journey” – The Worker’s Dance (2005) – Chicago, Illinois / New York, NY USA – www.MarvinSewell.com  Rachelle Garniez and Joe “Sonny” Barbato, acc.
* The Gourds – ‟Hooky Junk” – Heavy Ornamentals (2006) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.thegourds.com/  Claude Bernard, 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 2022-05-25: What May We Do?

May 26, 2022
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End view of a hexagon-shaped bass concertina, with finely-cut ornate wooden fretwork.
Cormac Begley’s “B” Bass Concertina Record (The CD is shaped like a concertina!)

Greetings, squeezy friends, and welcome to another episode of CFRO Co-op Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast! This week’s theme turned from news of the day to the need for change growling out of Cormac Begley’s base concertina and on from there.

If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-05-25, What May We Do?

Rational Gun Laws in the US:
https://www.everytown.org

Ukraine Fundraiser Albums:
https://peaceforukraine.bandcamp.com
https://artdopomoga.com/music/

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – Newfoundland, Canada – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* The Coup – ‟We’ve Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green” – Sorry To Bother You (2012) – Oakland, California, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry_to_Bother_You_(album)  Robbie Levin, acc.
* Our Native Daughters – ‟You’re Not Alone” – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – Canada / USA – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughtershttps://ournativedaughters.bandcamp.comhttp://www.rhiannongiddens.com  Dirk Powell, acc.
* Cormac Begley – ‟The Cobbler & Downey’s (Polkas)” – “B” (2022) – West-Kerry, Ireland – www.cormacbegley.comhttps://cormacbegley.bandcamp.com The first bass-concertina record ever.
* Aranis – ‟Ouverture” – Songs From Mirage (2009) – Belgium – http://www.aranis.be/  MaRjolein Cools, acc.
* Manran – ‟’Crow Flies’” – Peace for Ukraine (2022) – Scotland – https://manran.co.ukhttps://peaceforukraine.bandcamp.com
* Alec Kopyt – ‟TramDub” – Rusishe krigshif, shif zikh in dr’erd -Jewish Voices Condemn russia’s War Against Ukraine, Vol.1 (2022) – Odessa, USSR / Amsterdam, The Netherlands – https://artdopomoga.com/music/  Member of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band: http://www.aleckopyt.com
* Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores – ‟Wings of the Magpie” – Sister Death (2012) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA  (Home of HP Lovecraft!)  – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/
* Gunshai – ‟Our Voices Are The Mirrors Of Our Souls” – Traveling Without Memory (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rowan Lipkovitz, acc.   http://www.thekonspiracygroup.com/gunshae.html
* D. Raylene Campbell – ‟Idols of the Children + accordion” –  (0) – Canada – http://www3.sympatico.ca/freereed/ray.htm
* Mark Berube – ‟War Without An End” – What The River Gave The Boat (2007) – Montréal, Québec, Canada –
* Cormac Begley – ‟Slán Le Maigh (Slow Air)” – “B” (2022) – West-Kerry, Ireland – www.cormacbegley.comhttps://cormacbegley.bandcamp.com The first bass-concertina record ever.

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 2022-05-18: Petosa Accordions is Turning 100!

May 19, 2022
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Black Petosa piano accordion. Text from book cover: Petosa accordions, 1922-2022, an American Accordion Story. A Four-Generation Family Legacy Honoring the Accordion, the Musicians, and their Unique Place in American Culture. by Joseph Petosa Jr. American Accordion Press.

Our home base of Vancouver, BC, has not had a dedicated home for accordion repairs and sales for many a long year, an absence acutely felt since Renzo Faoro’s “Accordion House” on Renfrew closed up shop. We are fortunate enough to have regional hubs in other major cities a few hours’ travel away — Tempo Trend in Victoria, a ferry trip away, and if the US border is less of an impediment for you, the splendid Petosa Accordions in Seattle (Lynnwood, to be specific), where it has presided for… well, as we’re celebrating in this week’s episode, for what is now a century! In honour of the occasion, they are publishing a book chronicling the family’s bumpy hundred years in the squeezebox business, and we are dedicating this week’s episode of our weekly hour-long radio broadcast on CFRO Co-Op Community Radio 100.5 fm to their achieving this milestone — by sharing a selection of accordion recordings demonstrating the range and breadth of musical territory covered by the instrument over the past century. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-05-18, Petosa Accordions is Turning 100!

Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration!
Come hang-out with Bruce and pick up his Accordion Revolution book
June 16-19, Leavenworth, Washington (in the mountains 180 km east of Seattle)
https://www.accordioncelebration.org

Petosa Accordions, Seattle, Washington
Happy Centennial Anniversary!
Looking forward to their new book, by Joseph Petosa Jr.
Petosa Accordions 1922–2022: An American Accordion Story
www.petosa.com (Official release party at the Leavenworth Festival I believe.)

Thanks to Sandi Doughton from the Seattle Times PacificNW Magazine for writing about Petosa’s centennial, and inspiring this episode! Read her Petosa story here!

Thanks for supporting Accordion Noir on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio
https://coopradio.org/donate/

Here’s 100 years worth of Accordion recordings!
With a few extra tracks to show how the last few decades has seen a rich revival of the instrument.

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – Newfoundland, Canada – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/ https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Alfred Montmarquette – ‟Mademoiselle Aimée = [Miss Aim” – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1928) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – www.nlc-bnc.ca
* Amédé Ardoin – ‟Valse De Mon Vieux Village” – I’m Never Comin’ Back: Pioneer of Louisiana French Blues 1930-34 (1934) – Eunice, Louisiana, USA / New York City – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys – ‟Kentucky Waltz (alt take)” – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 [Disc 1] (1945) – Recorded in Chicago – With Sally Ann Forrester, and the original bluegrass accordion (everything that came later is just a footnote in the accordion story).
* Alice Hall Quartet – Live Performance, Reno, Nv. – ‟How High the Moon” (1950s or 60s?) – The Alice Hall Sound: Trio, Quartet, and Live Performance. – Los Angeles, California, USA – Not sure what year she recorded this. We had to search for years to find a copy of these privately released tapes. Let me know if you want them, I’m happy to share what I’ve got.
* Clifton Chenier – ‟Louisiana Blues” – Louisiana Blues And Zydeco (1965) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – Chenier’s big single from his first Arhoolie album. https://folkways.si.edu/clifton-chenier/louisiana-blues-and-zydeco/2005-edition
* Art Van Damme Quartet – ‟How Will I Forget” – Squeezing Art & Tender Flutes (1972) – USA, Recorded in Germany – http://www.artvandamme.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPS_Records
* angel corpus christi – ‟Blank Generation” – I Love New York (1985) – San Francisco, California, USA – Originally by Richard Hell and the Voidoids (of course) http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Guy Klucevsek – ‟Waltzing Above Ground” – Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (1991) – Staton Island, NY, USA – www.guyklucevsek.com https://xirecords.bandcamp.com/album/flying-vegetables-of-the-apocalypse
* Gilberto Gil – ‟Juazeiro” – As Canções de Eu Tu Eles (Music From The Film Me, You, Them, film soundtrack) (2000) – Brasil (Brazil) – http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/album/gilberto-gil/music-from-the-film-me-you-them-soundtrack (Cicinho played accordion on this Quiz Gonzaga tune)
* Alexander Sevastian – ‟J.S. Bach. Organ Fugue In Dm” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Sevastian
* Dark Cloud – ‟Dark Cloud” – Giants in the Trees (2017) – Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA – http://giantsinthetrees.com  Krist Novoselić, acc.
* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Blue Pills & a Pink Sweater” – Blissful State of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – http://www.suadbushnaq.com/
https://suadbushnaq.bandcamp.com Adis Sirbubalo, acc
* Walt McClements – ‟Factory Bath” – In The Deep Drift You Will Find The Most Serene Of Lullabies (2022) – Los Angeles, California, USA – https://americandreamsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-deep-drift-you-will-find-the-most-serene-of-lullabies
http://lonesomeleash.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 2022-05-11: Still Driving for Co-op Radio Funds!

May 12, 2022
AccNoir 2022-05-11
Just kidding, that’s not us, it’s Gary Sredzienski enjoying great success fundraising for 91.3 FM WUNH at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Here it is, last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast! I don’t know if Bruce had a theme this week beyond “here’s what’s going on in my corner of the accordion world” — this year’s Eurovision accordion number has washed up (yay, Moldova!) and Bruce just returned from presenting at the first annual Powell River Accordion Festival! The big story of course is that our parent radio station is fundraising, and you could help us out a lot if you sent a little financial support its way. Bruce elaborates in his comments below, so read on! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

THE SPRING DRIVE IS ON!
A generous donor offered to match each donation up to $10.000!

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* Bill Davis Trio – “Bring the Money In” – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA (1954) – http://www.globaldogproductions.info/o/okeh-45s.html
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Jo-el Sonnier – ‟Johnny B. Goode” – Live In Canada (1996) – Rayne, Louisiana, USA – https://stonyplainrecords.bandcamp.com
http://jo-elsonnier.com
* Selo i Ludy – ‟Du Hast” – Bunch One (2019) – Ukraine – https://www.facebook.com/seloiludy/
Get merch to support Selo i Ludy: https://selo-i-ludy-store.creator-spring.com
* DLÙ – ‟Anmoch” – Moch (2022) – Glasgow, Scotland  – https://www.facebook.com/dluband/ Zach Ronan, acc
* Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – ‟Trenulețul” – First Semi-Final – Eurovision ’22 (2022) – Maldova – https://eurovision.tv/participant/zdob-si-zdub-and-fratii-advahov-22
* Playfair – ‟Film Inside My Head” – Playfair Redux (2022) – Barcelona, Spain – https://playfair-the-band.bandcamp.comhttps://playfair.rocks
Was UNusual Suspects, Rachel Playfair, acc.
* Fang – ‟Fang Steals Hearts” – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php
* LJ Mounteney – ‟Mama Danced” – LJ Mounteney Blues (2022) – Victoria, BC, Canada – https://www.ljmounteney.com/ Debra Peters, acc.
* Evalyn Parry – ‟She Rides” – Spin (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.evalynparry.com/
https://evalynparry.bandcamp.com/album/spin
* Manu Champagne, Didier Laloy and Damien Chierici – ‟About a Girl” – Folk Nevermind (2022) – Belgium – (Folk versions of Nirvana songs) http://www.folknevermind.be/https://didierlaloy.be
* El Toto Café – ‟Absinthe” – Bourbon in my coffee (2014) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* Rob Harbron – ‟Women & Wine – Tumbler’s Hornpipe” – Meanders (2019) – UK – http://www.robertharbron.com/
* The Waterboys – ‟The Trip To Broadford” – Room To Roam (1990)
* The Waterboys – ‟Further Up, Further In” – Room To Roam (1990) – Scotland / Ireland – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waterboys Sharon Shannon, acc. Reasons to Live Book/record shop in Gibsons, BC gave me this CD for free because it was scratched up. But I polished it with toothpaste and it plays! https://reasonstolive.bigcartel.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!