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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-04-17: Back Feeling the Cold

April 17, 2019

 

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It’s true, Bruce is back from last week’s convention and sadly he seems to have picked up some sort of bug (or who knows, perhaps some truly viral content) along the way… so this week he’s back in the control room, putting the emphasis on playing music and not on chatting so much about this that and the other.  Which, well, y’know, you can get the full story from one of his half-dozen websites or his book… but only on the radio can you hear the music!  You can hear the music — the entire program, rather — as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive, and here is its playlist:

* “Adri” (Adrianne Lake) – Jacques Cousteau – Morning Glow (2007) – Canada
* Sver – Bow in the Eye – Fryd (2015) – Norway – http://www.SverFolk.com
* T.O. Combo – Combo Cumbia – T.O. Forever: Tohono O’odham Waila (2000) – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona – http://canyonrecords.com/shop/ http://www.canyonrecords.com/native_american_waila_and_chicken_scratch_music/
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – Croche – Mammoth Waltz (2012) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.LostBayouRamblers.com
* Minnie White – Dance With The Girl With The Red Dress On – The Hills Of Home (0) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.rambles.net/white_hills94.html
* Balún – I Shouldn’t Do This – Something Comes Our Way (2006) – Puerto Rico – http://www.balunonline.com/
* Anna Atkinson with David Occhipinti – Silver – Sky Stacked Full (2016) – Toronto – Halifax, Ontario, Canada – http://www.AnnaAtkinson.ca
* Kimmo Pohjonen – Keisari Aleksanteri – Murhaballadeja (2012) – Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/
* Dino Saluzzi/Palle Danielsson/Jose Maria Saluzzi – La Pequena Historia De…! – Responsorium (2003) – Argentina – http://www.saluzzimusic.com
* Didier Laloy & Kathy Adam – Valse Noire – Belem (2014) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ http://www.didierlaloy.be Laloy, diatonic acc.; Adam, cello.
* Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers – Vacant Heart

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-03-20: Pile-diving!

April 15, 2019

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Playing catch-up with our archives, here’s episode 120 of Accordion Noir radio from 10 years and a month ago.  Looking over the playlist, the only theme emerging seems to be the result of our standard modus operandi: these songs have nothing in common, no genre or locale, except for use of an instrument from the free-reed aerophone family.  At its original online home, it accumulated an astounding 10921 tracked listens, and you also can continue enjoying it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 20th, 2009, Pile Diving!

Playlist:
Artist — Song – Album (year) – Planet of Origin – Contact info
Antonio Sanches & Tchota Suari – Aian, Recondaçan di Amizadi – Music From Cape Verde (1994) – Funana music from Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa – on the Caprise label, but I got it from: http://www.cdroots.com/
Jeffrey Bützer – Bicycle Eater – The Garden of Scissors (2009) – Ile-de-France France – http://www.myspace.com/jeffreybutzer http://www.lona-records.com/artists/jefferybutzer.html
Chango Spasiuk – Señor O – Pynandi Los Descalzos (2009) – Argentina – http://www.ChangoSpasiuk.com.ar (We have to play some more of this record!)
The Jayhawks – Angelyne – Rainy Day Music (2003) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayhawks_(band)
Luftstråk (Kalaniemi, Hedin, Ahlbäck) – Gladan – Siska (2008) – Finland/Sweden – http://www.cdroots.com/
Trio Miyazaki – Caresse – Saï-Ko (2008) – Japan/France – http://www.daqui.org
Fremont & Ray Fontenot – Mazurka “Soleil Après Lever” – Louisiana Creole Music (1978) – http://www.folkways.si.edu
Geoff Berner – Song Written in a Romanian Hospital – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
The Bedouin – Cruel Justice – Gun Crazy (1991) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – (That’s Kevin from Vancouver’s Highlife Records on acc.)
Lead Belly – Laura (1947) – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – http://www.folkways.si.edu
Spektrum Lab – Rain Rave – Outside the Box (2009) – Canada – http://web.mac.com/limbery/Lens_Page/Spektrum_Lab.html
Baggerboot: Gunda Gottschalk, Peter Jacquemyn, & Ute Volker – Cascade I – Baggerboot (2005) – Wuppertal, Germany (x2) & Brakel, Belgium – http://www.utevoelker.de – Wow! we gotta play a whole show of this crazy stuff.

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This episode’s cover is from our show-opener, Music from Cape Verde, on the Caprice label in Sweden.

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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.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-04-10: Blaccordion Hole Sun

April 10, 2019

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Bruce was away this week, hyping up his accordion history book at a convention in Seattle, so Rowan dug deep into his sofa crevices to find some audio accordion curios to air this week.  Some are famous, some obscure, but as usual — quite a mix as we leap and skip across time and genre.  His hosting chops are a little rusty (or: getting warmed up for his birthday concert Sunday night!), but hopefully you enjoy his selections!  You can enjoy digital audio of the broadcast courtesy of the Internet Archive.  And now, here’s its playlist:

* Jodi Gilbert / Michael Moore / Ernst Glerum / Alexei Levin – What Goes Around Comes Around – The Voice is the Matter (1997)
* Creaking Planks (after Andy Fielding) – Accordion Noir theme
* Dr. Something – Life Is Good When You Have An Accordion – Puppies Are Nature’s Rainbows (2014)
* Ganja White Night – Champagne – Hybrid Distillery (2015)
* Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Brand New Friend – Easy Pieces (1985)
* Stompin’ Tom Connors – North Of Old Lake Erie – And the Hockey Mom Tribute (2004)
* Happy Johnny And Family – Soldier’s Joy – Jug in the Shade (1963)
* Elton John – Razor Face – Madman Across the Water (1971)
* Calexico – Across the Wire – Feast of Wire (2003)
* NOFX – Theme From a NOFX Album – Pump Up the Valuum (2000)
* Carolina Cotton – Hoosegow Serenade – Yodeling Blonde Bombshell, Vol. 2 (1949)
* New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars – Boozoo’s Breakdown – Boozoo Hoodoo (1995)
* Nelson Riddle – Accordion Willy (1957)
* Graham Gouldman – Love’s Not For Me – Animalympics (1980)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Forever And the Same – The McGarrigle Hour (1998)
* Karla Bonoff – The Water Is Wide – Restless Nights (1979)
* Richard Thompson – Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands – Rumor and Sigh (1991)

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 2009-04-21: Best of MySpace II

April 8, 2019

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From ten years ago, here’s the second, extended 90-minute installment of our “Best of MySpace Accordion” special, which you can consider Accordion Noir episode number 125.  This one was a podcast exclusive (no time limits and no CanCon requirements!) but the one thing for sure is that you can’t listen to any of these songs on MySpace anymore (except perhaps via the MySpace Dragon Hoard, but don’t count on it!)  At its original online home, it clocked some 14207 listens, but you can enjoy it as digital audio today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 2nd, 2009: Best of Myspace, pt. 2. (Podcast exclusive!)

Playlist:
Artist — Song -– Contact information

Below the Salt — Moroccan Grass Widows — http://www.myspace.com/belowthesalt
Cengiz Berkun — Incelik Dansi — http://www.myspace.com/cberkun
Rana Santacruz — Guajolote y Pavorreal — http://www.myspace.com/ranasantacruz
Angus Lyon — Washington Square Park — http://www.myspace.com/anguslyon
Foltin — The Tip of the Tongue — http://www.myspace.com/foltin
Nu — Romanian Sirba — http://www.myspace.com/nuklezmer
John Somerville — Elephant — http://www.myspace.com/johnbox5
Accordion + Tetris — f*** my wet c*** — http://www.myspace.com/accordiontetris
Ted Barker — that that — http://www.myspace.com/tedbarkermusic
the Four Bags — The Fall — http://www.myspace.com/thefourbags
Life is Sweet — Inflatable Buddha — http://www.myspace.com/inflatablebuddha
Trashcan Joe — For the Moon — http://www.myspace.com/trashcanjoe
Directorsound — They Came Alive — http://www.myspace.com/directorsound
Milkmachine — Whisky Flows Downhill — http://www.myspace.com/greatruss
Old Man Hands — Slip Away — http://www.myspace.com/oldmanhands
McDonald Broadband — Little Speeches — http://www.myspace.com/mcdonaldbroadband
Bellevue Jubilee — All About the Love — http://www.myspace.com/bellevuejubilee
Beyond the Pale – Diaphanous Charms — http://www.myspace.com/beyondthepale1
Thee Hoolies — Bones — http://www.myspace.com/theehoolies
Bowerbirds — Hooves — http://www.myspace.com/bowerbirds
Below the Salt — Mouth of Bloom
Patrick Spencer — Don’t forget about Dre (by Dr. Dre) — http://www.myspace.com/patrickspencermusic
Rowan Lipkovits — Snazzy Portland (by the Bad Mintons) — http://www.myspace.com/rowanlipkovits

In case you missed it the first time around, the earlier, on-air portion of our top Myspace picks can be found at https://archive.org/details/AccNoir20090403TheMyspace5000 !

This episode’s cover was lifted from a clip-art site. The Internet provides!

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These MySpace episodes were Rowan specials; if that’s a flavour you enjoy, you may want to consider joining him at the WISE Lounge this extraordinary Sunday night where he celebrates his 40th birthday on his accordion at the Second Voyage of the Ship of Fools, with Ehren Salazar, Travis the Magician, Al Mader the Minimalist Jug Band and friends of the Creaking Planks on deck.

That said, 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 2019-04-03: How’s About Some April

April 4, 2019

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Bruce is feeling the spring in his step, spurring him ever onward to do… well, what he would be doing anyway, which is of course sharing a wild assortment of squeezebox music representing a dizzying array of traditions. Here’s last night’s episode of the Accordion Noir radio program! You can download it courtesy of the Internet Archive. And now, here’s its playlist!

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* Sver – Ruf – Fryd (2015) – Norway – http://www.SverFolk.com
* Giants in the Trees – Nevermore – Volume 2 (2019) – Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA – http://giantsinthetrees.com/ Krist Novocelić, acc.
* Boogát – Mezcalero Feliz – San Cristóbal Baile Inn (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.BonsoundPromo.com Octavio Macchetto, acc.
* Didier Laloy – Test 1 Remix – S-Tres & V.O. (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
* Stuart Estell – Sister Ray – Birmingham, England, UK – https://soundcloud.com/lachenaliamusic/sister-ray-velvet-underground-cover-acoustic-w-concertina
* Geoff Berner – Half German Girlfriend – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Mekons – Andromeda – Deserted (2019) – UK, Global – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons Rico Bell, acc.
* Sivuca – Concerto Sinfônico Para Asa Branca – Sivuca Sinfônico (2006) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.sivuca.com.br/ Brasil
* Tony O’Leary – Rollick-N-Skipper/Irish Wash Woman/Chase Me Charlie/Irish Wash Woman – Pump the Box (2006) – Newfoundland, Canada/Celtic? – http://www.tonyolearymusic.ca/
* Orkestar Kriminal – El Corrido De Juan Meneses – RyOBRA (2018) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://orkestarkriminal.com
* Sver – Total Carnage – Fryd (2015) – Norway – http://www.SverFolk.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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (running at Spartacus Books this Thursday night from 7:30 through 9:30 pm!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-03-13: SoCanCanadian

April 1, 2019

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Now it is April, but we somehow still have three archival episodes of our accordion radio program to share from March 10 years ago.  Don’t worry, as we hit weeks in which shows never aired a decade past, we’ll be catching up.  By May it looks like we’ll be just about back in sync with our archives!  In the meantime, today we share our Very Canadian episode number 119, which accumulated some 45372 listens back at its original online home.  Today and going forward you can enjoy it courtesy of the Internet Archive, and to help enhance that enjoyment, here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 13th, 2009, Canadian-Squeeze!

Playlist:
Artist — Song – Album (year) – Planet of Origin – Contact info
Alexander Sevastian – F. Schubert. Moment Musicale In FM – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/
Paul Reddick (w. Garth Hudson, acc.) – Morning Bell – Sugarbird (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.paulreddick.ca
Wendy McNeill – Maybe – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Geoff Berner – One Shoe – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
Veda Hille – A Peculiar Value – You Do Not Live In This World Alone (1998) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.vedahille.com/
Mark Berube – Say It Ain’t So – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Marie-Josee Houle – Nuit verglassante – Monsters (2008) – Ottawa, Canada – http://www.uglysocks.com/
Daniel Thonon – Les Passantes; Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit – Trafic D’influences (1997) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.danielthonon.com/
Marijo Bonheur – La Reine Du Foyer – Eastern Swing (2007) – Montreal, QC, Canada – http://www.marijobonheur.com/
The Monster Show – When The Sky Would Be Full and Dark (crackly ending) – And in Our Final Days as Archipelago (2009) – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/monstershowmusic (Sounds like an acc, but word from the band is it’s a keyboard. Oops.)
The Burning Hell – Old World – Baby (2009) – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/
The O’Darling – Salut! – A Nice EP (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – theodarling.com
Daniel Thonon – À Chacun Sa Chaconne – Trafic D’influences (1997) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.danielthonon.com/
A.C. Newman (Brendan Ryan, acc.) – Young Atlantis – Get Guilty (2009) – Canada – http://www.acnewman.net/
The Tom Fun Orchestra – Bottom of the River – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/wp/index.php

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Now go get Rowan’s Movie-Night, ’cause it would be a shame to miss!
http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/137

This episode’s cover is Paul Reddick’s lovely, lovely Sugarbird.
http://www.paulreddick.ca/

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This is where we get to say, “Please support ethical and unusual media by becoming a member of Co-op Radio,” because we love you. HO HO HO!

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 (running this week at Spartacus Books from 7:30 through 9:30 pm!) Cheers & squeeze on!

The Cecilium: Lute-Shaped Squeezebox from 1836

March 31, 2019

Following up on the marvelous cello-shaped Mélophone. A related free-reed (accordion cousin) is the equally, if not more charming Cecilium. A French pump-organ harmonium shaped like a giant lute. It had a handle-bar across the front that you pumped like bowing a cello. And this one has video! Infinite bonus-points when you pick up an instrument from 1836 and play “Smoke on the Water.”

There’s a French wikipedia page with some photos showing the insides of a Cecilium, and they are spectacular. The little bellows at the bottom combined with the compact and beautifully laid out reed chambers at the top are exquisite. And all triggered by the fingerboard of little buttons on the neck. Feed my obsession, why don’t you?

There are a number of both Cecilium and Melophones in the Paris Philharmonic’s Museum of Music. Many fantastic photos there too.

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Looking around I found a few more photos of Melophones. One from Stephen Chambers of Concertina.com shows American melophonist John B Donniker holding one in playing position. Donniker was a blackface performer and composer of popular songs, who belonged to several minstrel companies in the 1850s and ’60s. I shall have to learn more about him.photo of man in 1860s suit, bowtie, mustache, holding a small cello-shaped melophone on his knees as if playing a guitar. With his left hand on the buttons on the neck, and his right hand pumping the bellows using a handle at the bottom of the instrument near his right knee.

Another great image, of a melophone being played in Istanbul in the 1860s-70s comes from the RecordingPioneers.com site.  (More on their pages.)Instrument
If anybody has one of these lying around, I’m sure I could find a spot for it.