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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-07-18: Jack Garton live!

July 19, 2018

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I gather that Bruce was there on Tuesday, enjoying a CBC musical nooner concert at which Jack Garton and his Demon Squadron were ripping it up.  In spirit, if not in person at least.  He knew Jack was in town and set up a live appearance on our radio program the following night! This isn’t the first time we’ve had Jack on the air (here he is with a rump … albeit core… Maria in the Shower eight years ago) but that was … a long time ago!  We’re only too thrilled to give you an update into his affairs, including his new album Love You Over Time.  You can listen to it over here as digital audio, and to give you a reason to do so, here’s the episode’s playlist:

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* Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – My Soul – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here (2018) – USA – http://www.ElvinBishopMusic.com Andre Theirry, acc.
* Clifton Chenier – Zodico Stomp – Bayou Blues (1955) – Louisiana, USA
* Jack Garton & Demon Squadron – Straight Line – Move the Mess Around (2016) – British Columbia, Canada – https://jackgarton.com
* Clifton Chenier – Clifton’s Boogie Woogie – Live! At The 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival (1966) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Jack Garton (live in studio premier!) – Same Old Feeling
* Geoff Berner – Rule Of The Road (With Apologies To Country Dick Montana) – Canadiana Grotesquica (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Jack Garton – I’m a Kid Who Sucks at Sports (Live in Studio!)
* Jack Garton – Magnolia – Love You Over Time (2018) – Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – https://jackgarton.com
* Clifton Chenier – Opelousas Hop [Take 4] – Zodico Blues & Boogie [Remastered] (1955) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialty_Records

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!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-07-18: German Fan-Club!

July 16, 2018

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This doesn’t happen often, by which I mean it never happened before nor since, but ten years ago, some faithful listeners dropped in on the 85th episode of their favorite podcast while on vacation in Vancouver. Galinda & Wolfgang Wiehler were visiting from Germany (with their instruments, as one does), and let Bruce know that he was one of the reasons they had picked Vancouver and could they sit in on an episode of that legendary broadcast? Bruce happily obliged and all our listeners (well, some 3235 people at our old website at least) got to enjoy this holiday high point, and we got to consider ourselves a minor tourist attraction. We have since learned that our festival (coming up in September) also drives some intercontinental traffic, so it just goes to show — sometimes by trying to foster your local accordion community, you build stronger bonds with the global one! But I digress. You can enjoy this archival recording as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive — here are the songs it contains:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: June 20, 2008, German Fan-Club!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:
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Galinda & Wolfgang Wiehler – Nuit Blandes – Live at my house (2008) – Vancouver, Canada / Witten, Germany! – http://www.lachanterelle.de/
Kepa Junkera – Hiri – Basque Country – http://www.kepajunkera.com/
Galinda & Wolfgang Wiehler – Listeren/L’araignée
Regis Gizavo – Samy Olombelo – Madagascar/France – http://regisgizavo.calabashmusic.com/
Jams – Fischshanty – Fisch (1998?) – founded, East Berlin, Germany – http://www.profolk.de/index.php?id=87
Trio Mio – Oresundmarsch – Stories Around A Holy Goat (2007) – Denmark – http://www.triomio.dk
Polkaholix – Ideal-Polka – Germany – http://www.polkaholix.de/
La Bottine Sainaite – Tigidoah Pack-Sack – J’ai jamais tant ri (2003) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.bottinesouriante.com
Kid Chocolat – Les Primitives de Futur (with Robert Crumb as token cartoonist, every band needs one) – World Musette (2000) – http://www.tempospectacle.com/artistes/primitif/primitif_presentation.htm
Galinda & Wolfgang Wiehler – Valhermeit (from Belgium, all their pieces were recorded earlier in the day on my digital camera.)
Moira Smiley & VOCO – A Sto Cemo – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.moirasmiley.com/

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This episodes “cover” is Galinda and Wolfgang!

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 2018-07-11: Convenience Show

July 12, 2018

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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir radio, in which we successfully gave out to a CFRO member (were you one, it could have been you! best to renew your membership now so you’ll be eligible next time around!) a pair of tickets to this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend. I don’t perceive any Folk Fest connection in Bruce’s playlist of the songs aired during last night’s episode, except perhaps as they might constitute the line-up of some idealized all-accordion folk festival performing for three nights only in his head, a very exclusive gig. Fortunately for everyone, you don’t have to be inside of Bruce’s head to hear this amazing set of songs — he reproduced it using his own music collection so you, too, can enjoy — online! — a front-row seat at the foot of the stage, carefully watching the left hands of the performers to see just how they’re getting those fireworks out of their instruments.

As if to demonstrate all the goodies that lie within, here’s the episode’s playlist:

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* Moon Tiger – Catch and Release – (2018) – Portland, Oregon, USA – https://moontigermusic.bandcamp.com/album/riot-rage-rejoice
* Yves Lambert Trio – Suite du Cap Breton et la déboulade – Tentation (2018) – Quebec, Canada – http://yveslambert.com/en/
* Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess – Waxia Special – Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess (2014) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.valcourrecords.com Kristi Guillory, acc.
* Alegria e liberta, featuring Valtonyc – Bella Ciao – (2018) – Spain / Belgium – http://homerecords.be/wp/produit/alegria-e-liberta-bella-ciao-ft-valtonyc/ Didier Laloy, acc.
* Broomsticks And Hammers – Lord Tunderin’ Jesus – Mirror Box (2017) – London, Ontario, Canada – http://www.BroomsticksAndHammers.com Michael Bonnell, acc.
* Franz Nicolay – The Migration Of The Cuckoo – Do The Struggle (2012) – Visit http://franznicolay.bandcamp.com
* Leon Sash Trio – Pennies From Heaven – I Remember Newport [Delmark DD-416] (1967) – Chicago, Illinois, USA
* Compassion Gorilla – Music For The People – Coalesce (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada – wwww.Leyatess.com Marley Daemon, acc.
* Baggerboot: Gunda Gottschalk Peter Jacquemyn Ute Volker – Cascade III – Baggerboot (2005) – Wuppertal, Germany (x2) & Brakel, Belgium – http://www.utevoelker.de
* Sagapool (excerpt) – Mon cousin joue du synthé – Sagapool (2012) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.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 2008-07-11: Miss Murgatroid

July 9, 2018

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In today’s 2008 archival selection from the Accordion Noir Classic back stacks, Bruce got a chance to match wits with one of his most longstanding alt-accordion idols, San Francisco’s onetime queen of effects pedal squeezebox dissonance, Miss Murgatroid, as she launched her latest album (“Hearts and Daggers”) in collaboration with rising star Petra Hayden… and setting the stage for her emergence from solo accordion retirement and feature set at the 2014 Accordion Noir Festival. But we get ahead of ourselves here, this recording still very much dates to the period where we would very politely ask her to please come play every year and she would laugh at such a ridiculous proposal and decline. Accordion Noir: very gradually making the ridiculous an historical inevitability!

At its original online home this episode set the alt-accordion podcast charts on fire with some 3703 downloads; you can judge its worth for yourself by checking it out at its new online “forever home” at the Internet Archive. And to help prove that we can make it worth your while, here’s the episode’s playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 11, 2008, With special guest Alicia Rose, aka Miss Murgatroid!

This episode’s “cover” is… Hearts and Daggers, the new album by Miss Murgatroid and Petra Haden! It’s being released in Canada tomorrow, August 19th! (Already available in the States.) Line up to get one like for a new cell-phone. File Under Music is the fabulous label, (and they’re Canadian too.) http://fileundermusic.com/

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Song – Artist – Album (date)
Another Day – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Hummingbird – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Railroad To Kali – Miss Murgatroid – Through Alien Empires (1997)
Something’s Wrong – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Tire Treadmill – Miss Murgatroid – Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (1993)
Interview with Miss Murgatroid! (pt. 1)
Fade Away – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Interview with Miss Murgatroid! (pt. 2)
We Formulate – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)

The early Murgatroid records are pretty rare. We go that extra kilometer to share them with you here on Accordion Noir!

(Did you catch the tiny fragment of We Formulate I dropped at the beginning of Hummingbird? Oops.)

Contact:
http://www.missmurgatroid.com/
http://www.petrahadenmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/missmurgatroidandpetrahaden

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 2018-07-04: the Curse of the Button Accordion

July 5, 2018

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This week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio was guest-programmed by Rowan, the silent second partner often boosting and hyping our squeezebox empire online but conspicuously absent on the air. Bruce had a family vacation scheduled and Rowan needed to come up with an episode. The usual problem: Bruce is the one with the accordion music collection, Rowan just plays the instrument. Did Rowan have enough opportunity to sniff around and suss out a full 60 minutes of worthwhile alt-accordion? He, uh, did not. But as a happy consolation prize, he discovered that Sharon Mannion’s one-woman-play, the Curse of the Button Accordion, about which we heard a great deal over social media but were unlikely ever experience firsthand without first visiting the United Kingdom, had been adapted into a radio play by the Irish state broadcaster. It’s a substantial production, weighing in at some three-quarters of an hour, so we almost certainly dramatically overstepped our bounds and built today’s episode around rebroadcasting the performance in its entirety.

(Also, we had a pair of tickets to the Sunday program of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival up for grabs. If you inquire soon, they may still be available to CFRO members in good standing!)

You can hear this week’s episode as digital audio via the Internet Archive, and to help sell you on it, here’s its brief but potent playlist in total:

Hotline Bling cumbia – Quantic (after Drake)
Accordion War – Young Dot
Accordion Noir theme – the Creaking Planks (after Andy Fielding)
the Curse of the Button Accordion – Sharon Mannion
Objection (tango) – Shakira

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 2008-07-04: What is an Accordion Show supposed to sound like?

July 2, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s a vintage recording from our Accordion Noir Classic vaults!  I can’t perceive any particular kind of theme to the playlist, but there are plenty of heavy hitters in the line-up regardless, like jazz greats Saul Berson and Gordy Fleming.  the Tiger Lilies, and … if Bruce is playing Joey Only, it’s probably because I was on the road playing accordion with them.  Festival season!  At its original online home I can see it was downloaded at least some 3599 times (hm, all these totals are approximate I can see — they reached a certain point, and then the counter conked out — so the real numbers are probably quite a bit higher), and in any case you can now (and forever, Paolo Soprano willing and the creek don’t rise) enjoy listening to it courtesy of digital audio hosted at the Internet Archive.  To get a taste of what great stuff lies within, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 4th, 2008

This episode’s “cover” is Toni Charuhas’ book “The Accordion.”
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Angelo Di Pippo — Polka Medley (the Hellena Polka, Clarinet Polka) — Accordion Party (1992) – Garden City, New York, USA – http://www.angelodipippo.com/
Bruce reading from Toni Charuhas’ “The Accordion” – (If anybody knows how to contact Toni, we’d love to interview her.)
Saul Berson Quartet – Middle Class Dance – Intricacy (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://cdbaby.com/cd/saulberson
Yeti – Bobby – Tapisserie (2007) – France/Netherlands – http://lecrideyeti.free.fr/
Flipron – Curtains – Fancy Blues and Rustique Novelties: Thirty Nine Minutes In The Merciless Hands Of Flipron (2004) – Glastonbury, UK – http://www.flipron.co.uk/
Gordon Fleming – The Things We Did Last Summer – According to Gordie: 1948-1990 (2002) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
Michael Occhipinti – Jolla – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.thesicilianjazzproject.com/
Amanda Jayne – Circo Volante – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon
Tiger Lillies – Banging in the Nails (from Myspace) – The Brothel to the Cemetary (1996) – http://www.tigerlillies.com/2003/index.php
Joey Only Outlaw Band (with Rowan on acc!) – Fire On Anarchist Mountain – Fire on Anarchist Mountain (2008) – http://www.joeyonly.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 this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-06-28: Nathan Abshire Day with Jenny Andersen

June 28, 2018

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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir radio kicked off with dual focuses before settling down into our regular heady melange of all kinds of everything.  First we opened with a couple of tunes by Nathan Abshire, Cajun accordion revivalist of the 1930s-70s, and then opened up the floor to local accordionist Jenny Andersen, whose show “ACCORDION LESSONS: Life Lessons From a Squeezebox” opens tonight and runs through the end of the month in the theatre at Havana as part of the second annual Impromptu Cabaret Festival.  You can hear it (the episode, not Jenny’s show, you have to go out and buy a ticket for that one) as digital audio, but we’ll give you a peek at the playlist so you have a better idea of what to expect:

* Nathan Abshire – Domino Two-Step – J’ai Été Au Bal (I Went To The Dance) (1) (1970) – Louisiana, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Abshire
* Nathan Abshire – Musician’s Life – Pine Grove Blues (1968)
* Jenny Andersen – Mild Mannered Maverick
* Jenny Andersen – Storybook
* Minnie White – Irish Breakdown – The Hills Of Home (1994) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.rambles.net/white_hills94.html
* Zohra El Fassia – Mayli Sadr Hnine (side 1) – Gharamophone.com (1956) – Algeria/Morocco, North Africa – https://gharamophone.com/2018/06/25/zohra-el-fassia-mayli-sadr-hnine-pathe-c-1956/
* Zohra El Fassia – Mayli Sadr Hnine (side 2) – Gharamophone.com (1956)
* Renato Borghetti – Mercedita – Accordionist (1995) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.renatoborghetti.com
* Rudy Sooter – Won’t You Be My Buckaroo – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1938) – Harley Luse (1897-1968) acc. (Luse and guitarist/basist Sooter worked with Tex Ritter)
* Jenny Andersen – It’ll All Be Worth It
* Jimmie’s Saddle Pals – Limehouse Blues – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1941) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Might be George Bamby’s earliest recordings, age 20. Live on stage at Lyle’s Frontier.)
* El Gran Silencio – Cumbia lunera – Chuntaros Radio Poder (2000) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, México – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Gran_Silencio

 

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!