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Accordion Noir Festival Fundraiser Ringtone Album!

November 30, 2016

Support the Accordion Noir Festival this season by sharing our premier Accordion Noir Ringtone Album! Your favourite Festival artists have donated a stack of cellphone ringtones so you can have Accordion Noir in your pocket all year long!

The Creaking Planks can help if you’re planning to interrupt a boring meeting. Miss Murgatroid‘s electronic accordion feedback will definitely wake you up in the morning. Schedule Jack Garton or Geoff Berner to liven up boring moments at the movie theatre. Even organize a flash-mob to join in at your next accordion concert! Carefully choose your phone’s personal squeezebox anthem by Wendy McNeill, Scott Dunbar, Barbara Adler, Katheryn Peterson, or try out Andy Fielding’s Accordion Noir Theme.

 

 

How it works: Send the Accordion Noir Society (sponsor of the Festival) a donation (you decide how much… $5, $20, $500?) and we will send you an epic eight-minute album filled with custom-made ringtones by some of your favorite Accordion Noir Artists. You can read about individual artists and preview tracks here.

Our campaign runs throughout December and we are aiming to raise $3000 to pay for our charitable status application and related set up costs. Your donation to this project will help make future Accordion Noir Festivals possible in a very real way. You can donate via:

  • Donate to the Accordion Noir Festival by PayPal here Donate Button
  • Interac E-Transfer via our email info@accordionnoirfest.com
  • Real-World Donations can also be sent to: Accordion Noir Society #1 – 139 West 11th Ave, Van BC V5Y 1S8, cheques payable to Accordion Noir Society.

 

When you’re ready to rock your Ringtones, here’s some instructions:

Donate to support the Accordion Noir Festival! (Feels great so far. What’s next?)

Ringtones should be emailed to you (with these instructions). Click to open the zipped folder to access the different formats for different phones.

Android:
You need a file browser app to move the .ogg or .mp3 ringtone files into the Ringtones and/or Notifications folders. May then require a reboot of your phone.
Lots of instructions out there like:
http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-to/android-basics-add-your-own-ringtones-notification-sounds-0169520/

iPhone:
Drag the .m4r format ringtones into iTunes. Sync phone. Should be available.
Trouble with iPhone? https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3792

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-03-23: Drafty Old Playlist

April 26, 2017

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While we’re all caught up with our current radio episodes, we have fallen behind in sharing the selections from our historical archives, which we’d hoped to issue in lockstep a decade apart.  Now we’re separated by a whole month, but fortunately it won’t take long to make up that difference.  This here is Accordion Noir episode number 16 from way back on March 23rd, 2007 (during, in case you had forgotten, the very middle of the night.)  At its original online home it garnered some 3304 listens, but we hope that at its new, forever home at the Internet Archive it will go on to be enjoyed at least that many times again — so in case you’ve forgotten, go over there and give it a spin!  Here’s, uh, a good stab at its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 23, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Another drafty (Incomplete old) playlist.

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

All New Music from this week’s Post!

Bucovina, Shantel, Gypsy Groove (Putamayo), Germany
Panic Attack, Buttersprites, Japan/Seattle, USA, 2005
REpression, Good Luck Boys, Purely Cosmetic, USA/Japan, 2007
The Abandoned Brain (Robyn Hitchcock), Rowan, Canada/UK
#8, Ayde Mori
#4, Kajto, Flugdrako, Netherlands/Esperanto!, 1989
Asakusa Jinta, Tokyo East End Rockers, Japan, 2007
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Rowan, Canada/UK
Hymn of the Kraken, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys,
Cool Cool Anarchy, Dorlene Love, Gypsy/Sweden, http://www.dorlenelove.com/
Te Necesito, El Tambor de la Tribu, Afinando los Cueros, Guatemala
Damak (Ronggeng style), Zulfan Effendi Lubis (arkodéon/accordion), Indonesia: Smithsonean Folkways 11: Melayu Music Of Sumatra And The Riau Islands
Brooklyn Research, Will Holshouser, Singing to a Bee, USA, 2006

Thanks again 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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-04-19: Western and Countries

April 25, 2017

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One thing’s for sure: once we get caught up, we stay caught up.  Here’s last week’s episode of the weekly Accordion Noir Radio program, disrupted at the last minute with the sad news of Dick Contino’s passing.  For a limited time, you can enjoy a digital audio stream of it, or if you prefer, here’s the permanent mp3 version for local download.  (And to enhance that enjoyment, find below the complete playlist of all the songs included in that episode!)

* Attwenger – Muamen – Sun (2002) – Linz, Austria – http://www.attwenger.at/
* The Jerry Cans – Northern Lights – Inuusiq (2016) – Iqaluit, Ninuvet, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
* Blackthorn – Market Town – Mug of Brown Ale – Market Town (1996) – British Columbia, Canada –
* Sivuca – Pau Doido – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.sivuca.com.br/
* Windkraft Acht – Sally Brown – Op De Wilde Vaart (0) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – http://www.arhoolie.com/world/windkracht-acht-op-de-wilde-vaart.html
* Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys – You’re So Different – (0) – – Billy Liebert acc; Speedy West, pedal steel. http://westernswing78.blogspot.com/2007/10/hank-penny-his-radio-cowboys-set-2.html
* Cliffie Stone – Bye Bye Blues – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1947) – – (Billy Liebert, acc. From “Dinnerbell Roundup Time,” 1947-48)
* Jill Barber – Sous Le Ciel De Paris – Chansons (2013) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.jillbarber.com Drew Jurecka, acc.
* The Band Of Holy Joy – Who Snatched The Baby? – Mojo Presents: Panic, 15 Tracks of Riotous ’80s Indie Insurrection! (1986) – UK –
* Mbuyiseni Mtshali’s Concertina – Dumazile – Excavated Shellac (0) – –
* James Brown – Irish Jigs – Melodeon Greats (1911) – Scotland, UK – http://www.topicrecords.co.uk (With notes by Keith Chandler.)
* Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, Robbie O’Connell, Billy McComiskey and Tim Collins – McNally’s Row Of Flats – Absolutely Irish (2008) – Ireland / USA – http://www.compassrecords.com Tim Collins, concertina; Billy McComiskey, acc.
* Nathan Abshire – Partie A Grand Basille – The Good Times Are Killing Me (1975) – – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Abshire
* Dick Contino – To Each His Own – 12 Immortal Songs (0) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.dickcontino.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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2009-05-29: Pirates, Porn and Dick Contino

April 20, 2017

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We’re breaking sequence a little bit here: it’s the end of an era — last night marked the death of the last of the golden age accordion sex symbols, Dick Contino.  So here’s an episode from our back stacks on the occasion of his visiting town to support a local charity.  Perhaps due to its seemingly lurid-to-search-engines name, this episode is one of our most-downloaded of all time (clocking in 12260 plays at its original home) … help yourself to a good mp3 download filled with a hearty serving of bellows shake.  And a moment of silence…. and now a moment of “Lady of Spain”.  OK, here you go — here’s the episode’s playlist!

Guro von Germeten – Drown Me Sailor – Demo CD (2008) – Norway! – http://www.myspace.com/gurovongermeten
The Gin Club – Fear Of The Sea – Fear Of The Sea (2005) – Brisbane, Queensland Australia – http://www.theginclub.com.au/inner.html
The Amazing Rolo/Groanbox – Sea Bone remix – Groanbox remixes (2006) – Brooklyn (USA), and East London (U.K.) – http://www.groanboxboys.com/
Dick Contino – Moonglow / Tenderly – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964 – It’s hard to dig up these dates!) – http://www.dickcontino.com/
Dick Contino – Caravan (1950) – on the net at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYobsZm-Vkk
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Miserable End of Captain Alonso – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
Dick Contino – Blues (American in Paris) – An Accordionist in Paris (1956)
Rotgut Run – Pete Contino – Los Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.myspace.com/petecontinoband
Kevin Finseth – a sea of grey – The Return (2004) – Canada – http://www.highlifeworld.com/kevin_alpha.htm
Dick Contino Moon River / Canadian Sunset – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964)
“Maakies” at Sea – “Fear of Fire” – Soundtrack to an animated short of the “maakies” comic strip… falling back on the accordion to beef-up its nautical trope. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH432AFoDU8
I Get You Home – Dick Contino – (from the Movie “Daddy-o.”) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQkWw1OdBA0
Salty Dick (Richard Docker, PhD) – Bell-bottom Trousers – Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004) – Rhode Island, USA – http://www.saltydick.com/contents.htm

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Don’t miss the big Dick Contino Vancouver fundraiser for the Michael Cuccione Pediatric Oncology Laboratory at the Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:30pm
Tickets advance $75 after May 15, 2009
Federico’s Supper Club
1728 Commercial Drive 
Vancouver, BC
Tickets available from: 
Rickey Mann 604-270-2708 & Third Party Events 604-202-9801

For more on Mr. Contino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Contino

This episode’s cover is: Dick Contino’s self-titled album of 78s on Magnolia Records in 1947, released by bandleader Horace Heidt, who put Contino under contract and featured him on his weekly radio show, the Horace Heidt Original Youth Opportunity Program, where the teenager became a star.
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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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-04-12: April Secret

April 19, 2017

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Good morning!  Demonstrating that we’re still on the wagon, here we are with last week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio, promptly served up within a week or your money back!  For a limited time, you can enjoy it as a digital audio stream, or if you have more permanence on your mind can we recommend the mp3 download?  Now to enhance your listening enjoyment: the list of songs we aired!

* Guy Klucevsek – Four Portraits [For Michael Cunningham]: Laura (Mrs. Brown) – The Well-Tampered Accordion (2004) – Staten Island, New York State, USA – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Hot Rocks Polka – UHF (1989) – USA
* Eliza Carthy – Tom Brown – Rough Music (2005) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/
* Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra – Bonny Bunch Of Roses/ Jock Brown’s 70th – Heavy Wood (2015) – UK – http://www.JezHellard.com
* Éraste Carrière (born 1901) – Halleluya (John Brown’s Body) – Louisiana Creole Music (1978) – Mallet, Louisiana, USA – http://www.folkways.si.edu “John Brown’s Body.” Battle hymn of the republic
* Don Brownrigg – Stuck In The Middle – It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World, I Find) (2013) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.donbrownrigg.ca Don played his own accordion!
* Allison Brown – Mr. Valentine’s Dead – Viper At The Virgin’s Feet (2010) – London, Ontario, Canada – AllisonBrown.ca
* Tin Ear Tanner – Brown’s Ferry Blues – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1946) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Art Wenzel, acc.)
* Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos featuring Bill Haley (voc) – My Palamino And I – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1): Rocket 88 (1949) – – http://www.propermusic.com/ Johnny Grande, acc.
* Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown – Royal Telephone – The Music of the Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown (Philo 1019) (1975) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.iambaybie.com
* Cavela Ortiz Y Brown Express – Besos Y Copas (Ranchera) – Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960 – 2000 – The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz [Disc 3] (1977)
* Bill Mankiss – Sweet Georgia Brown – Bill Mankiss CFGM Rhythmaires (0) – Canada – LIVE Radio Broadcast from the 60’s

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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-04-05: April Surprises

April 12, 2017

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We swore we’d do it, and we did it: all caught up with posting all our recent, current episodes of the Accordion Noir radio program online!  Of course, a new one hits the airwaves tonight and we’ll be instantly behind the 8-ball again, but that’s all just part of the fun of being alive.  You can hear last week’s episode as a digital audio stream or if you prefer, the mp3 download is also a compelling option (and the more permanent of the two).  And to enhance your listening, here’s the playlist telling you about the songs we were playing!

* Bachtopus – Contrapunctus 1 from The Art of Fugue – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.com
* Los Lobos – Jenny’s Got A Pony (Album Version) – Wolf Tracks: The Best Of Los Lobos (1990) – East Los Angeles, California, USA –
* Mary Beth Carty – Henri – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.com
* Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters – Dissimilar to Locusts – Hiding Plastic Spiders 7″ (2011) – International Man of Mystery – Visit http://jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com
* Marcel Messervier – La belle époque – Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle & Accordion Music from Across Canada (1995) – Québec, Canada – Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place, Memorial University of Newfoundland, http://www.mun.ca/mmap/
* Tony Hall – Shallow Brown – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 1] (1978) – – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* KV Express – Rose – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Tracy Chapman – Woman’s Work – Matters Of The Heart (1992) – –
* Ray Elliot Band – Joshua’s Canyon – Prairie Mountain Resonator (2017) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – rayelliottband.net Gillian Snider, acc.
* The Carter Sisters with Chet Atkins – Heartbreak Trail – Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins (Carter Family) (1950)
* Adam Ørvad –
Johann Sebastian Bach – French Ouverture, BWV 831: Gavotte I & II – Wing Span: Contemporary Danish Music & Classical Works (2012) – Denmark – http://www.adamorvad.com/
* Bill Davis Trio (1954) w/Bruce Triggs – Bring the Money In Member Drive PRA
* Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band – Zydeco Disco – I’m Here! (1982) – Recorded at Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA
* Bachtopus – Sackamra – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-03-29: March Off!

April 10, 2017

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There are many impressive photos of Orangemen Accordion Marching Bands in Belfast, but as their parades constitute a troubling kind of colonial grandstanding, I looked for something a little more in line with our sentiments.

We have left March behind but we are still scrambling to share recordings of the radio episodes we aired that month! Almost caught up, here is the recording from March 29th, which you can enjoy as a digital audio stream or an MP3 download. Now here’s the playlist so you can nod along knowingly while listening!

* Jaki Liebezeit & Burnt Friedman – Rastafahndung – Asthmatic Worm (2002) – – Jackie Liegezeit from CAN.
* angel corpus christi – Here Today Gone Tomorrow – I Love New York (1985) – – Visit http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Brave Combo – El Camaleon – The Exotic Rocking Life (2008) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Brave Combo – Carl Finch Stinger 100.5 FM – 2008-04-13 2338 (2008) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* The Creole Belles – Tès Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir – Creole Belles (2008) – –
* De Danann All Stars – The Cuckoo’s Nest – The Star Spangled Molly (1978) – County Galway, Ireland (etc) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Dannan (with an accordion designed to sound like John J. Kimmel)
* The Wheat In The Barley – Hyperska Hopak – After The Battle (2005) – Canada –
* Mike Madigan with Charly Payne – Newfoundland, Canada – @MusicWithMike on Twitter
* Rant Maggie Rant – Mi’kmaq Enigma – Latitude (2016) – Stratford, Ontario, Canada – http://www.RantMaggieRant.com Daev Clysdale, acc
* Gabriela – Luz Del Mundo – Detras Del Sol (1997) – Argentina – http://www.gabrielamusic.net/
* Bob Dylan – I Feel A Change Comin’ On – Together Through Life (2009)
* Michael Ward-Bergeman (of Groanbox) – barbeich – He sent this to us special! (2009) – London, England – An original composition inspired by the great chamamé accordionist Raul Barboza and the music of composer Steve Reich. http://www.mjwb.co.uk/

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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-03-22: World Day!

April 5, 2017

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March is over and done with now, so we’d best get to airing these recent radio recordings.  They were mere weeks ago, but if we keep pushing, we can get caught up to the present, I believe in my heart!  Today’s is from Wednesday, March 22nd.  I can’t know precisely what Bruce meant by “World Day” — perhaps this episode’s playlist contains music from all over the globe?  Well, that’s just business as usual for us!

You have two choices for listening options: first there’s the standard option, the time-limited (six month) digital audio stream served up by our radio station, CFRO Co-Op Community Radio.  More permanently, you can download an mp3 of the episode now and forever from the Internet Archive.  And now, to sweeten the pot, a list of the songs played in the episode, to help you recognize what it is you’ll be hearing!

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* Horace Trahan – King of Sand – Keep Walking (2010) – Ossun, Louisiana, USA – http://www.horacetrahan.com/
* Lynn Marie – The Lucky Ones – Special for International Down Syndrome Day, Mar 21, 2017 (0) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.lynnmarie.net/
* BeauSoleil – La Ville Des Manteau – L’Écho (1994) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.beausoleilmusic.com
* Eva Ybarra – Un Corozoncito – A Mi San Antonio (1994) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.rounder.com/
* Rant Maggie Rant – The Ballad Of Old Jack McGraw – Latitude (2016) – Stratford, Ontario, Canada – http://www.RantMaggieRant.com Linda McRae, acc
* Anna Atkinson – Old Man Song – Mooniture (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.annaatkinson.ca/
* The Whiskey Jerks – Cafe Paris – Neat. (2015) – Saskatoon, Canada – http://www.whiskeyjerks.com Gillian Snider, acc.
* Stupid – Waste – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.com/
* The Tiger Lillies – Pretty Lisa – Circus Songs (2000) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Jaron Freeman – Fox And The Opposite Of Everything – Clarity – Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite Of Everything (2013) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – jaronfreemanfox.com
* Ray Elliot Band – Radio Radio – Prairie Mountain Resonator (2017) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – rayelliottband.net Gillian Snider, acc.
* MÄRZ – Bars 1,2,3,4 – Asthmatic Worm (2002) – –
* Acozaco – L’horaire – Mediterranee (2935) – Languedoc-Roussillon, France – Jean D’Arcangelo, drums: jeanoltra30@orange.fr http://www.myspace.com/jdarcangelo

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.  (Heads up: today is the first Wednesday of the month; tomorrow will be the first Thursday and consequently that is the night the Squeezebox Circle gets together from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!)  Cheers & squeeze on!