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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-07-06: All thanks to the Gramophones

July 25, 2021

hohnerdance

From ten years ago, here’s episode 239 of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  Back at its original online home, this episode — our standard humble mix of music in every style, from every part of the world — tracked some 5716 listens, so we know that future generations will continue to enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its’ playlist:

AccNoir-2011-07-06, All thanks to the Gramaphones?

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* BU☆LI – Let’s Go Zundoko!! – Grand Parade ep. (2003) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Marah – Angels On A Passing Train – Angels of Destruction! (2008) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.marah-usa.com/
* Raghu Lokanathan – Sick Boy – Blue Girl (0) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.raghumusic.com/
* Mario Perri (Perry) – Susan ; The Japanese Sandman; Avalon – The Virtual Gramophone, CollectionsCanada.gc.ca (1921) – Montreal, QC, Canada – http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gramophone-bin/Main/ItemDisplay?l=0&l_ef_l=-1&id=458761.3254&v=1&lvl=1&coll=24&rt=1&itm=31388665&rsn=S_WWWyaaf2uSls&all=1&dt=AW+|mario|+AND+|perry|&spi=-&rp=1&v=1
* The Missouri Mountaineers, Jack Shook (leader), Mac McGar, fiddle – Tennessee Wagoner – Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum College (194) – Possibly recorded from WDBJ Roanoke Country Radio, Virginia, USA – ÿflw
* Luiz Gonzaga – Baiao [Brazil] – Accordions Of The World (1997) – – stigma
* Spiro – Shaft – Lightbox (2011) – United Kingdom – http://www.spiromusic.com
* Paperboys – Come Tella Me – Late as Usual (1995) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.paperboys.com/
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Quiver – Quiver (2009) – UK? USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Frank Marocco – Oblivion – Appassionato (2003) – Hollywood, California, USA – http://www.frankmarocco.com/
* Louise Massey & the Westerners – Mary Had a Little Lamb – Ridin’ High 1933-1941 (0) – Midland, Texas, USA – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12030 Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
* Once – Nell’s Song – The Once (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Fonseka – Kapirigna [Sri Lanka] – Accordions Of The World (1997) – – stigma
* Maans, Kalaniemi, Varis – Herr Peder – I Ramunders Fotspar (2000) – Finland –
* Stupid – No One – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.com/

Tonight’s cover illustration is: A lovely Hohner ad – don’t try this dance-step at home. From the Western New York Accordion Club’s nice site: http://wnyaccordions.org/history_of_the_accordion

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org
.
Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2021-07-21: Something About Something

July 22, 2021
AccNoir 2021-07-21
So many questions…

I’m far enough into listening to this week’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long “Accordion Noir” radio program, a couple of songs in, that I’ve just heard host Bruce Triggs describe this installment of the program as “a varied show of random stuff”, a default suspicion I assume to be informing any given week’s program unless I can find a compelling argument to the contrary. Usually I have to dig a little deeper for explicit confirmation however! In brief, it’s our standard mix of different styles from different cultures in different parts of the world, all flattened down to their common element: excellent use of that free-reed aerophone we all ove so much. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to this week’s episode as digital audio. Here’s its playlist, now including special “live” hyperlinks for your follow-through convenience:

AccNoir-2021-07-21, Something About Something

* ‟Anthem From The Alley” ad for their Co-op Radio prog/metal fundraiser album: https://vancouverco-opradio.bandcamp.com
I forgot to mention: Prog Rock Alley has fundraising swag I donated (Hawkwind posters! CAN Vinyl!) as giveaways, so listen Tuesday nights at 7 PM in Vancouver or at: http://www.coopradio.org/content/prog-rock-alley

Tonight’s playlist:

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009)  http://thedardanelles.com/
* Amy Thatcher – ‟Ian’s Favourite” – Solo (2019) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com (Amy also plays 🪗 in The Shee and the Monster Ceilidh Band)
* Le Vent Du Nord – ‟Le Mere A L’echafaud” – Territoires (2019) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – www.leventdunord.com
* Leveret – ‟Ellis Knowles’ No.7 – The Honey Moon” – Diversions (2019) – Stroud, UK – www.leveretband.comhttps://leveretband.bandcamp.com  Andy Cutting (melodeon), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina)
* Chigmo – ‟Surprise” – Chigmo (2006) – Bay Area, California, USA – [I don’t have any current info on this band. Anybody know them? Nice stuff.]
* Sister Species – ‟Heat Death (Hold Me Here)” – Light Exchanges (2020) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – www.sisterspecies.comhttp://sisterspecies.bandcamp.com
* Dizraeli – ‟Engurland” – Engurland (City Shanties) (2009) – Bristol, UK – https://dizraeli.bandcamp.com/album/engurland-city-shanties  Caspar Brown, acc.
* Ritmos Tropicosmos – ‟Beso de Muerte con Ivan del Acordeón” – The Beso de Muerte EP (2020) – Oakland, California, USA – https://ritmostropicosmos.bandcamp.com
* Hearse – ‟Sunshine Hearse” – Drinko Bingo (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada – (“You Are My Sunshine” minor) Their other record: https://hearseband.bandcamp.com/album/pot-calling-kettle
* KV Express – ‟Jonyboy” – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – www.homerecords.behttps://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/zafon   Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa
* Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski – ‟Closure” – Elective Affinities (2019) – New York City, New York State, USA – https://andreaparkinsmatthewostrowski.bandcamp.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Parkins
* Saul Berson – ‟Found Distance” – Not Here, Not Now (2002) – British Columbia, Canada – http://saulberson.com, Kim Darwin, acc.
* Ključo Tadić Aritmia – ‟Kaleš bre, Andjo” – ARITMIA (2016) – Bosnia / Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA – Merima Ključo, acc; Miroslav Tadić, gtr  https://kljucotadicaritmia.bandcamp.comhttps://merimakljuco.com
* Kepa Junkera – ‟Sa Ximbomba” – FOK (2017) – Basque Country, Europe – https://kepajunkera.bandcamp.com/album/fok  http://www.kepajunkera.eus  Kepa Junkera, Basque trikitixa 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 2011-06-29: Jazz Fest Preview and Alice Hall exclusive!

July 18, 2021

alicehall.jpg

From ten years ago, here’s episode 238 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  Bruce was making it a preview of Vancouver’s annual summer Jazz festival — typically a relatively accordion-light affair — and framing it in a context of historical accordion jazz recordings, with as its centrepiece some backstage bootlegs, never widely availble, of the criminally under-recorded Alice Hall.  At its original online home, it logged some 5218 listens, but you can continue enjoying it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-06–29, Jazz Fest Post-view, and Alice Hall Exclusive

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang – High and Dry – Hoagy Carmichael 1927-1939 (193) – – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Mills http://www.archive.org/details/IrvingMillsAsHotsy-totsyGang-HighAndDry 78 RPM record GRINDING noises have been reduced by grimriper2u@yahoo.com
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Throw Me to the Rats – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/
* Ray Miller And His Orchestra – Angry – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1929) – http://www.proper-records.co.uk/artists.php?action=alview&alid=2011
* Richard Galliano – Bébé – Solo (1999) – Cannes, France – http://www.richardgalliano.com/index.html
* Alice Hall Trio – Pennies from Heaven – 78 rpm record, catalog # Capitol 57-60007 (3921) Z #78-101# (194) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://dragspelsmusik.com/
http://settlet.fateback.com/Capitol60000.htm
http://www.78discography.com/
* Sam Lanin’s Dance Ensemble – Hello Beautiful! – 78 rpm Hit of the Week 1136 (1931) – – [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFjIJL5GT_g] (video NOT safe for work! Nudie picks.) Probably Cornell Smelser on accordion. Originally on a “Hit of the Week” cardboard record! http://www.virtualvictrola.com/sam_lanin/
* The Cellar Boys – Barrel House Stomp – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1930) – – http://www.proper-records.co.uk/artists.php?action=alview&alid=2011
* Alice Hall Trio – Caravan – 78 rpm record, catalog # Capitol 57-60007 (3921) Z #78-101# (194) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://dragspelsmusik.com/
http://settlet.fateback.com/Capitol60000.htm
http://www.78discography.com/
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Tar Pond Tango – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/
* The Savoy Family Band – Lake Arthur Stomp – The Rough Guide To Cajun Dance (2004) – Eunice, Louisiana, USA – http://www.savoymusiccenter.com/
* Michael Doucet & Marc Savoy – Accordion origin in Cajun Music – Jai été Au Ball (movie soundtrack) (1989) – USA, Louisiana – From the film: Jai été Au Ball
* Richard Galliano – Des Voiliers – Solo (1999) – Cannes, France – http://www.richardgalliano.com/index.html
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Heart Attack in an Old Motel – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Alice Hall (fun Spanish biography site)
http://acordeonisima.com/ampliarbiografia.php?idbio=80

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2021-07-14: What Have We Herd

July 15, 2021
AccNoir 2021-07-14
Can I get more vocals in the monitor?

Here we are, another fresh new episode of CFRO Co-op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast. Just what is Bruce getting at here? I can discern no particular subtext through either the name he has given this program nor the selection of songs played in it, which follow a friendly and familiar formula of representing a wide variety of different musical traditions, in different languages, from different eras and from different parts of the world! (For us, that’s “Normal”… if that word can be applied to a weekly all-accordion radio show.) If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-07-14, What Have We Herd

Birthday tweet of the week, for Aníbal “Pichuco” [Crybaby] Troilo 🧉
🪗https://twitter.com/marcelotango/status/1414228209122480131

World Emoji Day!
July 17, 2021
https://worldemojiday.com

The Story of the Accordion Emoji!
https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/accordion-emoji-coming-in-2020/

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 2011-06-22: Film School Noir fest preview

July 11, 2021

accomonkeygirl.jpg

From ten years ago, here’s episode 237 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, a great alt-accordion playlist composed primarily of local luminaries and alumni of our annual Accordion Noir Festival.  At its original online home, this episode logged some 3639 listens, but you can continue enjoying it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-06–22, Fall Accordion Noir Fest Preview

Oh, and look, we’re a movie! https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/one-less-guitar-a-film-about-accordion-noir/

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Geoff Berner – Mayn Rue Platz – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Duckmandu – Air On The G-String- Bach – Shut The Duck Up And Play Your Accordion (2007) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Duckmandu – The Man Who Sold the World – The Monsters of Accordion show, Spokane, WA, (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts) (2008) – – Ryan Pitts: RyanP@SPOKESMAN.com http://www.spokane7.com/music/podcast/?id=244
* Maria in the Shower – Old Joseph Brady – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://mariaintheshower.bandcamp.com
* Wintermitts – Din Din – Cascadia Fault (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://wintermitts.com/
* Mojo Zydeco – Fire On The Bayou – Doin’ It (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mojozydeco.com/
* The Creaking Planks – Kishka Anthem 1 – New Recordings (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://creakingplanks.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Giver – For the Wolf, a Good Meal (Master 2) (2011) – Canada, Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Natasha Enquist – (2010) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://accordionspieler.blogspot.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – Ingrid Gatin’s Mystery Song #4 – Cafe Montmartre 10/05/14 set (2010) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* David P. Smith – Pilot Stream / Last Drinking Song – Mantennae (2010) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.inflatableeye.com/music.html
* Geoff Berner – Unlistenable song – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Maria in the Shower – Papa’s Song – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://mariaintheshower.bandcamp.com
* Fang – Walking – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/ http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php
* The Creaking Planks – Kiddie Closer – New Recordings (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://creakingplanks.com/
* Rupa & The April Fishes – Mal De Mer – eXtraOrdinary Rendition (2006) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.cumbancha.com/albums/extraordinaryrendition/ with Isabell Douglass, acc.
* Saul Berson – Not Here, Not Now – Not Here, Not Now (2002) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Kim Darwin, acc. http://saulberson.com/

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Etsy Monkey Circus Girl from: http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.55859510.jpg

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2021-07-07: Friends Need Funds

July 7, 2021
AccNoir 2021-07-07
Written & Performed by The Amber Bugs

Money. Go figure. Sometimes we promote accordionist fundraisers for various projects, sometimes when Bandcamp waives their fees, sometimes directing you to their album releases. Sometimes we book a hall and invite audiences to come and buy tickets to see them! And sometimes we simply play them on the radio, and through the magic of broadcasting, they also get paid that way. This week we did some of the latter, presenting a solid program of worthwhile Canadian songwriters in the alt and world music accordion idioms. They get paid, and it costs you nothing but your hour! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-07-07, Friends Need Funds

If you’d like to pitch in for family friends who lost everything in this week’s wildfires, please do:

Support Melanie and Erin who lost their home and all their possessions in the Lytton Fire
https://fundrazr.com/SupportMelanieandErin?ref=ab_6IphhHNMUsx6IphhHNMUsx

Support 2 people who give everything to community. They need to replace the contents of their home, including craft supplies and camping gear, and to pay for healing and recovery from trauma.

Thanks so much, take care,

@AccordionBruce

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 2011-06-15: Accordion Riot at the Stanley Cup Finals

July 5, 2021

accoriot

June 2010 contained a highly memorable broadcast incident.  While we were puttering around the CFRO station hallways, preparing to air the episode we had planned, the late-night metal DJ stumbled in amidst a haze of stinging smoke, announcing that the police were tear-gassing sports rioters nearby at the downtown stadiums, a few blocks away.  There are relatively few moments in history when an accordion music program gets to be first on the scene covering current events, but we deccided it was in the public interest for us to throw out our planned program (well, delay its airing to the following week) and improvise something appropriate to the situation for our 236th episode.

This was not the first time we had attempted to musically represent an accordion riot, though it was the first time we shared it over the airwaves — when we were first petitioning the station to allow us to present a weekly program, we needed to make a potted recording both demonstrating the kinds of material we were hoping to share and showing that we were capable of operating the audio equipment needed in order to do so.  Our demonstration included an audio soundscape mashing-up motorbike engines with the delicious dissonance of Miss Murgatroid, to suggest a fictitious history where she performed at a gazebo at the annual Sturgis biker rally and whipped up a wild frenzy of civil unrest.  I believe that excerpts of that demo recording are present in this episode.

I recall that Bruce submitted this episode for consideration for a national broadcasting award, but as usual, we were too avant-garde to have our genius recognised in our own lifetime.  We’ll never forget this episode, however, and probably neither will you.  At its original online home, it logged some 9993 listens, and going forward it can be heard as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlis:

AccNoir-2011-06-15, Accordion Riot in Canada

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (accordion riot version) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Duckmandu – Anarchy in the UK – Quack Rock: Five Duckades of Accordion Mega-Hits (2009) – – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Korpliklaani – Happy Little Boozer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFZoSKDzCPEhttp://www.korpiklaani.com/news/index.htm
* Muddy Waters – Going Down To Main Street – Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) – http://theband.hiof.no/albums/muddy_waters_woodstock.html Garth Hudson of the Band, acc.
* George “Pamby” Dick – Boston Bells Barn Dance – Melodeon Greats (1913) – Scotland, UK – http://www.topicrecords.co.uk (With notes by Keith Chandler.)
* The Magnetic Fields – We Are Having A Hootenanny – Realism (2009) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
* Fugitives – Police Live in my Basement – In Streetlight Communication (2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Tosca Tango Orchestra – Super Sport – Waking Life Soundtrack (2001) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.toscastrings.com/tosca_tango.htm
* Geoff Berner – Victory Party – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Chemical Warfare Choir Submix #1 – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Karen Street – I Dance For You – The Giulietti Sound, book and CD (2008) – http://henrydoktorski.com/store/Giulietti_Book.html
* The Magnetic Fields – Too Drunk To Dream – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
* Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores – The Night it Rained Glass on Union Street – The Quiet Room (2005) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/information.html
* Dorlene Love – Cool Cool Anarchy – Gypsy, Stockholm, Sweden – http://www.dorlenelove.com/ http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=15812719
* Blind Connie Williams – Take Your Burden To The Lord – Philadelphia Street Singer (1995) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (Got this from Jared Snyder, he’s our hero.)
* Duckmandu – Thus Spracht / Anarchy in the UK / I’ve got spurs that jingle jangle jingle – The Monsters of Accordion show, Spokane, WA, (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts) (2008) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – Ryan Pitts: RyanP@SPOKESMAN.com http://www.spokane7.com/music/podcast/?id=244
* Jason Webley – Hockey Star – Live at the Vancouver Legion Hall, Easter Sunday, 2011 (from Youtube)
* Émile Vacher – Sporting Java – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 2) (1930) – – http://www.fremeaux.com/

Tonight’s cover illustration is: a Flame-y Accordion. Don’t try this at your sporting event.

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2021-06-30: Last June in June

June 30, 2021
AccNoir 2021-06-30

It’s been so flippin’ hot here in Vancouver over the past few days, Bruce was concerned that he wasn’t going to be able to program a new episode of Accordion Noir for your listening enjoyment this week without risking damage to his vinyl records, beeswax accordion reed banks and elderly Apple Macbook in the extreme heat. There was a Very Good Chance that we were just going to repeat last week’s oracular episode of songs about summertime hotness, but in the last couple of days temperatures have dropped by a dozen degrees or so and everyday activities are back on the table once again! Looking at the song titles, he’s still riding the theme of our troublesome summery climate.

Commentary from Bruce:

I had to look up “oracular.” Who can predict when that will be in the title of a future episode?

This week has been horrible here in Vancouver. Hundreds of people are reported to have died in the heat. It’s quite frightening. Amazing to walk outside this evening after the heat broke. If there’s a way to make it so the climate isn’t actively trying to kill us all, we should look into that.

Accordionists for Climate Science (name needs work): “Don’t leave your accordions in the sun. Support policies so they don’t melt in the shade.”

They Might Be Giants’s “Science is Real” could be our theme song.

I’m so glad it’s not so hot. And I’m legitimately fearful of a similar event when there’s also wildfire smoke so people can’t safely open windows. Nobody has AC here. The noisy chaos of some of the experimental pieces on tonight’s show reflect that worry.

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

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 (another Zoom session this Friday, this time due to extreme heat, following a free hour-long “Accordion Fridays” videostream concert by co-host Rowan! Come for the Stupid Accordion Tricks, stay for the Squeezebox Circle!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-06–08: Tunes with Rowan

June 27, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 235 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  I can see from the playlist that, as with the previous episode, it is about halfway composed of field recordings and music pertinent to my then-recent visit to Paris, Utrecht and Castelfidardo.  (Why were they split up between two episodes?  Probably I had just arrived the previous week, flush with fresh content, and needed a little time to clean up and work with the material I’d brought back to make sense of it all.)  At its original online home, it logged some 6580 listens, but you can continue enjoying it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-06–08, Tunes with Rowan

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Solas – A Tune For Rowan – The Turning Tide (2010) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – http://www.solasmusic.com/
* Marquis Quintet – Marquis song 2 – Live in Paris
* Mechanical accordion sax machine 2 – Live from Rowan’s trip!
* Marquis Quintet – Marquis song 8 – Live in Paris
* Johnny Meyer – Deed i do – Johnny Meijer: Dutch Swing College Band “128” (1974) – The Netherlands
* Marquis Quintet – Marquis song 6 – Live in Paris
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Watchmaker – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/wp/index.php
* Regina Carter – Kanou – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.reginacarter.com/ (Will Holshouser, acc.)
* Rupa & The April Fishes – Wishful Thinking – eXtraOrdinary Rendition (2006) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.cumbancha.com/albums/extraordinaryrendition/ with Isabell Douglass, acc.
* Marc And Ann Savoy – Dans La Louisianne – American Roots Music [Disc 4] (2000) – http://www.savoymusiccenter.com/
* Richard Galliano Quartett – Les oiseaux – New Musette (1991) – Cannes, France – (Label Bleu ) http://www.richardgalliano.com/common_pages/pages_disco/new_musette.htm

Tonight’s cover illustration is: a pan-European image of a French musette accordion player, all in Russian (I think.) Sadly, no idea where we got that one.

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

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Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-06-23: Midsummer Night’s Squeeze

June 24, 2021
AccNoir 2021-06-23
I understand this is an image of Natsuki Shinomiya from the mobile video game “Shining Live”, in a level called “Fairy Tale Concerto”

With the coming of the solstice, warm, sunny weather has been unleashed throughout our homebase of Vancouver, BC, and I can see that the weather has been on the mind of our programmer Bruce, who curated a playlist of songs from the sunny side of the street to appear on this week’s hour-long episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist! 

AccNoir-2021-06-23, Midsummer Night’s Squeeze

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!