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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-10-20: Accordion Italiano with Linda Bull!

October 19, 2020

made in italy

From ten years ago, here’s the CFRO Co-Op Community Radio double-length (two-hour!) 200th Episode Extravaganza of Accordion Noir, featuring special guest Linda Bull, the then-host of CiTR’s “Give ‘Em the Boot!” Italian music radio program.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 7814 times, and you can continue enjoying listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-20, Accordion Italiano extra-long Special, with guest-expert Linda Bull!

Big Thank You to member-drive supporters!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* 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
* Filippo Gambetta – Pippi – Andirivieni – Genova, Liguria – http://www.filippogambetta.com
* Daniele di Bonaventua – Graduale – Suite per Bandoneon e Orchestra (il manifesto) – Fermo, Le Marche – http://www.danieledibonaventura.com
*Pièrre Imbert (with Riccardo Tesi on accordion) – Penombre – L’Age de Pierre: Croisière (2004, Cordes productions)
* Riccardo Tesi – Accorsa – PresenteRemoto (Felmay) – Pistoia, Toscana – http://www.riccardotesi.com
* Franca Masu – Tria la Vida – Aquamare (2006 Felmay) – Alghero, Sardegna – http://www.francamasu.it
* Baraban – Ballo del curioso accidente – Bar Italia: musica organetto dall’Italia (2000, Nascente GB) – http://www.baraban.it
* Nicola Genovese (Simone Zanchini playing accordion) – Tango Luna – Strano Posto (2001) – Lucania/Firenze – http://www.nicolagenovese.com
* Simone Guiducci Gramelot Ensemble (Fausto Beccalossi on accordion) – L’alba del bambino – Cantador (2000 Felmay) – Mantova: http://www.myspace.com/simonguiducci
* Simone Guiducci – Gramelot In 6/8 – Chorale (2002) – Mantova – http://www.myspace.com/simonguiducci
* Bevano Est – Vlad – ludla (1998) – Emilia Romagna – http://www.bevanoest.com
* Ghetonia – Artigiana – Riza (2009, IRMA Records) – Puglia – http://www.myspace.com/ghetonia
* Acquaragia Drom – Ussa Sa – Zingari (1995) – acquaragiadrom.it
* Michael Occhipinti – Jolla – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – http://www.michaelocchipinti.com
* Daniele di Bonaventura – Preghiera – Suite per Bandoneon e Orchestra (il manifesto) – Fermo, Le Marche – http://www.danieledibonaventura.com
* G. Gangone – Dormi E Riposa – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1932) – New York, USA, Italy/Italian – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* Totore Chessa – Organittos (Danza/Passu Torrau) – Organittos (1996) – Sardinia
* Orlando Mascia – a Mamoiada – a s’antiga (2005) – Maracalagonis, Sardinia – http://www.furias.it
* D’Elia – Tarantella Teggianese – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1932) – New York, USA / Italy – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* Li Sounalhe – La Palud – il viadjo (2004, RadiciMusic Records) – http://www.radicimusic.com/store/it/spec.html?codice=RM425
* La Brigata Garibaldi (that’s the song title) – la Resistenza, Cori e Canti dei Partigiani Italiani (1970, that’s the album, on the Signal label) – We don’t know anything else about this record, except it has Mussolini hanging on the cover.
* Pasquale Lorello – Jealousy – Classical Music: My True Passion (2003) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://accordionintoronto.com/index.htm
* Teodoro Anzellotti, Akkordeon – Froberger: Lamentation Sur Ce, Que J’ay Été Volé – Chanson Discrète (2007) – Italy – http://www.anzellotti.de
* Fiamma Fumana – Bella Ciao – Home (2003) – Emilia Romagna, Italy – http://www.fiamma.org

(Sorry about any distortion on any of this show, not sure what happened there.)

For the cover image? Many, many accordions are made in Italy like this music.

Test Drum


(Nice site.)

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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 2020-10-14: Andre Thierry’s October Interview!

October 15, 2020
AccNoir 2020-10-14

Last night’s hour-long episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast has a focus on zydeco musician Andre Thierry, who we had the fortune to air an interview with courtesy of “Accordion Noir’s foreign-correspondent-for-a-day Tom Brouns” in Berkeley, California, USA on Oct 1st.  If you haven’t yet been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can listen to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

Andre Thierry’s October 17 big online show:
10:30 to noon (multiple artists, not just him)
https://www.youtube.com/user/richmondmainstreet
https://www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet
https://www.instagram.com/richmondmainstreetca/

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!

Gary Newman’s “Cars”
by Pandemic Date Night (Kate, Logan and the Bambina on Tamborina)
Featured on Accordion Noir this episode!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-10-13: Pre-Fund-Drivin’

October 13, 2020

fonotone

From ten years ago, here’s episode 199 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast, where we were talking about their Fall member drive — a perennial fundraising initiative that is also kicking off this month in the year 2020.  In case you’d like to help support us and our parent radio station, you can find the details here.  But I digress.  At its original online home, this recording logged some 7561 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today and into the future as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-13, Pre Fund-Drive Drivin’

Big Thank You to member-drive supporters October 20 & 27th!
We helped the station raise $30,000.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Happy Johnny And Family – Leather Breeches – Fonotone Records, Frederick, Maryland [Disc 4]: Basement Blues (1963) – “One of the oldest Celtic fiddle tunes to burrow its way into the Southern Appalachian Highlands…the song continues to defy oblivion with each new generation of old time music enthusiasts.” – Dust-to-Digital, PO Box 54743, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308-4743
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! – http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Those Darn Accordions – Hungover In Clover – Lawnball (2004) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm
* I Is For Ida – Foreheads – Storybook (2009) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.myspace.com/isforida
* Gordon Fleming – Scrapple From The Apple – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Accordeon Mélancolique – Quinta Anauco – Parade Des Poules (2003) – The Netherlands – http://www.accordeonmelancolique.com
* The Thin Man – Don’t Look Back – Spectres (2008) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – www. thinmansongs.com
* Pesado – Julieta y El General – Defendiendo El Honor (2008) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, México – pesado.com.mx
* Joanna Moon – Bon Voyage ‘Pa – Vagabunda (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.joanna-moon.com
* Jason Webley – Train Tracks – Counterpoint (2002) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/
* Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana – Justin – Thapsos (2000) – Tuscany, Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/
* Po’ Girl – Le Partisan – Live (2009) – “All over Canada” – http://www.pogirl.net/
* Brown Ale – The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff – Eponymous (2010) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada – http://www.brownalemusic.ca

For the cover image? Joe Bussard’s Fonotone Records 4 CD compilation, packed in a cigar-box with postcards, record-lables, and a bottle opener! http://www.dust-digital.com/fonotone.htm

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

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 2020-10-07: I Just Don’t Know

October 8, 2020
AccNoir 2020-10-07

Another week, another episode of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir alt-squeezebox radio broadcast / podcast. Bruce likes to pitch me curveballs in trying to glean what a given episode’s theme is, but judging by the title he provided, even he was a little unclear this time around. Seems that its closing act builds to a majestic climax of free reed gospel! If you haven’t yet been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can listen to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-10-07, I Just Don’t Know

  • Geoff Berner – Dance And Celebrate – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
  • Yiddish Glory – Anna Shternshis talks about “I Am A Typhus Louse” – (2020) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.yiddishglory.com
  • Yiddish Glory – I Am A Typhus Louse – (2020) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.yiddishglory.com Drew Jurecka, Bandoneon
written in 1942, recorded in 2020!
  • The Almanac Singers – Round and Round Hitler’s Grave – Talking Union: Original 2941-1942 Recordings (1942) – New York City, NY, USA – From “Dear Mr. President,” Keynote Album K-111. Pete Seeger, Millard Lampell, Arthur Stern, Agnes ‘Sis’ Cunningham, Bess Lomax Hawes, Baldwin ‘Butch’ Hawes.
  • Blackbird Raum – Still Sick (Years After The Draft) – Swidden (2008) – Santa Cruz, California, USA – http://www.anti-politics.net/raum/ http://www.blackpowderrecords.com/raum/
  • Spektrum Lab – Barcelona – Outside the Box (2009) – Canada – http://web.mac.com/limbery/Lens_Page/Spektrum_Lab.html
  • The Outside Track – Belladrum Outhouse – Curious Things Given Wings (2010) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – Fiona Black, acc. http://www.theOutsideTrack.com
  • DJ JEDY & Artem Nyzhnyk – Towards the Moon – Radiobayan project (2009) – Russia – http://www.nyzhnyk.com
  • Martin Green – The Tup – Featuring Yasaman Najmeddin – The Portal (Music from the Podcast) (2020) – Uk – http://www.martingreenmusic.co.uk
  • Texas Jim Lewis – The Gospel Ship – MacGregor 2475 – USA – (sorry this is such a bad copy)
  • The Dinning Sisters – The Gospel Cannonball – Sweethearts of Sun Bonnet Swing – Oklahoma/Chicago, USA – http://www.dagmar-anita-binge.de/ Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
  • Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown – Pilgrim Land – The Music of the Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown (Philo 1019) (1975) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.iambaybie.com
  • Clarence Clay & William Scott – Wait ‘Til I Put On My Robe – Standing On The Highway (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (out of print?) wwww.hightone.com http://www.shoutfactory.com
  • The Gospel Four – His Wonderful Life – The Ferrum College collection, Digital Library of Appalachia – Pulaski, Virginia, USA – http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/Ferrum (1950s-1960s, Doo-Wop Rock ‘n’ Roll Harmonies)
  • The Negro Problem – Submarine Down – Post Minstrel Syndrome (2009) – Los Angeles, California, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stew_(musician) Jill Meschke, electric 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 2010-10-06: Sepiachord!

October 5, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 198 of Accordion Noir radio, featuring our standard nutty melange — at a glance, directing you through Western Swing, sea shanties, and French-Canadian Scottish music via a detour through Bosnia and Russia.  For you, a world tour!  For us… just another episode on the air!  At its original online home, it accumulated some 6597 listens… going forward you can continue enjoying listening to it at its new online home courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-06, Sepiachord and New Stuff!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Joseph Macerollo – Earth Cycles: II – New Moon – Persuasion . The Contemporary Accordion (1996) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://josephmacerollo.com/index.htm
* Danielle Martineau – Le scottish de Grosse-Île/Ruisseau d’avril – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
* Girls Girls Girls – A Seafaring Song – Hello Sailor..! (2010) – UK – http://www.GirlsGirlsGirlsband.co.uk
* The Magnificent Seven – The Last Waltz – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Örebro / With roots in Roslagen, Sweden – Myspace.com/themagnificent7even
* Rhubarb Whiskey – Lilacs From Canada – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – San Francisco, Republic of California – http://www.rhubarbwhiskey.com/ http://www.sepiachord.com/
* Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band – Kibosh On Your Scene – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Empire of the United States, and the Protectorate of Mexico – http://www.sepiachord.com/ http://www.ensmb.com/index.html
* UpSouth Twisters – It’s A Cryin Shame – The UpSouth Twisters (2008) – PALISADES, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lucky7zydeco
* Spade Cooley & His Orchestra – Oklahoma Stomp (1946) – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing, Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] – http://www.propermusic.com/ (worth it, if you can get them outside of Europe.)
* Iva Nova – Сон колхозника (The Dream of a Farmer) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.morezvukov.nl/ivanova.html
* Amira – Kaleš Bre Ando – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqweoSsswY
* Ifny – Ifny Stinger – Stinger (2010) – http://pedalrevolutionary.blogspot.com/
* Shelley O’Brien – My Velocipede – You, Me and the Birds (2008) – Vancouver / Toronto, Yukon Territory, Canada – http://www.shelleyobrien.ca
* Beirut – Cliquot – The Flying Club Cup (2007) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.beirutband.com/
* 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

This episode’s cover is remarkably similar to the splash-page on Shelley O’Brien’s current website which photo was surprisingly taken outside my building in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (We own a whole building to keep our accordion collection in.) I don’t know who those weird kids are, but one is wearing a large tube-thing. Little did Shelley know she was passing four-floors below Accordion Noir’s co-headquarters! Anybody else who wants to have an album-cover here is welcome to drop by. – Bruce

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

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 (now moved both time and place, to the first Tuesday of every month — tomorrow! — at the Ukrainian Hall in Strathcona.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-09-30: It’s Almost Oct-Over

September 30, 2020
AccNoir 2020-09-30

Tonight’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast seems to hammer home our standard theme: accordion music in every style, deceptively representing many diverse and far-flung cultures and corners of the planet: for example, we offer up tango and klezmer, francophone music from France, Quebec and… Nova Scotia, a recording of the Tennessee Waltz from Newfoundland, an Irish song about a Turk and a song by a band named Madagascar, from Baltimore. (The reverse might be a little more extraordinary.) If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can listen to it now 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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-09-29: Post-Fest Hangover show

September 29, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode number 197 of Accordion Noir radio — a shift back into “normalcy” for us (admittedly an odd descriptor to use for a weekly alt-accordion radio broadcast, but even we have our routine) after running our festival’s grueling last-stand third instalment for over a week (resulting in no episode for that previous week!)  At its original online home, it clocked some 7033 listens, and courtesy of the Internet Archive, where it can be heard today, future generations may continue enjoying its strange and wonderful sounds.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-09-29, Post-Fest Hangover Show (Sept 22nd we were off at the Festival)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* 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
* Jacques Pellarin Trio – L’Ephemère – Sound of Philadelphia (200) – St. Genix sur Guiers, France – http://www.jacquespellarin.fr
* Dave Specter – Rumba & Tonic – Spectified (2010) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – (With David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, acc.) – DaveSpecter.com
* La Strada – The Mountain Song – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lastradanyc
* Billy Bragg – The marching song of the covert battalions – The Internationale (2006) – United Kingdom – http://www.billybragg.co.uk/
* Humphery Bogart and Jennifer Jones – “It made you seem less dead.” – Beat the Devil (1954)
* Hill of Beans – Satan Lend Me a Dollar – (1990) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.abelincolnstory.com/hillofbeans.htm
* Accordion Crimes (Band name, Album name book name, so confusing. I love this band though.) – So This Accordion Walks Into A Bar… – on the Accordion Crimes album (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
* Kate Maki – Crossfire – Two Song Wedding (2010) – Sudbury, Ontario, Canada – http://www.katemaki.com
* The Mad Maggies – Morning Star – Skull & Magpies (2009) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – theMadMaggies.com
* One Ring Zero – Malthsuian Picnic – Live At Barbès (2008) – Virgina / Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.oneringzero.com/
* Chicha Libre – Sonido Amazonico – with Josh Camp (from One Ring Zero) on Hohner Electrovox accordion (I think that’s like a Chordovox organ accordion) – Sonido Amazonico final Master (2008) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.barbesrecords.com/chicha.html http://www.barbesrecords.com/chicha.html
* Carson Sisters – saxophone accordion 1930s – from where did we get this Rowan? [I got nothin’.]
* Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few – Tailored To Fit – Tailored To Fit [EP] (2010) – Vancouver / Toronto, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/

This episode’s cover is of Geoff Berner about to be crushed by the Large Accordion Puppet which we hung above the various stages during the Accordion Noir Festival. Several smart-asses already asked why it’s not black. But then it wouldn’t show up in this picture, would it?

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

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 2020-09-23: Is it 2016 yet?

September 24, 2020
AccNoir 2020-09-23
The Diana Lachiondo campaign for County Commissioner in Boise Idaho has this Basque immigrant accordion T-Shirt available, which I will support! (Rowan notes however: that’s no trikitixa!)
https://www.lachiondo4ada.com/store

As is often the case, Bruce’s choice of title for this week’s episode of CFRO’s Accordion Noir radio program is simply too clever for me. Is he suggesting that the past four years have simply been some bad fever dream? If you read between the lines you can make out current headlines in his song selections, with this week’s batch of music churning beneath the surface with undercurrents of social unrest at the police brutality and the failure of the criminal justice system. (And people used to dismiss accordions as fit only for frivolous and upbeat champagne music!) In any case, if you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscription you can listen to it here, courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-09-23, Is it 2016 yet?

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 2010-09-15: Accordion Noir Fest III!

September 21, 2020

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Ten years ago we were hyping up the third instalment of our annual accordion festival.  (This year’s is coming up, in a couple of months, and we should have some announcements for you within the next couple of weeks.)  It was a week-long affair — basically Rowan saw a number of consecutive nights available at a series of free venues and resolved, if he had to go out in a blaze of glory, to tap all the local squeezebox talent available to fill them all.  We weren’t quite sure what we were going to get, even after we had announced the shows, but we were able to at least promote the known unknowns here on episode 196 of our radio program.  At its original online home it was clocked at having been listened to 7140 times — surely more exposure to the music than to all the live audience members in all the rooms! — but due to their overall merit, we’re sure that that massive number will only continue to swell over time through listens to its new online home at the Internet Archive, where you can hear it today!  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-09-15, Accordion Noir Festival III with foul language episode!

(That’s just the kind of accordionists we know I guess. Not for the faint of ear. I’m not sure why all our swearing songs got played tonight, maybe it’s our later noir-er time-slot? You can broadcast these in Canada if you warn people and it’s late-night, and artistically valid or something. Be warned, only listen at night. Also, come to our festival, it’s gonna be fun!)

* Geoff Berner – In the Year 2020 – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Canada – http://www.geoffberner.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
* Ursula – Seawitch – Ursula (2007) – British Columbia, Canada – ursula.tk http://www.myspace.com/ursulaofthesea
* Creaking Planks – I Want You But I Don’t Need You – Accordion Noir: first early (9:30 pm) show (2007) – Canada – With added Rowan!http://ca.geocities.com/creakingplanks/ http://www.myspace.com/creakingplanks
* Accordion Noir – Maria in the Shower stinger – Maria in the Shower with Jeff and Martin (2010)
* Maria in the Shower – Amazing Grace  – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Something About Reptiles – Biz Camlicanin Ug Guluyuz – From Instanbul To Orangeville (2000) – Canada – http://www.myspace.com/reptilesband
* Mezamazing – Mezamazing Kidney song AccNoir-2008-06-13 – Mezamazing! Live on Accordion Noir, June 13, 2008 (2008) – – http://myspace.com/mezamazing
* Creaking Planks – Interlude – TBA: VIVO Sessions (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Unreleased tracks, from upcoming album?
* Geoff Berner – Shut In – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Geoff Berner – And Promises To Break Before I Sleep – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – Fukher – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Mark Berube – War Without An End – What The River Gave The Boat (2007) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* Fugitives – Microphone – In Streetlight Communication (2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Ursula – Old Rub – Ursula (2007) – British Columbia, Canada – ursula.tk http://www.myspace.com/ursulaofthesea

This episode’s cover is: The swell Accordion Noir Festival banner, with no swearing on it.

(Oh, and yeah, I’m a few weeks behind on posting episodes. I’ll try to catch up now that the Festival preparation is winding down.)

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It’s the 2010 Accordion Noir Festival!
September 19-26!

Events all week! Kick-off Parade on Sunday the 19th!
Bring Your Accordion!

More information and complete schedules: http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

See you there!

CFRO’s weekly Wednesday night Accordion Noir radio show / podcast, in conjunction with local accordion rebel Geoff Berner (Klezmer Mongrels, 2009) presents the 3rd annual Accordion Noir Festival, eight days of varied programming trying its darnedest to redeem the reputation of the long-dismissed squeezebox.

A schedule follows; for full details, please visit the website at http://bit.ly/ANfest , or see descriptions below.

Sun Sept 19: 7 pm Kick-off Accordion Parade! from Napier and Commercial to the 9 pm festival launch party at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive at 5th) — with discounted admission if you turn up with the parade wearing a squeezebox!

Mon Sept 20: 8-10 pm intimate solo sets (by donation) at Trees in Yaletown (1391 Richards Street at Pacific)

Tues Sept 21: 8-10 pm more fab solo sets, at Trees in Yaletown (1391 Richards Street at Pacific)

Wed Sept 22: 9 pm Accordion super heros the Fugitives with Mark Berube (returning to our squeezey city from the evil East.) at the WISE Hall (1882 Adanac at Victoria)

Thurs Sept 23: 8-10 pm short films, a CD launch, and multimedia performances at Spartacus Books everyone’s favorite radical bookstore, and home of our Vancouver’s monthly Squeezebox Circle (684 E. Hastings at Heatley)

Fri Sept 24: 8 pm Squeezebox Dance Party at the Grandview Legion featuring sets from: the “jug band of the damned” the Creaking Planks; the Orkestar Slivovica; Maria in the Shower; and Mezamazing – the Balkan dance band that inspired the cops to visit last year’s festival. In accordion-bicycle solidarity (the two profoundest mechanical inventions of the 1800s), Critical Mass riders wearing their helmets will have a discount on admission. (2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs)

Sat Sept 25: 8 pm The Festival’s Mainstage performances pull out all the stops with: siren songs from Vancouver Island’s Ursula, raving Turkish insanity from Something About Reptiles, and booze-fuelled wisdom from the whisky rabbi Geoff Berner. Strathcona Ukrainian Hall (805 E. Pender Street at Hawks)

Sun Sept 26: 8 pm “Intimate Blowout” festival closing party at Cafe Montmartre with friends from last year’s fest and a few new faces chiming in, by donation. (4362 Main Street at 28th)

* BONUS! Monday, Sept 27th, accordionist and one-man-band par excellence Scotty Dunbar launches his double CD at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir at Seymour,) upstairs) with T. Nile and friends. 8:30, $8/6 for Railway members.

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Accordion Noir Global Video Tour: 2020-09-16

September 19, 2020
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Last Week on Accordion Noir Radio we played a bunch of tunes with videos. I figured I’d gather them together to share here. (Subscribe to the Apple or Android podcast so you won’t miss future action-packed episodes!)

FRENCH DUO LES ZÉOLES

I just heard of Les Zéoles this week. Amélie Denarié (diatonic acc) and Anne Guinot (piano acc) play a modern traditional style that reminds me of the Belgian groups I love so much. Les Zéoles have several great live videos, and the dramatized one we played on the show was Mary Poppins, Urban Rhapsodie 

COLOMBIAN SUPERHERO SHAKIRA

Can’t recall how I stumbled on Rob Weinert-Kendt’s Train My Ear blog, but his page about international rockstar Shakira let me in on her amazing Te Aviso, Te Anunico (Tango) from her Laundry Service (2001) record. There’s an English version of the video, but this is the Spanish cut. Who else has the range to go from Tango dancing, to surf-rock watusi, to cartoon super-hero bar-fight? Crash! Bam! Pow!

“NOITE QUENTE,” ALICE MARCONE

The great Country Queer website introduced me to Brazil’s incredibly popular sertanejo country style, which sometimes includes accordion and has several popular queer artists. It’s a great day when I learn of a whole new accordion genre! (Brazil alone is so vast that it has at least two other rich accordion styles in forró from the Northeast and chamamé from the Southern Argentine, Paraguayan, Uruguayan border region (I think).

Anyways, this week Country Queer covered trans sertanejo artist Alice Marcone, and her romantic-werewolf-accordion tune “Noite Quente” (torrid night). The video is not to be missed, so read CQ’s great review and the video we couldn’t show on the radio.

SIMEONIE KEENAINAK AND UKALIQ & KALLA from Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic

Going from Brazil to the Canadian Arctic, Simeonie Keenainak is probably the most famous Inuit accordionist. His version of the Liberty Polka opens every episode of Ukaliq & Kalla / ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᑲᓪᓚᓗ, the Inuktitut language children’s TV show on IsumaTV (Nunavut Independent Inuit Broadcasting).

  • Title screen shot from the Ukaliq & Kalla cartoon. Background of daytime tundra, with the title in Inuktitut script.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of inside a home with living room furnishings.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of camp tent and supplies.
  • Rabbit and woodchuck dancing. Background of golden sky (sun below horizon) and mountains and tundra

I don’t know how to show this video 📺🤷🏻‍♂️, so click this link to watch episodes of the cartoon. The opening sequence with the quick polka has Ukaliq the rabbit and Kalla (a lemming) dancing Inuit-style with a shifting background. They keep going out on the snow, at home, in a summer hunting-camp site, and with a mountain view under the golden Arctic sky with the sun below the horizon.

The animation reminds me of the Inuit square dance tradition where musicians might play a single tune for hours, until the dancers can’t dance any more. Like Ukaliq and Kalla, the same song and dance plays inside, outside, day and night, carrying tradition wherever they go.

This cool project supports young (and grown up) speakers and learners of one of the principle Inuit languages. Inuktitut is well known as tricky to pick up. The Jerry Cans, from Iqaluit, Nunavut, have a funny song Qanuinngittug about learning Inuktitut while constantly making mistakes. Meaningful cartoons, songs, and lessons for life.

PAULINE OLIVEROS AND CECIL TAYLOR!

The last track on the show was a terrific long performance of avant-garde electronic music pioneer / accordionist Pauline Oliveros, with free-jazz icon Cecil Taylor! Wonderful that this took place and that a recording exists! It’s from the 2008 opening celebration at EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

They also have a Pauline Oliveros solo performance from the same event that we didn’t play on the show. Bonus for Accordion Uprising readers!

We don’t always have video accompaniment for our show, but it seemed worthwhile to share it here. You can listen to the whole episode, and we’ll see you next week!