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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-11-21: Mosey Down The Bellows

November 19, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s an archival episode, number 103 (?), from the Accordion Noir Classic vaults.  From the looks of things,  it’s a little bit of this and that — our specialty!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 2779 times, but you can continue clicking a new ticker by going and enjoying it over at the Internet Archive.  Here is its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 21, 2008, Mosey through some bellows.

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
J.J. Voss – Innocent Man – Hillbilly Storybook (2008) – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – http://www.jjvoss.com/
‘K’ Trio – Valse – Images (1998) – North Haven, Southington, and Shelton, Connecticut, USA – http://www.ktrio.com/
Ophiusa – Pedroso 3:15 – Paos (2008) – Santiago de Compostela, Coruña, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/ophiusafolk (Their website’s in Galacian!)
Robin Hunter & The Six Foot Bullies – Purple Is A Royal Colour – You Just Gotta Get Used Of It (2008) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://www.robinhunterandthesixfootbullies.com/
Pauline Oliveros – This Great Fool’s Stage – Crone Music (1993) – Kingston, New York, USA – http://paulineoliveros.us/
Jean-Christophe Renault & Didier Laloy – Blue Ass – Hors-Piste (2005) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be/index.html
Sugar Bayou – Colorado Cajun – Dance Hall Incident (2008) – Texas, USA – http://www.sugarbayouband.com/
The Rats And People – The Captain – The City Of Passersby (2007) – St. Louis, MO, USA – http://theratsandpeople.com/
The Accordion Death Squad – Vodka Eggs and Bacon – (Off Myspace) – Ratsyvania, Virginia, USA – http://www.myspace.com/accordiondeathsquad

This episode’s cover-stars are my Spartacus-Noir kids.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-11-14: A Jazzy Buckwheat Zydeco Day!

November 15, 2018

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For those unaware of the full potential emotional range and scope of free reed music across different genres and their specific instruments, they may think it limited to one tone or mode — eg. the “champagne music” of Lawrence Welk, the good times of Frankie Yankovic, the melancholia of French chansons, klezmer’s major/minor modal twist of the knife, and of course tango nuevo evokes knives still more directly — but to someone aware of the complete palette at their disposal, the music can be harnessed selectively to deliberately steer one’s emotional landscape, using its power to enhance or minimise the emotional tenor inherited from whatever else is going on out there in the world. Sometimes we program a set of sad tunes in midsummer… and sometimes, Bruce kicks off with a focus on the late Buckwheat Zydeco in November. It all evens out! You can enjoy last night’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

* Buckwheat Zydeco – I Bought A Raccoon – Ultimate Collection (1979) – Louisiana, USA
* Buckwheat Zydeco – People’s Choice – Ultimate Collection (1987)
* Buckwheat Zydeco – Hot Tamale Baby – Classics (1985)
* Sam Reider – Lazy Together – Too Hot To Sleep – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.samreidermusic.com
* David Woodhead’s Confabulation – Clap Your Hands, Charlie – Confabulation (2010) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.davidwoodhead.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – Waking Up The Neighbours – Time Will Change Us – Vol 1 (2011) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Eastborough – Shuffle and Slide – Your Place (2011) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.eastboroughmusic.com/ Marie-Josée Houle, acc.
* Alice Hall – Live Performance At Golden Hotel, Reno, Nv – A Oui Ya (That’s IT) – The Alice Hall Sound: Trio, Quartet, and Live Performance. (Date?)
* Andrea Parkins – #3 (Backwards) – Cast Iron Fact (1996) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/andreaparkins
* Michel Macias – Danse t’es vivant – Danse t’es Vivant… (1998) – Aquitaine, France – Sounds like Kimmo
* La Bottine Souriante – Ciel d’automne (Autumn Sky) – Rock & Reel (1998) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Denis Fréchette, accordeon piano, Yves Lambert, accordeon (3 rangees/3 rows) http://bottinesouriante.com/
* Yale Strome & Hot Pstromi – Svalava Kozatshok (Ukraine) – Borsht With Bread, Brothers (2007) – Peter Stan, acc. (from Slavic Soul Party, I think.)
* Viola Turpeinen – Mustalainen (The Gypsy) – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa Vol. 3 1947 -1949 (1949) – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland – http://upgrooves.blogspot.com/2008/03/viola-turpeinen.html

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-11-14: Mostly Pop Songs

November 12, 2018

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From ten flippin’ years ago, here’s episode #102 of Accordion Noir Radio, where Bruce must be describing “pop songs” as a sound or genre rather than programming a playlist of songs people might recognize by acts they’d ever heard of.  No doubt due to some sort of algorithmic glitch, this specific episode was clocked at its original online home as having been listened to some 27475 times (twenty-seven thousand times?! There must be some sort of mistake.)  Any which way, you can give it one more spin through your home sound system streaming from the Internet Archive.   Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 14, 2008, Mostly Pop Tunes.

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Box Club – Cold Chips – Box Club (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://www.myspace.com/boxclub
World Music Orchestra / Tundri – Arkadijska svadba – Live from Vrbas, Serbia (2008) – Vrbas, Vojvodina, Serbia – http://www.myspace.com/tundri
The Burning Hell – All the Stars and Parking Lots – (2006) – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – On Tour Now! http://www.myspace.com/mathiaskom http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/
Achordian – Mama I Just Killed A Ghost – A Product Of The 80’s (2007) – Malmö, Sweden – http://www.myspace.com/achordian
One Ring Zero – Nothing Else Is Happening – As Smart As We Are (2004) – Virgina / Brooklyn, NY – On Tour Now! – http://oneringzero.dreamhosters.com/
Tres (w/Didier Laloy) – Arabesque – S-Tres (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
Joshua James – Abbie Martin – The Sun is Always Brighter (2008) – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA – http://www.joshuajames.tv/
Jane Vain & The Dark Matter – Oh Captain – Love Is Where The Smoke Is (2008) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – http://www.rectanglerecords.com/
Joe Black – The Accordian Players Romance – Cirque des epouvantails (2007) – Portsmouth, UK – http://www.myspace.com/misterjoeblack
Wendy McNeill – Holly O’ – The Wonder Show (2006) – Edmonton, Toronto, Canada/Sweden? – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
The Magnetic Fields – The Night You Can’t Remember – 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3 (2000) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – that’s Daniel Handler, aka lemony snicket on accordion. – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
Sex With No Hands – Rebbe Yell – Squeeze It (2008) – San Francisco, California, USA – Share this with your friends! – http://www.sexwithnohands.com

This episode’s cover is from the Box Club.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-11-07: November Futures

November 8, 2018

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You never know what’s coming up around the bend.  Well, one thing is for sure — next Wednesday, there’s always another episode of Accordion Noir coming up out of CFRO Co-op Community Radio!  You can read into last night’s playlist what you will, commentary on current events plus a (re)broadcast of Bruce’s interview with Krist Novoselic of Giants in the Trees (never yet actually aired on the radio) about accordions and electoral reform.  You can enjoy listening to the entire program as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive, and here is its playlist:

AccNoir-2018-11-07, November Futures

* Geoff Berner – Victory Party – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Center Of The Earth – Center Of The Earth – Giants in the Trees (2017) – Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA – http://giantsinthetrees.com Krist Novoselić, acc.
* Krist Novoselić Interview – Accordion Noir, Co-op Radio (2018) – http://www.GiantsInTheTrees.com http://www.AccordionUprising.org http://www.CoopRadio.org
* Gwen Cresens & Anne Niepold – Savoie / Smells Like … / Option Plus – Monochromatic (2016) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* Hank Penny – Politics – Hillbilly Be-Bop (1944-1950) (1947) – Joe Ross, acc. (My chagrin and apologies for the sexism of old cowboy music. Sigh.)
* The Tiger Lillies – Swing ’em High – Bad Blood and Blasphemy (1999) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Karen Street – Under Suspicion – Accordion Crimes (2004) – UK – http://www.KarenStreet.com
* Natalie Merchant – The Man in the Wilderness – Selections From The Album Leave Your Sleep (2010) – http://www.nataliemerchant.com/
* Accordion Crimes – Tabalistic – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
* David Woodhead’s Confabulation – Goats In The Machine – Confabulation (2010) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.davidwoodhead.com/

 

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-11-07: Refresh the Inbox

November 6, 2018

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OK, since yesterday’s post was such a slim wisp of a thing, here’s another full-length archival episode for you, what we’ll henceforth refer to as number episode 101, getting us a little closer to being back in lockstep sync with our bad selves 10 years ago.  At its original online host it was enjoyed some 2899 times, and now you can listen to it all you like at the Internet Archive!  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 7, 2008, Refresh the Inbox

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Amazing Accordion Kings – Brazil – New York State? USA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiCa1w8AF_Q http://www.amazingaccordionkings.com/
Whirlybirdbrand – “Oui, on peut — Yes we can!” OBAMA ZYDECO – (2008) – Opelousas, Louisiana, USA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLvgwHGlpdQ http://thewhirlybird.com/
UpSouth Twisters – If The Phone Don’t Ring – The UpSouth Twisters (2008) – PALISADES, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lucky7zydeco
Peter Katz and the Curious – I Do. – More Nights (2008) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.Peterkatz.com
My Unborn Children – Julia – Foolish (2007) – Athens, Georgia, USA – http://www.flockofgoose.com/music.html
OKgiraffe – Heaven Only Knows – OKgiraffe (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/okgiraffe
Ginggang (Nissa Diamant, concertina) – The Vase – The Twentieth Century Zodiak (2005) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.myspace.com/ginggangband
The Burning Hell – I Guess I’ll Be Seeing You – Happy Birthday (2007) – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/mathiaskom
Hjaltalín – Selur – Sleepdrunk Seasons (2008) – Reykjavík, Iceland – http://www.myspace.com/hjaltalinband
Anna Ternheim – To Be Gone (Naked version) – Last FM garble version (2004) – http://www.annaternheim.com/
S. G. Sinnicks (Michael Boguski, acc.) – The Colours – Red Meat & Blue 88’s (2008) – “union made and proudly Canadian” – http://www.sinnicks.com/
Jody Kruskal – Blustery Day – Naked Concertina (2005) – New York, USA – http://jodykruskal.com/
Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – Ratter jack walsh – Nov 6, 2008
Zevy Zions – Mozart Menuetto – Olive Blossoms (2006) – The Bronx, New York / Lakewood, New Jersey, USA – http://www.oliveblossoms.com/index.php Also in: http://www.klezmerfest.com (From right near where my parents grew up.)
Gus Viseur’s Music – Daphne – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (1938) – France – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Duckmandu – Mule Caravan – Shut The Duck Up And Play Your Accordion (2007) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/

This episode’s cover is a wonderful old photo of a flutina and it’s people.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-11-02: Taste of Co-Op

November 5, 2018

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Here we are with, well, it’s not a full episode but then again there are some double-length ones, so on average it might well be considered our hundredth recording.  Let’s consider it episode 100.  “Taste of Co-op” is an annual radio sampler where programs at our parent station CFRO get to broadcast mini-sets at a time other than their usual spot on the schedule so as to pitch what they’ve got on tap to potential new listeners.  Here we were, sitting with Marc Lindy and setting forth our audio manifesto for a new accordion century.  It was enjoyed some 2510 times at its old online host, and now you can hear it mirrored up at the Internet Archive!  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 2, 2008, Taste of Co-op, yakkin’ with Accordion Noir!

Just a little special we got to do where all the shows on the station come on and chat with Marc Lindy from the Gospel Train. We were preceded by The F Word, (“Feminist,” Sat 8-9 AM,) and followed by the Persian show Pazhvak (Mon 9-10 PM). We hope to have them on to talk about Iranian/Persian accordions, cool!

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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Can.Ky.Ree – Virgin ‘reprise’ – East Of Earshot (2002) – Chicago, USA – http://www.myspace.com/cankyree
Rowan – Vanha Jatsi – (live) – Canada
Charles Verstraete – Boogie Woogie (1943) (I played the wrong song, it’s tradition.) – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Geoff Berner – King of the Gangsters – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/

This episode’s cover is, the Co-op Radio broadcast-tower!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-10-31: Frightening World

November 1, 2018

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It’s hard to know which angle to take on Hallowe’en, so the picture isn’t always a great match for the recording… but it has an interesting story associated with it!

Last night was both Hallowe’en AND as a Wednesday, also an Accordion Noir radio broadcast night!  We try to visit the theme every year but we aren’t always so lucky as to manage to land square on it!  That may be the only thing lucky about last night’s program, concerning itself with the rapid deterioration of what seemed like a solid liberal order — something really frightening, as alluded to in Bruce’s title to the episode.  It’s not all doom (it is, however, all gloom), and even when it is down it provides a valuable opportunity for weighty reflection on the state of the world.  We’re not just emo here!  You can listen to last night’s Hallowe’en episode online courtesy of the Internet Archive, and here is its playlist and a few additional notes Bruce provided:

* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Beyze Vintn – The Broken Tongue/Dos Tsebrokhene Loshn (2006) – Detroit-New York, USA / Berlin, Germany – http://www.paintedbird.net/
* Kroke – The Secrets Of The Life Tree – The Rough Guide To Klezmer – Poland – http://www.kroke.krakow.pl/html_en/main_en.html
* Yenkovitz Und Goldberg – Rimastic Doina – Columbia E1399 (1913) – Judaica Sound Archives: http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/home.php
* Yenkovitz & Goldberg – As Du Furst Avek – Cantors, Klezmorim and Crooners 1905-1953: Classic Yiddish 78s From the Mayrent Collection [Disc 3] (1913) – http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/MayrentRec http://www.jsprecords.com
* Mari Boine – Mu Áhkku = My Grandma – Goaskinviellja / Ørnebror / Eagle Brother (1993) – Sami / Norway – http://www.mariboine.no
* Katheryn Petersen – Accordion Noir Theme Song (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://katherynpetersen.com All parts were played by me on accordion, toy piano and squeeky chair and all the effects were done live with my pedals and not by robots or in post.
* Wintermitts – Ghost Note – Heirloom (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://wintermitts.bandcamp.com
* Elliot Vaughan – Death – The Musical Miniatures Of From Whence He Came (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.elliotvaughan.com
* David Roy Parsons – To Everyman’s Closet – Self-Titled – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/davidroyparsons
* David P Smith – ill wind – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/davidpsmith
* Ember Rev – Papillon – Premonition and Ruin (2018) – Cambridge, UK – https://emberrev.bandcamp.com Chris Peckham, acc.
* Spiro – I Fear You Just As I Fear Ghosts – Lightbox (2011) – United Kingdom – http://www.spiromusic.com
* Murder By Death – Ghost FIelds – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (2012) – Bloomington, Indiana, USA – https://murderbydeath.com/
* Lonesome Leash – Ghosts – I am no captain (2013) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – Visit http://lonesomeleash.bandcamp.com

Some Lyrics from tonight’s Episode:

 

Beyze Vintn: (eng.)
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Wailing, wailing, winds of evil
Weigh upon the land
Fell the trees and break the branches
By your raging hand.

Roust the birds from quiet meadows
Let them seek to fly
If a wing is weak or broken,
Crush them as they try.

Break the doors off all the hinges
Shatter every pane
If in darkness shines a flicker
Kill that fucking flame.

Wailing, wailing winds of evil
While your time is nigh
Long will winter keep the light of
Summer from the sky.

(From Reisen’s 1901 poem, “Tsum Vinter.”

Bundists (jewish socialists) and Warsaw ghetto fighters sang last line:
“Winter will not last much longer,
Summer is close by.”

http://www.paintedbird.net/

Mu Áhkku = My Grandma
by Mari Boine

Mu áhkku lei dego loddi
mu áhkku lei dego loddi
mu áhkku lei dego loddi
mu áhkku lei dego loddi

Mu áhkku girdilii ja manai
mu áhkku girdilii ja manai
mu áhkku girdilii ja manai
mu áhkku girdilii ja mana

Mun báhcen dása okto
ja mun váillahan mu áhkku
mun báhcen dása okto
ja mun váillahan su
mun váillahan mu áhkku

Gii válddii ja doalvvui mu áhku
ii ge buktán sat su manos
gii válddii ja doalvvui mu áhku
ii ge goassige buktán su manos
ii ge buktán sat su manos

Mu áhkku lei dego loddi
mu áhkku lei dego loddi
mu áhkku lei dego loddi
girdilii ja manai
mu áhkku lei dego loddi

GRANDMA

Grandma was like a bird
grandma was like a bird

Grandma alighted, flew, and was gone
alighted, flew, and was gone

Abandoned
I long for grandma
Abandoned,
alone with my longing

Who came and carried off my grandma
who didn’t bring her back
who came and carried off my grandma
who never brought her back

My grandma was like a bird
she alighted, flew and was gone
my grandma was like a bird

From the album: Goaskinviellja / Ørnebror / Eagle Brother
http://www.mariboine.no

Papillon
Words & Music by Dan Ecclestone

We break butterflies on the wheel
For fear they may return
Vengeful in colour

We break dreamers and schemers and seers
For fear they may return
As armies in number

We break butterflies on the wheel
For fear they may inspire
And lost in the beating of wings – a life.

Everybody says it’s the will, it’s the way
But how could we be so wrong?
Everybody says the die is cast.

Words & Music by Dan Ecclestone
Arranged by Ember Rev
https://emberrev.bandcamp.com/track/papillon

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 (tonight!) Cheers & squeeze on!

PS, to the locals — don’t miss the classical accordion concert taking place tomorrow night!  That calibre of squeezing doesn’t pass through town often!