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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-06-21: Summer Soul

June 23, 2017

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We got through a rainy Car Free Day with our seven hours of accordion music for the moist masses, which means that now we’ve officially crossed the solstice, friends!  If you, like us, are in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that we’ve all just crossed into summer!  And how better to celebrate than with an hour of soulful accordion music?  (Listeners in the Southern Hemisphere, please cross out this episode’s title and call it: “Wonderful Winter”.  Much obliged!)  So here we are, offering you up this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio: you have your choice — you can listen, for a limited time (some 6 months) to a digital audio stream of the episode… or (for keeps) as a downloadable mp3 from the Internet Archive!  And to help you along your way, whichever option you choose… here’s the playlist to this week’s episode!

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* Wendy McNeill – Lutetia – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Art Van Damme Quintet – Summerwind – Lullaby in Rhythm (1968) – USA, Recorded in Germany – Swinging The Accordion On MPS (Mostly Perfect Sound) Compilation,
* Viola Turpeinen – Summer evening waltz – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa vol. 2 – 1929-1945 – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager
* The Fortunate Ones – The Bliss – The Bliss (2015) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.FortunateOnes.com
* 16 Horsepower – Neck On The New Blade – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes (1996)
* Hossam Ramzy & Ossama El Hendy – Moonstone – Ruby: classical egyptian bellydance (2009) – Egypt, Africa – http://www.hossamramzy.com/
* IVA NOVA – Kholmogori (2013) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.facebook.com/IVA.NOVA.ru?ref=ts&fref=ts
* Spirit Of The West – Home For A Rest – Save This House (1989) – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sotw.ca/ Linda McRae, acc. http://www.lindamcrae.com/
* Ten Thousand Wolves – Ole Slew Foot – Ten Thousand Wolves: Johnny Horton Remix (2014) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tenthousandwolves.com/
* Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – For The Summer – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise (2010) – New Hampshire/Maine, USA – http://ouroboros.raylamontagne.com
* Fizzè – Nice Time In Swiss – The Peeni Waali Phenomenon (1999) – Switzerland, etc. – Tobias Morgenstern, acc. Dennis Bovell, bass/guitar. http://www.mensch3000.ch/default.htm
* The Jerry Cans – Ilatiit – Nunavuttitut (2013) – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
Great Article about the Jerry Cans: https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/aakuluk-music-is-raising-up-voices-in-the-north
* Tom Waits – Train Song – Franks Wild Years (1987) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.tomwaits.com/ David Hidalgo from Los Lobos, 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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-06-07: Accordion Month on Earth

June 21, 2017

salon.jpg“Megan Gerbrandt opening the 28th Public Salon. Incredible performance.” Photo by Sarah Murray.

There’s been some twisting and turning to get us here, but now we’re all caught up again, with this sharing of our Accordion Noir radio episode from … two weeks ago.  Don’t ask!  It made sense at the time.  (And yes, thank you, our Car-Free Main stage, which Bruce described as “Guitar-Free Main”, was highly successful!)  You can listen to the episode as a digital audio stream if you like, or if you prefer (highly recommended) you can go and help yourself to an MP3 download of the episode for keeps!  Then there’ll be another fresh episode airing tonight, yow!  In the meantime, here’s the playlist for the linked recent episode:

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* Andrea Parkins – Slippage – Slippage (1998) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.andreaparkins.com
* The Lewinskies – Look to the Sea (Featuring Phil Sedore) – Good for All (2016) – Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.thelewinskies.com
* 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/
* Alice Hall – Dean Olsher talks with Alice Hall – NPR, Morning Edition (1997) – Van Nuys, California, USA – http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1030055
* Alice Hall Quartet – Just You Just Me – The Alice Hall Sound: Trio, Quartet, and Live Performance. (1950’s?) – We called this “The Party Tape” while searching for it for six years.
* David Wax Museum – That’s Not True – Everything Is Saved (2011) – New England and Elsewhere – http://www.davidwaxmuseum.com/
* Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – For The Summer – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise (2010) – New Hampshire/Maine, USA – http://ouroboros.raylamontagne.com
* Black Prairie – Full Moon In June – Feast Of The Hunters’ Moon (2010) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Miss Natasha Enquist – Summer Bird – MNE (2015) – Victoria, BC, Canada (and now Berlin, Germany) – http://www.kolloagency.com
* Jason Webley – Southern Cross – Counterpoint (2002) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* Shelley O’Brien – My Velocipede – You, Me and the BIrds (2008) – Vancouver – Toronto – Yukon Territory, Canada – Mark Berube, acc. http://www.shelleyobrien.ca
* Las Fenix – Esta Vez No (Video Oficial) – (2017) – Houston, Texas, USA – http://www.lasfenix.com
* Balún – El Correo Especial – An EP Collection [Nada Que Hacer Hoy EP (2004)] (2006) – NY City / Puerto Rico – https://www.balunonline.com
* The Captain & Me – William Mason’s Summer – Leave Your Friends And Family (0) – Oslo, Norway – http://www.myspace.com/thecaptainandme http://www.thecaptainandme.com/
* Mauvais Sort – Le pont du diable – Koru (2005) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.mauvaissort.com (Stéphanie Richard, 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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-06-14: Accordion Noir stage preview for Car-Free Main Street!

June 16, 2017

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Greetings folks! To keep things timely, we’re lightly leapfrogging over last week’s broadcast in favour of prioritizing this week’s. I know, it sounds contradictory, but hear me out: this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio is a preview of performers you can catch live at our *FREE* (by donation) Accordion Noir stage at this year’s Car-Free Main Street festival Sunday, June 18, running at 21st and Main from noon to 7 pm. (If we aired last week’s episode now and this week’s episode next week, it would no longer serve as a preview, you see.) There are also some filler acts on the playlist (perhaps the only time Hamster Theatre will ever be described as “filler”) who you won’t be seeing on Sunday, but by listening to this week’s broadcast you can get a good feel for participating acts Katheryn Petersen, Ana Bon-Bon, the Creaking Planks, Barbara Adler, Robyn Carrigan and Geoff Berner! (For Der Royshiker Krokves and the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra, you’re just going to have to use your imagination.) And how would one listen to that broadcast you inquire? So glad you asked! You can enjoy the episode as a digital audio stream or you can take advantage of our preferred delivery mechanism, MP3 download from the Internet Archive.  Now here’s the full playlist so you better know who and what to expect squeezing their heart out on the streets this Sunday afternoon!

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Go to the Car Free Main Accordion Noir Street Festival:
Sunday Jun 18, Main & 21st in Vancouver.

* Katheryn Petersen – Accordion Noir Theme Song – (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – 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.
* Antti Paalanen – Angus – Meluta (2015) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* IVA NOVA – Spring Time? – (off myspace) (0) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.myspace.com/ivanovaband
* They Might Be Giants – It’s Not My Birthday – Miscellaneous T (2000) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.tmbg.com/
* Ana Bon-Bon & Amelia Rose Slobogean – Sleepy Eyed Tom – Bon-Bon & Rose, ep. (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – “The Fiddler” Amelia Rose Slobogean of Ukrainian band Zeellia, and her own group RedBoot Quartet, and cofounder of Yukon’s crazy band FISHEAD STEW.
* Creaking Planks – Dead_Mans_Pants – Flogged Round the Fleet (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Fang – Mean Swans – Beast Pieces (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/
* Ten Thousand Wolves – North to Alaska – Ten Thousand Wolves: Johnny Horton Remix (2014) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tenthousandwolves.com/
* Geoff Berner – The True Enemy – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – Swing A Chicken 3 Times Over Your Head – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Robyn Carrigan – Butcher Boy – Accordion Noir 2011-01-12 – House on Fire With Robyn Carrigan (2011) – Nova Scotia/Vancouver, Canada – https://myspace.com/robyncarrigan http://www.bottleneckband.com
* Bottleneck (with Scott Smith) – I Think You’ll Get By – Accordion Noir (2011) – Nova Scotia/Vancouver, Canada – https://myspace.com/robyncarrigan
* Hamster Theatre – Home – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – Dave Willey, acc. http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/splash3.html

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 2007-06-15: with Andrea Parkins!

June 13, 2017

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Greetings, everybody!  From the archives, this week we’re presenting to you Accordion Noir Radio episode number 29, from June 15th of 2007!  Since being put up at its original online host it has garnered a kingly 3472 listens, and from now on you’ll be able to find it — forever! — hosted online at the Internet Archive.  And here, to enhance your enjoyment of the recording, is the accompanying playlist — so you know just which song Andrea Parkins is playing on at any given moment 8)

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

(Andrea Parkins plays organ, accordion, sampler and effects on all)

No Doubt–—11/8—Dance With Death, Nels Cline, New Monastery: A View Into The Music Of Andrew Hill, 2006
April, Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black, Five Other Pieces (+2)
Visionary of the Week, Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black, Kulak, 29 & 30,
Split the Difference, Ellery Eskelin, Quiet Music, 2006
It’s a Samba, Ellery Eskelin, Arcanum Moderne, 2002
Tomorrow is a New Day, Ellery Elkelin, Quiet Music, 2006

(Shortest Playlist 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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir stage at Car-Free Main Street, Sunday June 18

June 7, 2017

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The 2017 Car-Free Main Street day invited us to program an alt-accordion stage for this year’s street festival and by gum, we have done so! From the fest’s start to finish, beginning at noon and ending at 7 pm, under a tent at the west side of the intersection of 21st Avenue and Main Street, we will be dishing up some of the noir-est squeezing Vancouver has to offer!

Participating performers include:

* 12:00-12:30 (30 mins) Robyn Carrigan, Gaelic ambassador from Melodeonic climes,
* 12:45-1:15 (30 mins) Ana Bon-Bon, gospel-blues muse,
* 1:30-2:00 (30 mins) Der Royshiker Krokves, klezmorim of mystery,
* 2:15-2:45 (30 mins) Katheryn Petersen, Artistic Director of the Accordion Noir Society,
* 3-3:45 (45 mins) The one and only Vancouver Squeezebox Circle Orchestra,
* 4:00-5:00 (1 hr) a rare set by the Creaking Planks, jug band of the damned,
* 5:15-5:45 (30 mins) Barbara Adler of Sawdust Collector…
* 6-7 pm (1 hr) … all culminating in an hourlong performance by “whiskey rabbi” Geoff Berner and his fabulous band!

All that and … who knows, anything is possible — there are many opportunities for surprises to squeeze in over seven hours!

The performances are free but if you insist on tipping our performers with donations… we won’t stand in your way.  Also do please be sure to check out our stage’s info (and merchandise!) table hosted by Spartacus Books, home to our monthly Vancouver Squeezebox Circle!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-06-08: Russian Funk, Seattle Strangeness, and Take Your Clothes off When You Dance

June 5, 2017

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Greetings, everyone, from the Accordion Noir radio archives!  Get your week started right with episode number 28 from our deep back stacks, originally aired June 8, 2007!
At its original online host it racked up a very respectable and quite typical 3185 downloads, but who knows for how long that site will remain up and active — so sooner or later, we’ll recommend you tap it at the new Accordion Noir archives at the Internet Archive.  Now, to help you better appreciate just what it is squeezing into your ear canals, here’s the episode’s (somewhat rudimentary) playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: June 08, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm!
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Kamondja, Apéro /Russian Funk
Zydeco 8, Two Step Forouche
Hippies, 11
Rowan, Now or Never (Eryn Holbrook)
Tony O’Leary, Lilting Banshee
Muammer Ketenciglu, 1 K bakir
Duo Simard-Sideron, Gymnopedve 3
Rowan, Waltz #2, (Adri)
Hell’s Bellows, Mahoosuknotch
Maria Kalaniemi, 8
Rowan, Take Yer Clothes Off When You Dance (apres Zappa)
TiJaz, Idéal Jazz
Rowan, Birdhouse in Your Soul (after They Might Be Giants)

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. Stay tuned, we’re presenting hours of free local live accordion performance on June 18th, and we’ll be announcing the line-ups here.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-05-31: Ta May

June 2, 2017

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As we bid a fond farewell to the merry month of May, we do it with a song — all right, with a whole set of songs.  OK, it was with a complete episode of Accordion Noir radio, much as we air every week… but this episode was aired this week, and that my friends… made all the difference.  You can enjoy listening to it, for a limited time, as a digital audio stream from our parent radio station (and from the looks of things they’ve just reset the stream server, so probably all previous “digital audio stream” links are now permanently out of order!), or for more permanent and reliable listening, you can help yourself to an mp3 download of the episode from the Internet Archive.  And here, to give you a hint what you’ll be hearing, is its playlist:

* Geoff Berner – High Ground – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – geoffberner.com
* Servais Haanen – Waltz Is A 5 Letter Word – Temporale (2011) – Niederlande (Netherlands) – klangwelten.com or maybe: akkordeonale.de/shop/
* Play, Bayan! – Stepping stone – EP “Di-ska-punk” (2002) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – ripped by ivk
* Iva Nova – Печаль (The Sorrow) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – iva-nova.ru
* Los Tigres Del Norte – Sangre Caliente [Live] – Tu Noche Con… (2008) – Rosa Morada, Sinaloa, Mexico / San Jose, California, USA – lostigresdelnorte.com
* Tummel – Noch einmal-tomatimahl – Transit (2004) – Sweden – tummel.nu
* Micheael Warlop Et Son Orchestre – CA Me Tracasse – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1935) venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleD…
* Yenkovitz & Goldberg – As Du Furst Avek – Cantors, Klezmorim and Crooners 1905-1953: Classic Yiddish 78s From the Mayrent Collection [[Disc 3]] (1913) – uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/Ma… jsprecords.com
* Piñataland – Overture: Beautiful New World Jail – Songs For The Forgotten Future Vol. 1 (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – pinataland.com
* Amber Lee And The Anomalies – Waltzing By Just Holding Hands Instrumental – Indelible (2011) – amberleeandtheanomalies.com
* Guignol – All Or Nothing Machine – Guignol (2004) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – franznicolay.com/index.html (also of Hold Steady, World Inferno Friendship Society
* Canailles – Muraille de Chine – Manger du bois (2012) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – canailles.bandcamp.com
* Fizzè – Nice Time In Swiss – The Peeni Waali Phenomenon (1999) – Switzerland, etc. – Tobias Morgenstern, acc. Dennis Bovell, bass/guitar. mensch3000.ch/default.htm

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!