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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-05-23: Concertinas and Stuff

May 21, 2018

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It looks like we took a week or so off after our Cinco de Mayo extravaganza ten years back, probably to make room for member drive specials, but before May was up we came roaring back with what must be Accordion Noir episode number 77, which shone a tiny light, among the regular mix, on the world of the Anglo concertina (not to be mistaken with the English concertina, a real linguistic conundrum.)  Back at its original online home it was enjoyed 3307 times and, as always, we hope that it continues to be enjoyed at least as many times.  You can continue enjoying listening to it into the future at the Internet Archive, and to help illustrate why you might want to, here’s the episode’s playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 23, 2008, Concertinas & Stuff

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Anglo International! (Anglo Concertina Playing From Around the World) – Nigel Chippendale – Petit Valse / Mazurka – UK – http://www.angloconcertina.co.uk/
Anglo International! – John Watcham – Morris Tune Medley – UK
Sagapool – Hublet – E’pisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/
Boulder Acoustic Society – Maggie’s Farm – The Caged Bird (2008) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.boulderacousticsociety.net/
Acco Duo – Chornobrivtsky (V. Virmenich) – Romance (2008) – Croatia – http://www.accoduo.com
Bruce Springsteen – Wild Billy’s Circus Story (feat. Danny Federici, RIP!)
– The Wild, The Innocent & E Street Shuffle (1973) – New Jersey, USA
Chris Gaffney (RIP) – I Never Grew Up (hidden track) – Mi Vida Loca (1992) – Arizona, USA – http://www.helpgaff.com/
Blackthorn – The Mermaid / Randers Hopsa (feat. Dianne Foster, RIP) – Sweet Forget-Me-Not (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.blackthornband.com/
Anglo International! – Frank Edgley – The Maid of Fraekle / Over the Moor to Maggie – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – http://www.concertinas.ca/
Anglo International! – Alan O’Day – Robsif Waltz – UK – http://www.filmsonglass.co.uk/concertina-tutorial.htm
Rowan Lipkovits (after Loudon Wainwright III) – the Turkish Revelry –Vancouver, Canada – on the 1929 Soprani accordion!
Tarkin – Chase aux Perdreaux – Charming to the Last (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tarkin.ca/

(Then “Into the Pit” played Trollband, a local Vancouver Accordion metal band: http://www.myspace.com/trollbandhordes We include that as a special bonus.)

This episode’s “cover” is… the “Anglo International” CD cover! – http://www.angloconcertina.co.uk/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-05-16: Mothers and Others

May 17, 2018

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From the mouth of programmer “Accordion” Bruce Triggs himself, on the subject of tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio: “This week on Accordion Noir — Mother’s Day tunes with political asides as called for.”  Mothers are always well worth celebrating, though if ever there was a time for political asides this is it!  His curatorial angle seems a little oblique in that blurb, but if you’d like to get a better idea of what to expect, you can get a sneak peak at the playlist below before accessing digital audio of the episode over here.  Enjoy!

* Boozoo Chavis – Mother’s Blues – Hey Do Right (1997) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA – Visit http://antonesrecords.bandcamp.com
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Klezbian Mother – Contrairies (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.joannacs.com/
* Elly Kelly – Mother’s Favorite Waltz – Home Sweet Home (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada – http://www.ellykellymusic.com/home.html
* Charles Ketvirtis – Mother Song – Folksongs Of Another America – Newberry Michigan (Lithuania) – chemnitzer concertina – https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5231.htm
* The Fugitives – All this Trouble – Eccentrically We Love (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Antti Paalanen – Gaza – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Blind Connie Williams – Motherless Children – Philadelphia Street Singer (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (Got this from Jared Snyder, he’s our hero.) Recording date uncertain. http://record-fiend.blogspot.com/2010/01/blind-connie-williams-philadelphia.html
* Esma Redzepova – Unhappy Loneliness – Songs Of A Macedonian Gypsy
* Carlos Vives – Pa Mayté – La Tierra del Olvido (0) – Colombia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Vives
* Johnny Clegg & Savuka – I Call Your Name – In My African Dream: The Best Of Johnny Clegg & Savuka (1994)
* Casey Neill Trio – Emma’s Garden – Skree (1999) – Oregon, USA – http://www.caseyneill.org/ Nova Devonie, acc.
* They Might Be Giants – The Day – They Might Be Giants (1986)
* John Delafose & The Eunice Playboys – Mother’s Day Blues – Joe Pete Got Two Women (2011) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Joanna Drummond – Farther Afield (Featuring Clea Roddick) – Songs for Mother’s Day (2015) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.joannadrummondmusic.ca Will Lynch, acc.
* Angelo Debarre et Ludovic Beier – Mister Sandman – Come into my swing ! (2003) – Paris, France – http://www.myspace.com/ludovicbeier

 

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 2018-05-09: Fund Driven Twice

May 10, 2018

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Bruce liked last week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio so much, he aired it again this week!  But wait, bear with me now: due to a power outage, last week’s broadcast was interrupted and distorted by electricity spikes from backup generation.  He thought it would be too bad to simply abandon it by the wayside due to no fault of its own, so he did indeed broadcast the same set of songs a second time — apologies to the local radio listeners, but thanks to his efforts, now available to online listeners for the first and only time!  You can enjoy listening to digital audio of the episode by following this link (if you like it as much as Bruce did, perhaps you’ll listen to it twice!) , and to help enhance your appreciation of the recording, here’s its playlist:

* Betty White’s How to Dance Course – Heel and Toe, Skater’s Position (Man and Woman) – How to POLKA (1960)
* Geoff Berner – I Don’t Feel So Mad At God When I See You In A Summer Dress – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Beto Rada and Cheche Rada – Pedazo De Acordeón – 100 Años De Vallenato (Disc 1) Colombia
* Sylvia Herold And Euphonia – Kitty Alone And I – Lovely Nancy (2005) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.syylviaharold.com
* Andrea Parodi – Astrolicamus – The Rough Guide To Mediterranean Café Music (2004) – Sardinia, Italy
* Antti Paalanen – Gaza – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Murder My Sweet – Abrupt Transitions – (1945)
* BeauSoleil – Two-Step A Will Balfa – Allons A Lafayette (1988) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – http://www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/
* Boozoo Chavis – I’m Ready Me – Boozoo Chavis (1990) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA –
* Blind Joe Mangrum; Fred Shriver – Bill Cheatam – Kentucky Mountain Music – CD6 (1928) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/2124/Mangrum_Blind_Joe_instrumentalist_violin
* Jill Barber – Les Feuilles Mortes – Chansons (2013) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.jillbarber.com Drew Jurecka, acc.
* Proud Animal – One Way – Proud Animal (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.proudanimal.com http://www.badler.ca/
* Attwenger – Mei Bua – Sun (2002) – Linz, Austria – http://www.attwenger.at/

This episode was broadcast (both times!) during our parent radio station CFRO’s Spring Member Drive, so if you enjoy our ongoing mission, you could help us out by buying a membership in our co-op radio station and telling them that Accordion Noir sent you!

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 2008-05-09: Nueve de Mayo with Manuél Magaña!

May 7, 2018

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For the 76th episode of Accordion Noir radio, we nodded to the pseudo-holiday of Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to do a “spotlight on Mexico” episode.  But understanding that the occasion isn’t actually celebrated there… not necessarily at all, and certainly not the way us norteamericanos have been taught to expect, we leaned on the generously offered expertise of a genuinely Latinx friend, Manuél Magaña, to curate the playlist!  That’s a bit of a trip, as there’s no way I would have guessed that his guest spot came up a whole decade ago.  Maybe it’s time for a part 2!

At its original online home, this episode peaked at some 3358 listens logged, but at its 
new, forever online home… you should be able to continue enjoying it as digital audio into the indefinite future.  The only thing you might want to bring with you is this playlist, to help you best understand what it is you’re hearing.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 9, 2008, Nueve de Mayo! Manuél Magaña’s Latin mix!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Steve Jordan – El Kranke – Steve Jordan 25 Hits (2000) – Texas, USA – http://www.reyesaccordions.com/steve.htm
Flaco Jimenez – La Tumba Sera el Final – Y Tu Mamá También – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.flacojimenezmusic.com/
Los Palominos – Todos Lloramos – Uvalde, Texas, USA – http://www.lospalominos.com/
Bersuit Vergarabat – Gente de Mierdas – Libertinaje – Argentina – http://www.bersuit.com/
El Poder Del Norte – En Tu Basura – http://www.poderdelnorte.com.mx/
El Grán Silencio – Con Sangre Del Norte – Libres y Locos – Monterrey, México – http://www.karmafilms.es/html/elgransilencio.html
Elsa García – Inolvidable – Not the gymnist, the singer! She has her own barbie doll, but it hasn’t got an accordion. – http://www.ondanet.com/tejano/artists/Elsa.Garcia/
Jorge Celedón – Sin Perdón – Villanueva, La Guajira, Colombia – http://www.jorgeceledon.net/ (crazy Flash accordion website.)
Julieta Venegas – Andar Conmigo – Sí – Tijuana, México – http://www.julietavenegas.net/
Los Alegres de la Sierra – Y Si Volviera A Nacer – Spring Valley, California, USA – http://www.myspace.com/losalegres001
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs y Flaco Jimenez – Gallo Rojo – El León – Argentina, Texas – http://www.fabulosos-cadillacs.com/
Los Tigres del Norte – Si No Me Falla el Corazon – Los Dos Plebes (1994) – México – http://www.lostigresdelnorte.com/
Los Tres – He Barrido El Sol – Los Tres (Unplugged) (2006) – Chile – http://www.fabulosos-cadillacs.com/

This episode’s “cover” is… A Zapatista accordionist by Dylan Minor

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 2008-05-02: with Blackberry Wood!

April 30, 2018

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For the extremely archival Accordion Noir radio episode number 75, all the way a decade back, we celebrated by having some live guests into the studio with us — East Van’s high-energy circus band, Blackberry Wood!  At this moment in time their lineup included Katheryn Petersen on accordion, and much joyous squeezing ensued.  At its original online home, the episode racked up some 3653 listens, and future generations can continue enjoying the recording over at the Internet Archive.  Now to prime the pump… the track listing:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 2nd, 2008, Blackberry Wood

This episode’s “cover” is… BBW’s New Album, Travelling Horse Opry!

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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Guest Artists Blackberry Wood: http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood

Blackberry Wood (after The Cure) – Love Cats – Travelling Horse Opry (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Sharon Shannon & The Woodchoppers – Mighty Sparrow – Live In Galway (2001) – Ireland – sharonshannon.com http://www.daisydiscs.com/
DeVotchKa – Vengo! Vengo! – Una Volta (2003) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.myspace.com/devotchkamusic
Blackberry Wood (after June Carter) – Ring of Fire – (Live here at Co-op Radio – “soundcheck song” all sound problems are my fault.)
B. Wood – Johnny Was a Race-Car Driver – (Live)
Jiggernaught – Best o’ the Barley – In Search of More (2001) – (with extra background vocals from our studio… geesh) – Houston, Texas, USA – http://www.jiggernaut.com
B. Wood – Cyrus the Great (Live / Salmon Avalanche, acc.)
B. Wood – Love Song (Live)
B. Wood – Ramblin’ (Live)
B. Wood – Sugar – Travelling Horse Opry (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Bombolessé – Menterias – Pucha-Pucha (2006) – Montreal, QC, Canada / Brazil – http://www.bombolesse.com/
Kruzenshtern – Karate – Kruzenshtern I Parohod (2006) – Israel/France – http://www.vialka.com/

(I never got any ice-cream. Somebody owes me a scoop.)

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 (which is coming up this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-04-25: When Bruce is away, Rowan will play… songs on the radio

April 26, 2018

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Bruce had to suddenly skip town — something about a mob of concertina players with pitchforks and torches I think, I’m not sure — so I held down the sound board at the CFRO controll room last night, airing a curious selection of accordion oddities I’d been gradually accruing in my “consider playing this on the radio show some day” directory.  What’s more, I found a belated birthday present from Bruce in our mailbox in the station, containing a T-shirt you see me modelling here in a very metal fashion.  (If you’d like your own, looks like you can find them over here.)  But enough about me, you can hear digital audio of last night’s hour of alt-accordion programming over here, and to help you pathetically try to make some sense of the squeezebox chaos that ensued, here’s its playlist:

Jackson Parodi – Windows ’95 startup sound
Creaking Planks (after Andy Fielding) – Accordion Noir theme
Michał Sawicki (after Luis Fonsi) – Despacito
Wolfgang Rihm – Fetzen 3
Debo Band – Habesha
Pickapepperproduction – Frankenmuth Man
Die Draufgänger (after Luis Fonsi) – Despacito
Lidia Kaminska – Duell
Luiz Gonzaga – Numa Sala de Reboco
Jeffrey Butzer – L’affaire de l’escalier deroule
Igorrr – Houmous
Angel Corpus Christi – Fall
Bob Dylan – Joey
Jack Paps – Andra
The Salt – Tarran the Tailor

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 2008-04-25: Home Sweet Home

April 23, 2018

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It’s the start of a new week and with it, another selection from the Accordion Noir Classic archives from ten years back.  (“Selection” doesn’t really do it justice when what we mean is really “here’s the show we aired closest to 10 years ago on this date.”  We don’t get to choose!)  It was episode number 74 of our weekly broadcast, and we’d just come through a tour de force Spring Member Drive… this let us relax a little bit with our customary mix of many different styles from many different locales.  At its original online home it racked up some 3391 recorded “listens” … hopefully it will gather a few more at its new, forever online home over here.  To help point the way, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 25th, 2008, Home Sweet Home show

This episodes “cover” is… My new old Hohner. How old you say? Maybe 1920?

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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Elly Kelly – Elly’s Reel – Home Sweet Home (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada – http://www.ellykellymusic.com/home.html
Joe Ely & Joel Guzman – Letter to Laredo – Live Cactus! (2008) – – http://www.myspace.com/guzmanfox
Christa Couture – Sad Story Over – The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.christacouture.com/
Jaojoby – e Tiako – e Tiako (1997) – Madagascar, Africa – http://jaojoby.calabashmusic.com/
Ghost Bees – Goldfish and Metermaids – Tasseomancy (2008) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ghostbees
The Scarring Party – Monsters – Come Away from the Light (2008) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.scarringparty.com/
Rowan Lipkovits (after the Ink Spots) – I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire
Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana – Brughiere – Lune (2004) – Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/
Bellowhead – Death and the Lady – Burlesque (2006) – UK – http://www.bellowhead.com/
Egberto Gismonti – Sanfona (thanks for the download Frank!) – Blue Note Trip / Jazzanova / Scrambled (2006) – Brasil – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egberto_Gismonti
“Polka” Duet for Violin & Accordion – Brent Akins, violin / Jim Hiscott, accordion (composer) – BBC Radio Orchestra’s True North Concert (2007) – Iqaluit, Ninuvet, Canada – http://www.jimhiscott.ca/index.html
This Barstool’s Reserved For My Heart – Rowan!
Bruce’s “Transition Into The Pit” jam on antique accordion!

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(Also, learn this song and come play on our show:)

I Don’t Want To Set the World On Fire (the Ink Spots)

C A7 D- A7 D-
I don’t want to set the world on fire
G
I just want to start
C A D G
A flame in your heart
In my heart I have but one desire
And that one is you
No other will do C (bb b c)
C
I’ve lost all ambition for worldly acclaim
F C F
I just want to be the one you love
A7
And with your admission that you feel the same
D- G7
I’ll have reached the goal I’m dreaming of
C – I don’t want to set the world A7 on D- fire A7 D-
G I just want to start
A flame in your C heart (bb b c)

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!