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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-06-20: Angel Noir Christi

June 19, 2018

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Today from the Accordion Noir radio archives we have extracted for your enjoyment episode number 81 from ten years ago, bookended by songs by San Francisco’s Angel Corpus Christi but acting as slices of bread for a sandwich with an incredible variety of unrelated fillings from world accordion cultures across the globe, as per our usual.  At its original online home this episode was enjoyed some 3205 times, and we hope it continues finding listeners at its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Now here’s its playlist!

This episode’s “cover” is an accordion from Angel Corpus Christi’s site
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Angel Corpus Christi – Clown Sex – Devine Healer (2003) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/
Pee Wee King – Flying Home (1955) – Blue Suede Shoes: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (great compilation) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.bear-family.de
Emmylou Harris – Beyond The Great Divide (Phil Madeira, acc) – All I Intended To Be (2008) – Birmingham, Alabama, USA – http://www.emmylouharris.com/
Don Brownrigg – In It – Wander Songs (2007) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.donbrownrigg.com
Hellblinki – Hope – Oratory (2008) – Ashville, North Carolina, USA – http://www.hellblinki.com (I don’t think there’s accordion in this one actually. Fun though.)
Didier Laloy – Orgue d’Eglise Remix – S-Tres & V.O. (2003) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be/index.html
Pine Leaf Boys – Zydeco Gris Gris – Les Blues de Musicien (2007) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.pineleafboys.com
Amour Fou – Liars – Grow Your Own (2008) – Regina, SK, Canada – http://www.amour-fou.org
Geoff Berner – Blimp Made of – Light Enough to Travel (2000) – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Earth – http://www.geoffberner.com/ http://cdbaby.com/cd/bernergeoff4
Entire Cities – Accountant’s Dream – Deep River (2008) – London, Ontario, Canada – http://www.entirecities.ca/
Emmylou Harris – Old Five and Dime (Phil Madeira, acc) – All I Intended To Be (2008) – Birmingham, Alabama, USA – http://www.emmylouharris.com/
Joshua James – Soul of the Sea – The Sun is Always Brighter (2008) – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA – http://www.joshuajames.tv/
Accordion Crimes – Stacey’s Space – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.acordioncrimes.ca
Iva Nova – Poor Boy – Iva Nova (2003) – Saint Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
Angel Corpus Christi – Hurdy Gurdy Man – Devine Healer (2003) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/

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. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Accordion Noir stage at Car-Free Main Street this past weekend, it was a ton of fun!  Cheers & squeeze on!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-06-13: So Much Polka with Jordan Rody

June 14, 2018

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Jordan has been on our radar for years, possibly a decade, back when he was the kid whose gumption allowed him to willfully overlook the “Noir” part of our program.  The young man is part of the final generation (thus far) of North America’s 1950s accordion golden age, exemplified by Lady of Spain and a peculiar but undeniable fervor for polkas.  His enthusiasm manifested at KIOTAC and, indeed, outlasted it, and he has been surveying the scene so as to determine which empire to conquer next.  (I think of Alex Meixner as the top of this particular game, so that may indicate some career direction for Jordan.)  He’s in town to perform at the Dreadnoughts’ “Polka Time” spin-off show this Saturday night, the improbable (but if anyone can pull it off, it’s these Celtic punks with their spirited following) 1st annual East Van Polka Dance (he’ll also be kicking off our Accordion Noir stage at the Car-Free Main Street festival at noon on Sunday, about which see more below) and we figured that this was a good chance to finally catch up with him and have a meeting of the worlds.

The episode is technically a little rough — Bruce is accustomed to playing music through an overly-elaborate (but now-routine) setup that sends music out of his computer through a turntable mixer (radio station problems, amirite?), while Jordan came prepared with … CDs!  While we know how to play compact disks, we are very much not in the habit of doing so.  Anyhow, we’re not professionals — merely niche experts — but we come with a whole lot of heart you can use to plaster over any glitches in the broadcast, which you can enjoy listening to online over here.  Here’s the playlist to help you keep up with what you’re hearing!

AccNoir-2018-06-13, So Much Polka with Jordan Rody!

www.JordanRody.com

* Polka Haunt Us – White Witch of Jamaica
* Jordan Rody – By Bye My Baby Polka
* The Dreadnoughts – Gavrilo – Foreign Skies (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – www.thedreadnoughts.com
* Scott Heathcoat – Intro, Lock Up Granny (Beer Barrel Polka)
* Bavarski – Cheese and Cracker Polka
* Terror of Tiny Town (Geoff Berner) – Kim Philby – Terror of Tiny Town (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Frankie Yankovic – Give My Heart Back Waltz – Frankie Yankovic: The Early Years
* Jordan Rody – Let’s Have a Party
* Alex Meixner – Why Die Thirsty
* los Lobos – I Wanna Be Like You
* Western Senators – A Cleveland Polka
* Jordan Rody – Three Yanks Polka

And just to remind you again, we’ll be running the Car-Free Main Street Guitar-Free Accordion Stage at the west side of the intersection of 21st Avenue and Main Street, from noon through to 7 pm this Sunday, June 17th.

12:00-12:30 Jordan Rody (polka)
12:30-1:00 Joana Reis (Portugese folk music)
1:00-2:00 Alison Jenkins (theatrical folk music)
2:00-3:00 Basilissa (Portuguese fado-inspired music)
3:00-4:00 Doracito Prieto (folk music)
4:00-5:00 Squeezebox Circle Orchestra (world music)
5:00-6:00 Teapot in the Tuba (whimsical world music)
7:00-8:00 Breaking Boundaries (Colombian cumbia)

 

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 2008-06-13: Mezamazing!

June 12, 2018

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Today for our presentation from Accordion Noir’s Glorious History 10 Years Ago, we share episode number 80 of our weekly hour-long program, wherein we were joined by the core of Vancouver’s most raucous Balkan ensemble, “Mezamazing”!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3580 times, and we hope that future generations continue enjoying listening to this unique episode of accordion radio over at its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Perhaps you will, also!  Maybe the particular details contained in the following playlist will make up your mind…

Accordion Noir: Playlist: June 13, 2008 Mezamazing!
(Only half the show was here, I thought I’d fixed it, now I think so again. Sorry, b.)
This episode’s “cover” is… Mezamazing! (of course.)
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:
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Pauline Oliveros – Lear – Deep Listening (1989) – Recorded in an underground water-storage cistern as a huge natural reverb, Washington State, USA – http://www.deeplistening.org/site/
Omfo – Heobbl Hobeh bin r (Extraordinary Eyes) (This is in cyrillic! I have not properly referenced a couple of these, sorry.)
Saban Bajramovic – Avaj, Avaj me Camo
Mezamazing – Sleazy Blknwdngswg ? (This playlist is sadly inadequate, but we’ll get it out there and try to make corrections later, eh?) [Greetings from “later”, 10 years along … we got nothing.] – Vancouver, BC, Canada! – http://www.myspace.com/mezamazing
Taraf de Haidouks – Tureasca – Taraf de Haïdouks (1999) – Clejani,
Romania – http://www.divanoprod.com/
Mezamazing – Kidney Song – http://www.myspace.com/mezamazing
Les Cowboys Frigants – Hannah – La Grand-Messe (2004) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.cowboysfringants.com/
Juliette Daum – Les Truffes: Menuet Deusieme – Bachs of Truffles (2007) – http://www.juliettedaum.com/
Safete Isovic – Bjul Zuleha

(Sorry for the blanks in the song-sources. My bad pronunciation is usually made up here in the playlists, but when we don’t know where it came from, what can I do but plead forgiveness?)

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 (don’t forget our free stage at Car-Free Main this Sunday!) , and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-06-06: It’s June Now

June 7, 2018

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No obvious thematic pattern emerges from the typically scattered playlist of this week’s episode of Accordion Noir: Bruce has indulged his special trick of programming songs from all different styles originating from far-flung corners of the globe, crashing into each other like train-wreck song transitions on an untouched-by-human-hands playlist from a Jack-format radio station.  Of course, there’s one thing that these songs all do have in common: the instrument of the accordion, proud to show off its thousand and one faces.  That’s basically our only trick, but after over a decade, it’s still a good one.  Click here to listen to this week’s new episode, or read on for the tossed salad of its playlist:

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* Wellington Sea Shanty Society + Croche Dedans – Haul Away Joe – AHOY! (2018) – France / New Zealand – http://wssscrochededans.bandcamp.com
* Nick Ariondo w/Alice Hall on snare drum – That’s a Plenty – Global Accordion Live Concert – FOTA Friends of the Accordion (1996) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.nickariondo.com/
* Danielle Martineau – Rouge falaise – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
* Guy Klucevsek – Pauline, Pauline (for Pauline Oliveros)_ 4_ Dronespeak; Piper’s Lament; The Queen of Kingston – Carousel of Dreams (2018) – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* Guy Klucevsek – Verret’s Valse (for Errol Verret) – Carousel of Dreams (2018) – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* Western Centuries – Far from Home (2018) – Seattle, Washington / New York City, USA – http://westerncenturies.com/ Roddie Romero, acc.
* Merengue Trio – Bonye – Mento Merengue Meringue (1971) – Dominican Republic
* The Tiger Lillies – Weird – Spit Bucket (1995) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Alfred Montmarquette – Valse-lanciers : fig. 3 = Walt – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1929) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://www.nlc-bnc.ca
* The Decemberists – June Hymn – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few – Tailored To Fit – June In Siberia (2011) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
* First Aid Kit – King Of The World – The Lion’s Roar (2012) – Stockholm, Sweden – http://www.thisisfirstaidkit.com
* Steve Jordan – Estrellita Del Norte – The Many Sounds Of Steve Jordan (1987) – Texas, usa
* Christian Maes – Fitzmaurice Polka – John J. Kimmel – Un Héritage Fabuleux – [[Disc 1]] – Production RO 001 (2010) – USA / Ireland / Quebec, Canada – http://www.mnemo.qc.ca/spip/les-prix-mnemo/article/prix-mnemo-2010-le-double-cd-john Piano, Denis Pépin.

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 (which runs tonight at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

2018-06-17: free Accordion Noir stage at Car-Free Main Street festival!

June 6, 2018

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Following up on our success at last year’s Car Free Main festival, we’ve been invited back to present another free outdoor Accordion Noir stage (rain or shine) for the entire duration of the fest, from noon through to 7 pm, Sunday, June 17.

Things kick off with quick half-hour sets from Jordan Rody (Alberta’s hardest working twentysomething in polka) and Joana Reis from Portugal, then keep checking in for 45-minute-long sets on the hour, starting with the theatrical folk music of Alison Jenkins at 1pm, Portuguese fado from Basilissa at 2, a set by Doracito Prieto at 3, our own Squeezebox Circle Orchestra at 4 pm, some musical whimsy from Teapot in the Tuba starting at 5, and Colombian cumbia from Breaking Boundaries (pictured) headlining from 6 pm until the end!
Don’t miss it!  Vancouver won’t have an accordion menu like this to sample from again … until #NoirFestXI in September!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-06-06: A variety of music from Canada, Texas and other countries.

June 4, 2018

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From way back ten years ago, here’s Accordion Noir Radio episode number 79, an hour of squeezebox radio with a very literal description.  At its original online home it was enjoyed 3036 times and now we have moved it over to the Internet Archive to entertain, inform and delight future generations of alt-accordion fans.  To whet your appetite, here’s its playlist:

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

Dan Bromrigg – In It – Wander Songs (2007) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.donbrownrigg.com
Nortec Collective – Tijuana Sound Machine – Bostich+Fussible (2008) – Tijuana, California – http://www.myspace.com/nortec
Hinkala – La Guigue – Sans Interdit (2007) – France – http://Hinkala.com/default.aspx
Nobuko Imai + Mie Miki – Italienisches Konzert (2nd movement, Andante) –Antiquities (2004) – Japan – http://www.geocities.jp/miemiki_classical_accordion/
(Commentary on giant church accordions by Rowan and Bruce.)
Lake of Stew – Down, Down, Down – Ain’t Tired of Lovin’ (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.lakeofstew.ca
Brigid Kaelin – Watch Out! – West 28th Street (2008) – Louisville, Kentucky, USA – http://www.brigidkaelin.com
Ayla Brooks – Sweater Song (John Blerot, acc) – After the Morning After (2008) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.savedbyradio.com
R. de Leone & L. Villalobos – A Palerno (Vals) – Norteño & Tejano Accordion Pioneers : Vol. 3-Texas Mexican Border Music – Texas – http://www.arhoolie.com/titles/7016.shtml
¡Puro Conjunto! An Album in Words and Pictures, great book edited by Juan Tejeda and Avelardo Valdez – “An Odyssey through the Magical Land of Conjunto, El Movimiento Xicano, and the Tejano Conjunto Festival ” (by Juan Tejeda) Read by Bruce –http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/extejpur.html
Santiago Jiménez y Sus Valedores – La Piedrera (polka, 1953, san Antonio, Texas, USA) – Squeeze Play: World Accordion – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
Elephant – Hope to the End – The Violet Hour (2008) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/elephantlive
Rowan Lipkovits (after Marilyn Manson) – the Dope Show – Um, Canada? – Nice fade, eh?
The Accidental Trio – Good Night – The Accidental Trio (2008) – San Antonio, Texas, USA –  http://www.myspace.com/theaccidentaltrio

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 2018-05-30: Pauline Oliveros returns

May 31, 2018

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It’s already been a year and a half since feminist accordion avant-gardist Pauline Oliveros gave her bellows the final squeeze, and already in the popular consciousness when you hear someone discussing a “drone” you probably think of quadcopters instead of long, sustained notes played on a free reed block.  But her legacy of Deep Listening and extraordinarily long accordion recordings remains, and on this occasion — her birthday — Bruce reminds you of what the fuss was all about.  Click here for digital audio of tonight’s hourlong episode, and read on for the (very brief) playlist:

* Pauline Oliveros – Tara’s Room – Tara’s Room (1987) [with no accordion!] – http://deeplistening.org/
* Pauline Oliveros – The Beauty of Sorrow – Tara’s Room (1987) – http://deeplistening.org/
* Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis. – Ione – Deep Listening (1989) – http://deeplistening.org/
* LaSaM – Tina Pearson – Tectonach – Sonic Whisper concert – Victoria, BC, Canada – Chris Reiche (Yamaha DX7), Kristy Farkas (grand piano) and Tina Pearson (accordion, voice) in concert November, 2008 in Victoria, BC. Recorded by Mario Milat.
https://tina-pearson.com/

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!