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Accordion Noir 2014-01-01, Happy Noir Year!

January 2, 2014

This is the Minnie White CD I found in the give-away box at the station before the show!  Happy new year!

Minnie White page with interviews on the CBC.

And here’s our New Year’s playlist for last night’s show:  (I forgot to include this link a minute ago.  Sorry.)

* Zeek Manners and His Gang – Make With The Music – The Golden Age of Zeke Manners (0) – Los Angeles, California, USA –

* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show!,%2004feb10%29.pdf

* Mojo Zydeco – Deux Trois Zydeco – Zydified (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* Jimmy C. Newman – Chere Toute-Toute – Louisiana Spice: 25 Years of Louisiana Music on Rounder Records (Country Disk) (1995) – Louisiana, USA –

* Cuarteto Hernandez – El Guayubin – Essential Merengue: Stripping the Parrot (0) – República Dominicana, Dominican Republic –

* Viola Turpeinen – New Years Hambo – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa Vol. 3 1947 -1949 (0) – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland –

* The Captain & Me – Happy New Year – Leave Your Friends And Family (0) – Oslo, Norway –

* Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazzolla – 20 Years Ago – Summit – Reunion Cumbre (1974) – Argentina, New York –

* Happy Johnny And Family – Soldier’s Joy – Fonotone Records, Frederick, Maryland [Disc 1]: Jug in the Shade (1963) – Maryland, USA? – Starts like a tango?  “One of the oldest extant fiddle instrumentals brought by immigrants across the Atlantic Ocean.”    Dust-to-Digital,  PO Box 54743, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308-4743, USA

* Vagabond Opera – New Years Eve in a Haunted House – The Zeitgeist Beckons (2009) – Portland, Oregon, USA –

* Minnie White – Valley Echoes – The Hills Of Home (0) – Newfoundland, Canada –

* Mad Pudding – Grandpa Groats – Bruce’s Vegetable Garden (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* The Willis Brothers – Unhappy New Year – The Golden Age of the Willis Brothers (0) – Oklahoma/Kansas City/Nashville, USA –

* Al Soyka – Polka Tropicale 3 – Polka Tropicale (0) – LP’s From Rowan aug 09 –

* Black Prairie – Auld Lang Syne – MyMusicRX and the Children’s Cancer Association (2013) – Porland! –   With Annalisa Tornfelt on Nyckelharpa, and me on the terrible digital conversion that should never have gotten on the air.  Sorry.  Go listen to the original please.

* Les Sœurs Boulay – Où La Vague Se Mêle À La Grand’ Route – Le poids des confettis (2013) – Montréal, Québec, Canada –

* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – good old bad old days – Good Old Bad Old Days Demo (0) – Detroit, Michigan, USA / Berlin, Germany –

* Tom Waits – New Year’s Eve – Bad As Me (2011) – Hollywood, California, USA –  David Hidalgo, acc.

* The Chimney Swallows – The O – The Chimney Swallows (2012) – British Columbia, Canada –

* Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin With Canray Fontenot – Jolie Bassette – La Musique Creole (1966) – Louisiana, USA –  (from the Melodeon LP “Les Blues Du Bayou)

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  1. January 2, 2014 6:20 pm

    Hi Bruce! New Year Greetings from New Zealand. (I was the one discussing Gaucho Bandoneon and mentioning our museum accordion collection.) I am really interested in your radio show for the eclectic accordion content! My life has been accordions. [PLus I worked in community radio In the late 1990’s to early 2000’s for well over a decade as daytime and specialist show DJ announcer interviewer / receptionist / board member / and tried almost everything from applying for funding funding and live fundraising and other public events to taking care of the specialist show volunteers etc etc.] ……Here is the link to our WHISKEY BUSINESS CD we put out a just couple of years ago. I play accordion in it and all of us are music teachers and/or vocal coaches. We got together to jam with a blues harmonica player and tried zydeco but none of that is on this album. ONE FOOT IN THE GROOVE was recorded up here by Barking Records/Mercury Production. Everything from Dylan and Gillian Welch to Boz Scaggs and the Supremes – with OUR selection of instruments – guitars, accordion, mandolin, flute and up to 4 part harmonies!

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