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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2006-12-15: Our Third Episode

January 9, 2017

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From way back — slightly over ten years ago — we’re beefing up our weekly postings of new episodes by sharing their counterparts from a decade previous. Looking back through the outstretched bellows of time, today we reach what was only our third time on the air together, in the middle of the night from 2-3 am midway through December of 2006. Though over the past 10 years it garnered some 7979 listens from accordion fans, robots and web-spiders at its original location, it has a new home: we are relocating the back archives to the Internet Archive where someday, hopefully, the new episodes can join them in a colossal podcast archive once again. You can listen there, and here’s what you missed:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 15, 2006
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Horst Wende – Happy Accordion (1972) – Medley
Stupid – Stupid – Red Sweater
Ultramarine – Folk – Antiseptic
Lea Nicholson – The Concertina Record – Liberty Bell (Monty Python Theme)
Piedro Frosini – New York Blues (Edison Diamond Disk from 1918)
Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra – Yidi Mit’n Fidi (Yidi With His Fiddle) (did this have any accordion in it?)
Concertina Record (again) – Kopya (weird one!)
Motion Trio – Play-Station – Game Over
Rowan [live on the set] – Shakespeare’s Got a Gun
Speedy West – Steel Guitar – Sunset (maybe the best pedal steel guitar players ever, with Billy Leibert on acc.)
Iva Nova – [off their site] – Countryside Corrida (Tex-Mex from Russia; we love this band of crazy women!)
Circus Contraption – Grand American Traveling Dime Museum – Hot Coals [Seattle’s own circus-noir].
Jason Webley – Only Just Beginning – Balloon Feather Boat Tomato
Astor Piazzolla – Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night – Knife Fight
Decembrists – Her Majesty – the Cimbley Sweep
Rowan (after Danny Elfman) [live in the studio] – Town Meeting
Horst Wenlen – (still) Happy Accordion – More Medley
Lorin Swelk – Stay Free! Magazine’s 2004 Christmas Album – Bombing Iraq in Time For Christmas

Ten years ago we were jazzed to have a MySpace account for Accordion Noir Radio (which, believe it or not, really helped in networking with squeezy bands); today, that social media credential is a little underwhelming, and so we have diversified our portfolio — you can follow along on our beat scouring every mention of the word #accordion in realtime on Twitter with @AccordionBruce and @AccordionNoir… we share images from our local accordion scene and our squeezy travels on Instagram over at @AccordionNoirFest, and maintain no fewer than three Facebook groups specialised for Accordion Noir Fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle… choose your favorite or sign on to all three! Thanks for joining us on this expedition through time… cheers and squeeze on!

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